Compact Volvo just the ticket for Freuchie fleet


WALLACE Roofing and Building Contractors of Freuchie near Glenrothes, has added another new Volvo compact excavator to its existing fleet of a Volvo BL71 backhoe loader, an EC27C and a fourteen tonne EC140B crawler excavator.

This time the company has opted for the 1.8 tonne Volvo EC18C which features two speed tracking and hydraulically adjustable undercarriage.

“I needed a slightly smaller compact excavator to carry out a lot of the typical projects we are currently undertaking,” explained proprietor Scott Wallace.

“Having had a good experience already with the EC27C we purchased two years ago together with the reliability of the BL71 and the fourteen tonne excavator, plus the excellent support and back-up service we get from the Stirling support centre, prompted my decision to choose another Volvo.”

The new EC18C is one of four machines ranging between 1.5 and 2.0 tonnes and is powered by a 12.3 Kw (16.8hp) engine. It features automatic two speed travel and extendable undercarriage as standard.

All the hydraulic hoses for the digging equipment are routed through the boom and cylinders are top mounted to minimise on site damage.