Highland caravan site keeps the noise down with new Volvo


A stunning holiday site in the Scottish Highlands is benefiting from a new Volvo ECR58D reduced swing radius compact excavator.

Far from the hustle and bustle of urban life, a quality, landscaped park with individual plots for touring caravans, campers and static caravans has been evolving over the last 28 years into a popular and successful site at picturesque Grantown-on-Spey.

The family run business headed up by proprietor John Fleming continues to develop this most sought after destination with the addition of quality bespoke permanent homes and lodges.

In order to assist in this development, Mr Fleming has purchased a new Volvo ECR58D from Volvo’s recently appointed utility dealer for the north of Scotland – CSM Sales Ltd.  “The ECR58D replaces an older 6 tonne machine and I have to say I’m impressed with the superior build quality as well as the handling and performance of the Volvo,” he said. The new reduced swing radius machine is ideally sized for the tasks required of it at the Grantown-on-Spey Caravan Park which include general maintenance, profiling and landscaping the immediate surroundings and, more importantly, preparing the bases for the new permanent abodes.

“Another important feature is its ability to operate quite happily at less than half throttle which means our residents aren’t disturbed by excessive noise emissions around the site,” Mr Fleming added.

The ECR58D is powered by a Volvo 2.6 litre low emission engine producing 48 hp coupled to a load sensing hydraulic system for fast cycle times and smooth control. The machine offers a generous horizontal reach of 6.3 metres and a lift capacity of 660kg at full reach across the carriage.