McCloskey opts for Volvo Penta power
By Lindsay Gale04 March 2015
Mobile crushing and screening producer McCloskey will now make use of Volvo Penta engines in its product ranges after a two year development process. Volvo Penta’s D8, D11 and D13 engines will be fitted to McCloskey’s impact and jaw crushers, with the D6 unit going into its screens and trommels. These engines comply with Tier 4 Final/Stage 4 regulations without the need for either DPF or DOC.
Over the last two years, regular meetings have been held between the two, with constant contact being maintained not only with Volvo sales managers and engineers but also a business development manager.
“That, for us, was one of Volvo Penta’s key selling points,” said John O’Neill, McCloskey's vice president of sales and marketing. “We work closely with our customers in the research and development stages of all our products, and Volvo Penta showed the same commitment to listening to our requirements and delivering the right solution.”
Volvo Penta’s team of engineers also worked closely with McCloskey’s engineering department to produce an engine package that fits McCloskey’s needs, with engine assemblies, include heavy-duty cooling packages, being customised for a perfect fit.
To further demonstrate its versatility and dedication, Volvo Penta mounted a skid to the bottom of the engine and heavy-duty cooling package so that the engine would slip right into the machine.
“Being attuned to our needs is a key requirement for our partners,” John went on. “Volvo Penta made sure the engines were perfectly suited to working in some of the harshest conditions worldwide, from the Arctic Circle to the heat of the outback in Australia.”