McKenna keeps Volvo 'tradition' alive

By Steve Ducker05 January 2016

United Kingdom-based McKenna Demolition has added a 22- tonne Volvo EC220E crawler excavator to its 12-strong fleet ­– maintaining a long tradition of operating the company’s equipment.

McKenna, a family-run business which celebrates the 50th anniversary of its founding this year, operates out of Kent in the south of England. It bought the Tier IV compliant machine after a competitive tender process to replace an eight-year-old EC210C.

Company director Jody McKenna said: “We’ve run Volvo – and previously Samsung – machines for many years and have really appreciated the consistent high level of performance of the product.

“The support and back up when it’s needed is equally important to us and these were very strong arguments for choosing Volvo once again.”

To facilitate the use of hydraulically operated attachments such as selector grapples, shears requiring rotation and hydraulic hammers, the EC220E supplied to McKenna features an additional X3 rotation circuit as well the standard hammer/shear lines. Hose rupture valves are fitted as standard to both the boom and the dipper cylinders.

Powered by a six cylinder Tier IV final Volvo engine developing 174 net hp, it has the full, factory equipped, secondary demolition specification. This includes a rugged FOGS (Falling Object Guard Structure) surrounding the operator’s compartment, heavy duty belly plates and additional slew ring protection.

In addition, the machine’s superstructure is protected by Volvo’s SIPS protection, which entails bolt on side protection rails which are replaceable if damaged.

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