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22 June 2018

Celmisa Plant Hire’s acquires two new Volvo ADTs

First publishedon www.AggBusiness.com
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Company representatives with one of Celmisa Plant Hire's new Volvo A30G articulated haulers
Celmisa Plant Hire, which is celebrating 40 years of trading this year, has acquired two new Volvo A30G articulated haulers.


The close-knit, family-run business, based in Neilston, Glasgow, Scotland, has a long association operating Volvo articulated haulers, and the latest acquisition was through SMT GB.

“My father Charlie founded the company in 1978 and back then we were involved in agricultural contracting, drainage and some bulk earthmoving,” says Ian Johnston, the current managing director and son of the founder.

“Volvo articulated haulers have been a part of our company for most of this time, certainly for the last 35 years and we cannot fault them.

“Even today, we are still running 20-year-old A35Cs on our own contracting jobs and have just overhauled one of them completely.

“However, the new A30Gs we’ve just purchased will be deployed in our operated plant hire fleet.”

The A30G hauler from Volvo 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. This features high torque at low engine speeds, resulting in good fuel efficiency, high performance, quicker engine response and less wear, so longer service life.

Purpose-built by Volvo, the engine is designed to exactly match the Volvo drivetrain, ensuring the best use of power and torque, even in tough working conditions.

Said to deliver exceptional fuel efficiency, it is matched to a torque converter with built in lock-up function and is fitted with a fully automatic, fast adaptive transmission.

The rest of the Volvo designed and built powertrain has been reinforced to cope with the higher torque output of the engine.

With a carrying capacity of 28tonnes and heaped capacity of 17.5m³, the Volvo A30G has a maximum speed of 53km/hour.

The hauler is also fitted with CareTrack as standard, which is Volvo’s telematics system that enables remote monitoring of a wide range of machine functions, including location, fuel consumption, and service reminders thus optimising customer operations.

“You really do get what you pay for at the end of the day.”

Celmisa plant hire is a leading plant hire, earthworks and drainage contractor in central Scotland serving the construction industry in Scotland and the north of England, and offers a wide range of reliable and versatile equipment, ranging from mini to mass excavation excavators up to 56tonnes; wheeled excavators; LGP dozers fitted with GPS, 6-35tonne dump trucks and other ancillary equipment and transport.

The contracts department of Celmisa Plant Hire services all aspects of groundworks within the construction industry.

SMT GB markets Volvo Construction Equipment products which include wheeled loaders, articulated haulers, hydraulic excavators, Volvo utility equipment and Volvo road equipment products in Great Britain.

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