Waste-management operator purchases new Volvo machines to help expand recycling activities
EXETER-based Stuart Partners, along with sister company EMS Waste Services, have invested in a new fleet of Volvo machines for their waste-management operations at Hill Barton, and for a new recycling venture, in Paignton.
The company has bolstered its earthmoving machinery fleet with a Volvo L70H wheel loader, a reduced swing ECR145E crawler excavator and an A25G articulated hauler. While Stuart Partners are no strangers to owning and operating Volvo equipment, the latest deal is the first time the recycling operator has taken the decision to purchase an articulated dumptruck (ADT).
‘As our recycling and material processing activity has started to really expand, we needed a machine that was more suited to the task in terms of carrying capacity with the all-round capability to go anywhere on site, irrespective of the ground conditions,’ said Troy Stuart, managing director of Stuart Partners.
‘The Volvo articulated hauler is legendary in the marketplace and has a tried and tested pedigree for performance reliability and not least, an extremely good residual value, so we felt opting for the A25G was the logical choice for us.’
The new 25-tonne A25G ADT will be deployed at Stuart Partners’ Hill Barton recycling and landfill site, moving a wide variety of materials including: inert waste for landfill; rubble; wood; screened soils; and screened and crushed hardcore and tarmacadam.
The articulated hauler has been fitted with an optional cantilever tailgate and side extensions to carry maximum payload and volume (17.6 cubic metres) and is ideally suited to hauling typical light and loose flowing materials found at Hill Barton.
The A25G hauler meets the requirements of Stage IV Final emissions legislation, thanks to a 318hp electronically controlled, six-cylinder, turbocharged Volvo V-ACT diesel engine which delivers high torque at low engine speeds, resulting in good fuel efficiency, high performance, quicker engine response and reduced wear/longer service life.
Purpose built by Volvo, the engine is designed to match the Volvo drive train, ensuring the best use of power and torque, even in tough working conditions. Delivering exceptional fuel efficiency, the engine is matched to a torque converter with built in lock-up function and fitted with a fully automatic fast adaptive transmission.
The 14-tonne L70H loader (173hp) benefits from an optional long boom with an extended pin height of 4.39m which, in conjunction with a high tip bucket, facilitates the loading of high-sided bulkers and walking floor trailers.
Meanwhile, as part of their new waste-recycling venture in Devon, EMS have chosen the reduced swing radius Volvo ECR145E to take charge of operations. The 15.4-tonne excavator is equipped with a Stage IV Final engine (121hp) and has been put to work sorting incoming material for recycling, thanks to the addition of a hydraulic rotating selector grapple.
The machine also features rubber blocks fitted to the standard steel tracks to protect the concrete pad of the materials recovery facility. ‘Opting for the Volvo products is a logical choice for us,’ said Mr Stuart. ‘The machines are competitively priced and live up to their reputation for reliability and performance.’