‘Sound pedigree’ prompts Patersons to break from tradition

A new Volvo L110H loading shovel has been put to work at Patersons Quarries’ Burrowine Moor site at Bogside, near Alloa.

The nineteen-tonne machine is the first Volvo loading shovel to join the firm’s fleet of mobile equipment, though the company has experience of the manufacturer’s articulated haulers.

Managing director Tom Paterson said, “Over the years we’ve had a good experience operating Volvo articulated haulers in our quarrying and landfill operations and, most latterly, with three A40Gs we purchased at the end of 2015. Their pedigree is sound in terms of reliability and performance, with good residuals, so on this basis we decided to make a break with our traditional brand of loading shovel and opt for a Volvo instead.

“We are looking forward to a similar performance from the L110H in the knowledge that the machine will be well supported, as usual, by SMT GB’s customer support centre in Stirling.”

The L110H features a Stage-IV final Volvo 8-litre engine and has optional extras including boom suspension or ride control, a Groeneveld automatic greasing system, an Ogden Sensor Vision reversing aid, hydraulic attachment bracket and a 3.3.m³ general purpose bucket.

SMT GB, marketers of Volvo Construction Equipment products, said, “With a load over height of 2.79 metres under the tipped bucket, the machine demonstrates a generous full-turn tipping load of 11,420kg and is ideally suited to its main task of loading extracted sand into a receiving hopper for the washing and screening process at the Burrowine Moor facility.”