Volvos for North Lincs Aggregates
First publishedin Aggregates Business Europe
North Lincs Aggregates, eastern England, has bought three new machines from Volvo Construction Equipment for the first time, with a further two on order. The company, which operates out of the Isle of Axholme, in the county of Lincolnshire, has operated older Volvo shovels and dump trucks since setting up at its Cove Farm facility near Doncaster, county South Yorkshire, 18 months ago.
The trio of machines comprises a L150H loading shovel complete with a 4.4m³ re-handling bucket; a 25tonne EC250E crawler excavator, and an A30G articulated hauler with a 27.5tonne carrying capacity.
“The older machines have certainly proved themselves but as we continue to increase our production both at Cove Farm and other facilities it became important that we took the step to invest in new state-of-the-art equipment,” says Richard Mills, managing director.
The new EC250E is extracting silica sand and loading the new A30G alongside two existing Volvo A30C trucks which then run the material to the processing plant.
Powered by an 8litre Volvo Stage IV engine, the 25tonne excavator is equipped with a 6m boom and 2.97m dipper arm, and a lift capacity of 3.5tonnes at maximum reach.
With a carrying capacity of 28tonnes and heaped capacity of 17.5m³, the 30tonne Volvo A30G also meets the requirements of Stage IV final emissions legislation, being powered by an electronically-controlled, six-cylinder 264kW turbo-charged Volvo V-ACT diesel engine.
The new L150H loading shovel is loading and blending stockpiled material into the processing plant.
A further order is in place for another L150H loading shovel and an A30G articulated hauler, which are due for delivery in September.