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Volvo high-reach excavator

Waste-management firm invests in new high-reach demolition-spec EC480E excavator 

MICK George Ltd have strengthened their equipment fleet with the addition of a Volvo EC480E HR excavator and the high-reach machine has been put straight to work at the former redundant RAF Brampton site, in Cambridgeshire, where up to 500 new homes and other community schemes are to be built.

The demolition-spec EC480E was chosen for its versatility and ability to switch between demolition and conventional digging equipment, thanks to the machine’s modular pre-boom arrangement and hydraulically adjustable undercarriage.   

Specially developed in-house by Volvo CE, the high-reach demolition-spec machine has an enhanced maximum pin height of 31m, a tool weight of 3 tonnes, an operating working angle at 20° and a variety of hydraulic line configurations to accommodate numerous operated attachments. 

Jon Wilmore, procurement manager for Mick George, said: ‘The business has recorded some fantastic results of late and has even greater aspirations in the near future. Our contracting services lie at the heart of everything the company is about, so it’s pleasing to see this area continue to develop with such intensity. We’re currently working on many high-profile projects, alongside some major players in the industry, which is a testament to the level of work we’re providing.’’ 

Mr Wilmore continued: ‘We are also investing in people and equipment. Recently, we’ve recruited a wealth of experience in our contracting departments to help us push on to the next level. In specific reference to the EC480E HR, the performance and reliability of our existing Volvo plant made acquiring the machine a relatively easy decision, especially as it opens up new doors with respect to the work we can now complete without external assistance.’

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