EMN Plant adds to Volvo CE fleet
First publishedin Aggregates Business Europe
EMN's Volvo CE EC240C deployed at the company's Scatsca quarry loading a recently acquired screen
Shetland, Scotland, based EMN Plant has added more Volvo excavators to its 30-strong fleet of tracked machines.
“We’ve been adding Volvo excavators and mini diggers to the fleet since 2010 with the EC140D and EC27C being the most recent additions,” says director Ellis Nicolson.
“And the reason for continuing to do so is due to the level of support we enjoy from Volvo CE and in particular Neil Bruce, their mobile engineer for the far north of Scotland.”
The EC140D is powered by a Volvo four-cylinder D4H Stage IIIB engine and the machine’s Integrated work mode control is said to provide high efficiency, rapid dig cycles and low fuel consumption. The advanced mode control system ensures the maximum possible hydraulic horsepower available is delivered at a constant engine speed under varying load conditions.
The EC27C is powered by a Volvo 1.6litre low-emission Stage III engine coupled to a load sensing hydraulic system for optimum performance and fuel saving. Simultaneous control of slew and offset movements provides faster, more precise performance due to the right joystick control lever that features an electronically proportional roller. The latest addition is the third EC27C to be purchased by EMN and joins other Volvo compact excavators including an EC18C and ECR48C models.
EMN Plant traces its routes to 1972, and today it supplies operated and non-operated plant for hire, and it continues to carry out its own contracts mainly for the giant oil and gas companies on the island, BP and Total. In addition it started up quarrying operations at nearby Scatsta for supplying stone and sub-base materials and recently invested in mobile crushing equipment.