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First Volvo machine for Total Reclaims Demolition

Volvo EC300E excavator

Company purchases its first ever demo-spec Volvo EC300E excavator for waste-management duties 

TOTAL Reclaims Demolition Ltd have taken delivery of their first-ever Volvo loading shovel rigged for secondary demolition duties. The new 30-tonne EC300E supplied to the Nottinghamshire-based contractor includes: heavy-duty belly guards; side impact protection rails; full FOGS guarding; heavy-duty guarding for boom and bucket cylinders; X1/X3 rotation circuits; a big bore hammer return line; and an automatic greasing system. 

According to Melvyn Cross Jr., managing director of Total Reclaims Demolition, adding the new Volvo to the company’s fleet is a change to the usual brands that it is associated with. We certainly liked the look of the Volvo offering in terms of the machine’s build quality and aesthetics,’ he commented. 

‘We’ve also had some experience in operating them when we’ve had to hire equipment in and, together with a favourable package on offer including a service agreement and extended warranty, decided to try the EC300E for the first time.’

Powered by a six-cylinder Volvo engine developing 243hp, the EC300E unit allows operators to choose the best work mode for the task at hand, ensuring optimum performance and fuel efficiency. Modes include: I (idle); F (fine), G (general); H (heavy); or P (power). 

There is also an Eco mode feature that is available in G, H or P mode. Pump flow is controlled for combined digging and swinging operations to reduce the flow loss through the overload relief valves, while maintaining digging power and maximum swing torque. 

‘So far, we’ve been more than pleased with our purchasing decision. The machine is performing very well and has been very well accepted by our operators,’ said Mr Cross Jr.

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