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New Volvo L150H for Scottish quarry operator

Volvo L150H wheel loader

Hugh King & Co. take delivery of new wheel loader for Hullerhill sand and gravel quarry in Ayrshire

HUGH King & Co., part of Tillicoultry Quarries, have invested in a new Volvo L150H loading shovel for use at their Hullerhill sand and gravel site, in Kilwinning, Ayrshire.

Joining a smaller Volvo L120H wheel loader which looks after bagging operations at the quarry, the L150H machine has been put in charge of the main yard duties around the plant.

‘We’ve been operating Volvo equipment for many years and found the loading shovels to be consistently reliable and productive machines,’ commented Charles Hughes, operations manager for Hugh King & Co. 

‘The L150H, with its 4.2 cubic metre rehandling bucket, is the optimum-sized loading shovel for most of our requirements at Hullerhill and is proving to be a good-performing all-rounder as an extraction tool, as well as loading out high-sided bulkers.’

The new wheel loader benefits from Volvo-designed powertrain components and a 13-litre, 300hp Volvo Stage V engine. Fuel savings are 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, and Optishift with torque converter lock-up.

The L150H is equipped with Volvo’s Co-Pilot load-assist option, which represents the latest in weigh-loading sophistication, allowing the operator to calibrate the bucket via the touchscreen pad in the cab as well as recording bucket loads and the number of buckets filled.

The Co-Pilot touchscreen automatically becomes a rear-view screen when the loader is put into reverse, and the system can be linked with Volvo’s Care Track telematics system, which can feed information to a remote location.

Hugh King & Co. have been producing silica sand, dried mortar and render products for more than 160 years, supplying materials to the whole of Scotland and the north of England.

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