Jakto Excavations' three new Volvo A25G articulated haulers takes its Volvo mixed fleet of ADTs to 17
Jakto Excavations has taken delivery of a further three Volvo A25G articulated haulers, increasing its mixed fleet of A25s and A30s to 17 machines.
“We need reliable machines for our earthmoving, remedial and demolition contracts and in our long experience of owning and operating Volvo articulated haulers, they are without doubt second to none,” says Neil Hellewell, managing director of the Barnsley, county South Yorkshire, England-based company.
“Our oldest trucks are now fifteen years old and all except one still have their original powertrains in place: they just keep on running.”
The latest trucks join an existing fleet of Volvo A25 and A30 articulated haulers from the D-series to the current G-series, along with other mixed plant including excavators, dozers, soil compactors and loading shovels.
Specialising in large bulk muck-shifting projects along with remedial work and demolition is the bread and butter work for Jakto Excavations across the north of England and the Midlands.
One such project is a new development project north-east of the city of Leeds where the company is engaged in a 1,000,000m³ cut-and-fill earthmoving project. The three new arrivals joined the rest of Jakto’s Volvo hauler fleet one site.
“On a job like this it’s vital that everything is up and running and on the whole, our Volvo haulers are highly productive and reliable,” says Hellewell.
“But the most important factor for us is the ability to support the equipment in the field. In our experience, if there’s been a problem or an issue, Volvo reacts quickly to resolve it which speaks volumes in our opinion.”
The A25G articulated hauler can carry 25tonnes with a heaped capacity of 15.3m³ and is powered by a Stage-IV Volvo V-ACT six-cylinder engine producing 318 net hp. A maximum torque of 1,942Nm is achieved at just 1,100rpm, which means this is available at relatively low engine speeds, and is said to result in good fuel efficiency, high performance, quicker engine response, less engine wear and a longer service life.
The engine is matched to the Volvo drive-train featuring in-house designed and manufactured transmission, drop box and heavy-duty axles with outboard wet disc brakes. Dynamic and predictive gear selection adapts to operating conditions, for improved comfort and fuel efficiency.