Up, up and away for Mick George and Volvo CE

By Steve Ducker03 November 2016

This Volvo EC480E high reach excavator, recently delivered to demolition specialist Mick George, is

This Volvo EC480E high reach excavator, recently delivered to demolition specialist Mick George, is the first of its kind commissioned in the UK. Its first job will be the demolition of the former RAF

United Kingdom-based demolition and earthmoving specialist Mick George has taken delivery of the first Volvo EC480E high reach excavator commissioned in Great Britain.

The machine’s first job is at the former Royal Air Force Brampton base in the east of England, which is being demolished in a £1.1 million (US$1.4 million) programme ahead of up to 500 new homes being built on the 28 hectare (70 acre) site.

The product, developed in house by Volvo Construction Equipment, is able to switch between demolition and conventional digging equipment thanks to the modular pre-boom arrangement and the hydraulically adjustable undercarriage.

It has a enhanced maximum pin height of 31 metres (101 ft), tool weight of 3 t, working with an operating angle of 20°, and a variety of hydraulic line configurations to account for numerous attachment possibilities.

“Our contracting services lie at the heart of everything the company is about, so it’s pleasing to see this area continue to develop with such intensity,” said Jon Wilmore, procurement manager at Mick George.

“We’re currently working on many high-profile projects, alongside some major players in the industry.

“Right across the business we continue to invest in people and equipment and we’ve recently recruited a wealth of experience in our contracting departments. With the EC480E high reach, it opens up new doors with respect to the work we can now complete without external assistance.”

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