Volvo excavators for O’Hara
First publishedin Aggregates Business Europe
Two Volvo EC220D crawler excavators have been selected to take over a company’s crushing and recycling activities.
“We took on board Volvo CE’s claim of a 12% improvement in fuel consumption with the new D series models when considering which machines to purchase,” says O’Hara Bros Aggregates’ contracts manager Jason O’Hara.
“We’ve calculated our weekly fuel consumption has dropped by 500litres.”
The EC220D benefits uses Volvo’s Stage IIIB D6 engine, delivering 129kW of power and 849Nm of torque, coupled to an improved hydraulic system with larger pumps which in turn significantly improves hourly fuel consumption with shorter cycle times.
Operators can select the best work mode for the task at hand, ensuring optimum performance and fuel efficiency. Modes include I-idle, F-fine, G-general, H-heavy or P-power, with the machine automatically setting the appropriate engine speed for the work mode, while ECO mode is a new feature that works in G to H (or P) mode. Pump flow is controlled for combined digging and swinging operations to reduce the flow loss through the overload relief valves, while maintaining digging power and maximum swing torque.
“We are the largest recyclers of Type 1 planings in North London and operating equipment that is eco-friendly in terms of fuel consumption and reduced emissions enhances the image O’Hara Bros wants to present in the marketplace,” says O’Hara.