Scott Bros purchase first Volvo machine
Featured in10 May 2012 - 16:54
Teesside aggregates recycling firm takes delivery of new Volvo L150G wheel loader for rehandling duties
TEESSIDE-based aggregate recycling and crushing company Scott Bros Ltd have taken delivery of their first-ever Volvo loading shovel, an L150G complete with bespoke 4.2 cubic metre rehandling bucket, automatic greasing system and RDS 8000i weigh loader with printer.
The new L150G is the first Volvo product to be purchased by Scott Bros for their plant fleet totalling 15 assorted machines, although Volvo loaders were regularly hired in previously for various duties.
‘With our current workload, it made absolute sense to purchase instead of paying hire charges,’ said co-director Peter Scott. ‘We’ve been that impressed with the reliability and performance of the Volvos we’ve had on hire that, in our opinion, we consider the product to be the best available in today’s market.’
The new 25-tonne wheel loader has been deployed rehandling and loading tippers with recycled and crushed concrete of various grades, ranging from MOT type 1 down to dust, on the site of an old chemical production plant on Teesside.
The bespoke rehandling bucket is fully capable of handling the wide range of material on site while the loading of various types and sizes of road wagons is facilitated by the RDS 8000i weigh loader.
The L150G features a 13-litre Stage IIIB-compliant 300hp engine and offers a full-turn tipping load of 17.2 tonnes with a 20% increase in lifting force and a 10% increase in breakout force over its predecessor.
A new hydraulic cooling system has been designed to reduce the working temperatures by up to 20 degrees C over the F-series model. Fuel savings are further enhanced by the Volvo Eco pedal, which encourages the operator to run the machine at its optimum rev/min in the engine’s torque curve.