United Kingdom-based Collins Demolition has taken delivery of its first high reach machine – a Volvo EC 380E HR and a brand new Rotar RSS20 scrap shear.

The excavator and scrap shear were showcased at ‘Live It. Dig It’ Show in the midlands recently and its first job will be in on a three-storey steel framed building in the city of Chester in the north-west of England.

The Volvo comes with full factory specifications, including a tool weight capacity of 3 t and a 23 m (75 ft) reach. 

With an extendable undercarriage and digging arm, which can be easily changed over to or from the high reach arm, it also features a tiltable cab and is fully guarded with bolt on side protection and water dust suppression.

Collins Demolition has excavators ranging from 6 to 75 t, all manufactured by Volvo.  It already has a range of Rotar grabs, shears and pulverisers, purchased from attachment specialist Worsley Plant.

With the new piece of equipment, the company no longer needs to hire a high reach machine when it needs one on a job. 

“Owning our own high reach strengthens our demolition offering and will help us to cut costs associated with hiring one in,” said director Scott Craddock.

“It is a welcome addition to our expanding range of equipment and we are looking forward to the next one.

“We have also added to our range of Rotar attachments with the new scrap shear. We feel that the Rotar range is perfectly matched to our Volvo fleet.”

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