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06 October 2017

Another Volvo for Collier Quarrying & Recycling

First published04/10/2017
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Collier Quarrying & Recycling has acquired another Volvo L220H loading shovel

Another Volvo L220H loading shovel has been delivered to Collier Quarrying & Recycling, a division of the Collier Group, Cowdenbeath, Fife, Scotland.

It takes up rehandling duties at the company’s Goat Hill Quarry along with two L220Hs that were delivered at the end of 2014.

The new recruit from SMT GB joins the team of Volvo frontline shovels now totalling three, and has allowed a veteran L150C to semi-retire for use on secondary and standby duties as production at the Goat Hill facility steps up.

The machines oversee the stocking out area where high-quality Plus-65 PSV stone chippings are loaded out on both the company’s fleet of Volvo road-going trucks as well as general haulage distributing material as far afield as the Midlands region.

A significant financial investment in establishing a block making and concrete panel making production plant means the need for another loading shovel equipped with a 5.6m³ rehandling bucket has been crucial for this new venture.

The Volvo L220H features a 13litre Stage-IV final engine, and the machine also benefits from Volvo-designed and manufactured driveline components including Optishift with torque converter lock-up and reverse-by-braking feature, all designed to offer considerable fuel savings on every shift.

Such savings are said to be further enhanced by the Volvo Eco-pedal, encouraging the operator to run the machine at its optimum rpm in the engine’s torque curve.

The Collier Group also operates 18 Volvo road-going vehicles in the guise of concrete mixers; haul and drag units; low loaders, and eight wheeled tippers, and is also a fan of the FMX range of trucks.

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.

It has eight strategically placed customer support centres, a dedicated National Used Equipment Centre and a network of utility equipment dealers.

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