THE Malcolm Group has snapped up six new Volvo excavators as part of the firm’s annual fleet renewal programme.
The machines – ranging from 22 to 50 tonnes – are the first Volvo models the business has bought for nearly 20 years.
The haul comprises two EC220ELs, two EC250ELs and two EC480ELs. They have been fitted with optional extras including 360° cameras, quick hitches, additional case drain line/low flow circuits and Hardox HD buckets.
All six machines are powered by Volvo six cylinder Stage V engines, which generate 175, 224 and 385 nett hp respectively.
John McManus of Malcolm Construction said, “All of the new machines have been delivered to a very high standard, and our SMT GB area sales manager, Gerry Logue, has kept us up to date with the deliveries of the new machines. All of the machines have been delivered to site and handed over to the operator by the SMT GB demonstrator, Shaun Geer, who then explained the safety aspects, switches and the different mode settings. He also explained how to achieve smoother operation and the ways to achieve better fuel economy.”