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The ECR25D comes highly recommended…”

So says Sean Hopper, proprietor of F D Builders, having listened to sound third party references about Volvo’s 2.5 tonne zero swing compact excavator. F D Builders is a family-run business that was established in 1981 by Sean’s father in Saltash, Cornwall. The…

New Volvos venture to the Outer Hebrides

Macaulay Askernish Ltd, a privately owned civil engineering contractor headquartered on the island of South Uist in the Outer Hebrides, has taken delivery of two new Volvo EC140E excavators for a dedicated 21 kilometre utilities contract on Stornoway. The new arrivals follow hot on the heels…

N.E Surfacing chooses Volvo once again for its front line paver

N.E Surfacing Ltd of Rayne, Essex, has just purchased a second Volvo P6870C wheeled paver,replacing its three year-old predecessor. “We’ve been very pleased with the performance and reliability of the P6870C over the last three years but,more importantly, we’ve been impressed with the level of after-market support, care and attention…

A new Long Reach fifty tonne Volvo excavator for Skene Group Construction Services Ltd.

Hot on the heels of a deal for three new Volvo L220H loading shovels earlier this year, Skene Group Construction Services Ltd of Glenrothes,Fife, has added a fifty tonne Volvo EC480E long reach excavator to its quarry plant fleet. The new EC480E has been…

A successful demonstration sparks new business at D K Plant Hire

D K Plant Hire of Aberfeldy, Perthshire has opted for a brace of Volvo compact excavators for the first time, following a successful demonstration by SMT GB’s utility dealer, CS Machinery Sales Ltd. The machines chosen by the company include a zero swing, two and a half tonne ECR25D and the smaller one and…

A Volvo L150H loading shovel takes charge at Hugh King & Co.

Hugh King & Co has taken delivery of a new Volvo L150H loading shovel for its Hullerhill sand and gravel quarry located at Kilwinning, Ayrshire and has been put in charge of the main yard duties around the plant. “We’ve…

Angle Park Sand and Gravel Ltd. add two more Volvos for their Melville Gates and Mountcastleoperations in Fife.

To meet with increased demand, Angle Park Sand and Gravel Ltd. has purchased a second Volvo L150H, and replaced a venerable L120E with a new H variant. Based in the picturesque town of Cupar, Fife, Angle Park Sand and Gravel Ltd. has been producing high quality sand and aggregates since…

Chepstow Plant International signs a deal with SMT GB for 103 new machines

Chepstow Plant International continues a year on year growth to its plant fleet with the addition of 103 new Volvos, including the first L350H loading shovel to be sold in Great Britain Chepstow Plant International has signed a deal with SMT GB for the supply of 103 machines for…

Volvo package for Ward Plant

Since purchasing his first Volvo articulated hauler back in 1990, Martyn Ward, managing director of Ward Plant Limited, Carnwath, South Lanarkshire continues to add Volvo articulated haulers and excavators to his plant fleet. “In my considered opinion, the Volvo ADT is…

“The proof of the pudding…..

… will be in the eating,” says Tony Iles, Managing Director of Tonic Construction as the company chooses Volvo excavators for the very first time.   Breaking with tradition, the Swindon based civil engineering and groundworks contractor has added six new Volvo reduced swing excavators…

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