Company purchases 12 new Volvo machines for its waste solutions, construction and aggregates divisions
RAYMOND Brown Group have made another substantial investment in Volvo machinery across their waste, aggregates and construction operations. This latest fleet package – worth £2 million – represents not only a partial replacement plan but also an increment to the group’s overall mobile plant fleet and continues a long-standing tradition of operating Volvo equipment.
According to Kelvin White, chief executive of Raymond Brown, the new Volvo machines were chosen thanks to the reliability of the product, along with an extremely attractive package.
‘We’ve been associated with Volvo equipment for more than 25 years,’ he said. ‘The quality of build and overall performance, coupled with reduced operating costs, are amongst the reasons why we choose Volvo.’
Joining Raymond Brown’s minerals and recycling division are the 22-tonne EC220E and larger 30-tonne EC300E crawler excavator, along with two new Volvo L120H wheel loaders and an L150H unit. These machines will be located at various facilities across the south of England.
The business has also taken delivery of three new excavators for its materials recycling facility on the A303 at Barton Stacey, in Hampshire. They include a Volvo EW210D wheeled materials-handling excavator featuring a bespoke, straight boom and dipper arm arrangement, along with a hydraulic elevating cab and rotating selector grapple.
Also working at the recycling centre is an ECR88D reduced-swing excavator, which is the largest model in Volvo’s line-up of compact excavators. These machines will be sorting and loading a range of waste materials for the picking lines, and stockpiling and loading out high sided bulkers for onward processing.
Meanwhile, four 14-tonne EC140E crawler excavators have been supplied to Raymond Brown’s construction divisions, two of which are in standard configuration, one machine features an optional dozer blade and the other unit is equipped with additional rubber blocks bolter to the standard track plates.
All of the new machines have been supplied with Volvo’s Blue service agreements, which ensures each unit is regularly maintained by Volvo trained engineers using genuine OEM parts.