Volvo places construction companies ahead of the pack

HOLMES Plant and Construction Ltd have been so impressed by Volvo’s compact excavators that they have expanded their hire fleet by a further seven vehicles.

SMT GB’s utility dealer, Contractors Equipment Sales Ltd (CES), delivered four zero-swing, 2.5-tonne ECR25Ds and three larger five-tonne reduced swing ECR50Ds to the company at Otley near Ipswich.

This bringsHomles Plant and Construction’s total number of Volvo compact excavators to 12 in a large multi-branded hire fleet.

Good, robust machines

Holmes Plant and Construction Ltd’s co-Director, Ben Holmes, said: “The Volvo compact excavators are good, robust machines.

“They are easy to operate, they wear well and keep their appearance. We have regular clients who request them by name and since we find them very reliable, we tend to hire them to customers with projects further afield.

Just as importantly, we have developed a very good relationship with the team at CES who we find extremely helpful on technical and parts support when we need it.”

The ECR25D is the smallest zero swing model in the Volvo compact excavator range and is powered by a 1.1-litre low emission engine developing 21hp.

The larger ECR50D features a fuelefficient Volvo D2.6A four-cylinder engine that brings a useful powerincrease at 41.8hp.

The zero or short radius swing excavator design provides exceptional stability and is ideal for working in confined spaces.

Simultaneous control of slew and offset movements provides a faster, more precise performance and all hydraulic functions are performed in total independence for more control and less delay when handling multiple tasks.

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