A bespoke 16-tonne Volvo EC160E has been purchased by Lockerbie contractor Scott Young & Sons.
The machine has been equipped with a two-piece boom, Steelwrist X20 tiltrotator and a number of other ‘added extras’.
Proprietor Scott Young senior runs the family business with his two sons, Steven and Scott Young junior. The business specialises in forestry work, building and maintenance of forest tracks, as well as some general contracting work, crushing and screening.
Scott Young junior interchanges attachments on the new Volvo between the tiltrotator and a mulcher. He said, “The machine has plenty of power to operate the mulcher and, in conjunction with the priority control valve, makes it highly responsive. Using the Steelwrist tiltrotator in conjunction with the two piece boom makes the machine very versatile as well, especially when I’m working on narrow forest tracks and up against embankments.”
Other specified features include all-round LED lighting, heavy duty guarding for the cab and a machine superstructure that was produced by Lammer Engineering of Gifford, East Lothian. It also sports side impact protection for the superstructure, a deflector mounted on the dipper arm, a Prolec height limiter device, Lexan safety glass for the windscreen and a factory-fitted dozer blade with heavy-duty wear plate.
The EC160E is powered by a Stage V-compliant 4-cylinder Volvo engine, developing 148 hp.