WPI Surfacing Ltd, part of the WPI Group based at Middlewich Cheshire has chosen a new Volvo wheeled P6870C paver to take over its front line operations for the first time.
Following an initial enquiry, a demonstration of Volvo’s P6870C paver was arranged in order for WPI Surfacing Ltd to evaluate the features and benefits of the machine. “We were looking for a highly specified paver and the P6870C didn’t disappoint our expectations whilst we had the machine on evaluation,” said WPI’s contracts director Paul Farrer. “Besides the quality of the product, we were impressed with the extremely low noise emissions, the quality of the finished mat and above all, our operating crews found it to be very user friendly – in fact they are exceptionally pleased with it.”
The P6870C is powered by a Volvo D6 Stage IIIB compliant 175hp engine and at its heart features the EPM II – an electronic paver management system which incorporates a ‘Settings Management’ system allowing the operator to store up to twelve parameter settings for the major functions such as screed temperature, tamping & vibrating, conveyor, auger & paving speeds.