Thomas Menzies new EC220E ready to go to work
Thomas Menzies Builders of Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland has opted for its first Volvo EC220E excavator.
“We’ve had a long association with Volvo’s utility dealer, Rockbreakers UK, which has supplied hydraulic hammers and other ancillary attachments to us for some time,” says Brian Henderson, plant and environmental manager.
“When we learned that they had taken on the franchise for Volvo utility equipment, knowing their track record for excellent support, we had added confidence deciding to purchase a new 5.5tonne excavator for our fleet
“It was this relationship that introduced us to the larger offering from Volvo, and, following a visit to Volvo’s Live It Dig It event at Alloa earlier this year and having the chance to really test the EC220E, the decision to add this model to our fleet was made.”
Powered by a six-cylinder Volvo engine, the EC220E offers the latest in engine technology and operating sophistication.
Operator comfort is another major plus point, with the Volvo Care Cab providing plenty of legroom and foot space.
All-round visibility is enhanced by pressurised and filtered cab air supplied by a 14-vent, climate control system. An adjustable, easy-to-read LCD colour monitor provides real-time information of the machine functions.
The EC220E has been supplied with a Volvo Blue service agreement which is based on a fixed-rate-per-scheduled service and a fixed rate for mileage, including oil sampling and regular inspections to be reviewed on an annual basis.
The new machine will be deployed on a variety of applications ranging from general groundworks, muck shifting and lifting duties, thanks to the addition of an optional Prolec RCI Pro system.