Compact excavators have become a firm favourite

The new machines were modified by AH Plant’s engineer team.

AH Plant Hire has added more Volvo compact excavators to its fleet.

Managing Director Andrew Heaton has continued to develop and expand his hire business by adding a further nine of the excavators, bringing the total of Volvo machines to 30. In all, the recent package includes four EC17C’s (1.7 tonnes), two EC27C’s (2.7 Tonnes), two ECR58D’s and an ECR88.
Andrew is certainly a fan of the larger machines. He revealed, “We were one of the first in the north-west to find a niche in the hire market for the Volvo EC55 five-and-a-half-tonne model and the reduced swing variant has become a firm favourite with our customers since it was first introduced.
“The machines have proved reliable and have stood the test of time so together with a competitive package on offer from Seddons we decided to increment our fleet with more of the Volvo brand.”
All nine machines have undergone local modifications by AH Plant’s engineers with the addition of hydraulic quick hitches and vandal guards before joining the hire fleet.
“Besides the machine reliability, one of the key reasons why we continue to invest in Volvo utility equipment is the first class after sales support we receive from Seddons and indeed from Volvo themselves,” Andrew added.
AH Plant Hire is situated just off the A55 North Wales express way close to Queensferry.
The business is supported by two plant delivery vehicles, a complement of four engineers and an administrator.
Seddons (Plant & Engineers) Ltd is Volvo Construction Equipment’s appointed dealer for the range of Volvo utility equipment covering the north west of England.
Volvo Construction Equipment Division markets wheeled loaders, articulated haulers, hydraulic excavators, graders, Volvo utility and road machinery products in the U.K.
There are eight strategically placed customer support centres and a network of utility dealers to ensure high quality customer support is maintained throughout Great Britain.