UK recycler buys first Volvo crawler

30 April 2020

British company T J Waste & Recycling has recently purchased its first Volvo EC140E crawler excavator.

Volvo EC140E excavator

The new excavator will work a 56-hour week and is expected to handle around 50,000 t a year with a 95% recycle rate

The business, based at Fareham in the south of England, bought the 14 t machine from SMT GB, which markets Volvo Construction Equipment products in Britain, following a successful demonstration and evaluation at its materials recycling facility near Portsmouth.

“We were impressed with the overall build quality, operator comfort, good visibility from the cab and the standard specification of the EC140E we had on demonstration,” said managing director John Gosling.

“We considered the Volvo to be well suited to the work environment within our recycling facility.”

Powered by a Volvo Stage V compliant four-cylinder engine, the EC140E’s “Integrated work mode control” provides ensures the maximum possible hydraulic horsepower available is delivered at a constant engine speed under varying load conditions, significantly lowering fuel consumption.

Specifically for this application at T J Waste & Recycling, the machine has been equipped with an optional reversible fan to keep the cooling packages free from dust and debris.

Working a 56-hour week, the EC140E will handle a range of materials consisting mainly of construction waste, with an element of industrial and commercial waste.

It is envisaged that the machine will handle around 50,000 t of waste a year, segregating and sorting material, up to 95% of which will be recycled.

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