Ground contractor opts for a Volvo double

A South Lanarkshire groundwork specialist has snapped up two new Volvo excavators for its contracting and land clearance business.

Tarbrax-based MW Groundworks has added a 14-tonne EC140E and a 22-tonne EC220E to its fleet, replacing older variants of both sizes of machine.

Mark Wang, proprietor of MW Groundworks said, “Since making the initial investment in purchasing Volvo equipment nine years ago, we haven’t been let down either by the product or the support we receive from the SMT GB customer support centre at Stirling. Owning and operating the Volvo brand has paid dividends, which is why we have come back to add two new machines to our fleet.”

Much of MW’s work involves forestry and woodland clearance, working on large private estates and for the Forestry Commission, Woodland Trust and a variety of construction companies.

The firm’s machines are also called into action on housebuilding projects across Scotland, clearing the ground in preparation for housebuilding contractors to start work. “Both sizes of machine fit in well with the typical contracts we undertake,” Mark Wang added. “For example, the EC140E is equipped with a Steelwrist tiltrotator. This makes it a highly flexible machine, especially for working in confined spaces. Whereas the EC220E has plenty of capacity for site clearance and muck shifting duties.”

Both machines are powered by Volvo Stage V compliant four and six cylinder engines, developing 121 and 174 nett hp respectively.