The Volvo R70D rigid hauler
British quarry operator E & JW Glendinning has taken delivery of a new Volvo R70D rigid hauler
The vehicle is being used to haul blasted material to the primary crusher at the company’s Linhay Hill Quarry at Ashburton, Devon.
“We conducted a competitive evaluation of the rigid hauler market and since we have over twenty Volvo branded machines operating here at Linhay and our other facilities, considered the best choice of hauler would be the new Volvo R70D,” said Richard Webb, operations manager of quarry and concrete products for E&JW Glendinning.
“The new Volvo has a long-standing pedigree with its Terex heritage and it carries on the work of our existing eighteen year-old TR70 which has worked tirelessly here at Linhay. The R70D is well matched to our resident prime loading machine which is a Volvo L350F, dispatching the truck in just four passes. It will be working one single shift, five days a week, delivering approximately 250,000 tonnes of material from the face to the processing plant per annum.”
The R70D is powered by an MTU Detroit Diesel V12 engine developing 695 nett hp and achieves a maximum torque of 3323Nm at the relatively low engine speed of 1350 r/min.
Volvo CE British dealer SMT GB says that electronic integration between the engine and transmission allows the hauler to achieve smooth gearshift quality for consistent momentum and acceleration on all hauling applications. Performance and fuel efficiency are enhanced by the integrated shift pattern system, which includes two transmission shift schedules – Power and Economy – for tailored performance on all hauling conditions. The operator can pre-select the transmission operating mode to adapt to varying haul loads. Meanwhile, the hydraulic systems provide necessary flow for cooling and actuation systems that provide the required productive performance for quick cycle times and efficiencies.
Established in 1958, E & JW Glendinning produces quarry products, concrete products and asphalt from their facility at Linhay Hill Quarry Ashburton with satellite outlets strategically located in Plymouth and Exeter. It also produces high PSV gritstone chippings and asphalt from their Pigsdon Quarry operation located near Bude in North Cornwall. The company also operates a road maintenance division, contracting to private concerns and local authorities in Devon.
SMT GB markets Volvo CE products which include wheeled loaders, articulated haulers, hydraulic excavators, Volvo utility equipment and Volvo road equipment products in Great Britain. There are eight strategically placed customer support centres, a dedicated National Used Equipment Centre and a network of utility equipment dealers.