United Kingdom-based Total Reclaims Demolition (TRD) has added the Volvo EC300E to its fleet.
The new excavator was delivered to the company in full factory-fitted secondary demolition specification, which included heavy-duty belly guards, side impact protection rails and heavy-duty guarding for boom and bucket cylinders.
According to distributer SMT, introducing the 30 t machine to TDR’s fleet was a change to the brands the company usually operates.
Melvyn Cross Jr, TRD’s managing director, said: “We certainly liked the look of the Volvo offering in terms of the machine’s build quality and aesthetics. We’ve also had some experience in operating them when we’ve had to hire equipment in and, together with a favourable package on offer including a service agreement and extended warranty, decided to try the EC300E for the first time.”
The Volvo machine is powered by a six-cylinder engine and has a selection of different working modes that include, I-idle, F-fine, G-general, H-heavy and P-power.
It can set the appropriate engine speed for the work mode and also has an Eco-mode that can operate in the general to heavy modes. According to Volvo the Eco-mode provides better fuel efficiency without a loss of performance in most operating conditions.