Charles Wilson Engineers Ltd has broken with tradition and opted for thirty Volvo ECR88D reduced swing excavators for its non-operated hire fleet.
All thirty machines have been supplied to Charles Wilson Engineers by Volvo’s utility dealer for north London and the Home Counties – Capital Plant Solutions (GB) Ltd. Each machine has been equipped with hydraulic quick hitches to pick up on existing attachments as well as the optional X3 (grab rotation hydraulic circuits) – Hammer / shear hydraulics are supplied as standard.
The Volvo ECR88D in particular is highly regarded in the market place for its economical use of fuel thanks to the combination of its Tier IV interim 2.6 litre engine developing 56 nett horsepower and closed centre load sensing hydraulic system for fast cycle times and smooth control. The machine offers a generous horizontal reach of 7.3 metres and a lift capacity of 960kg at full reach across the carriage. Operator comfort and excellent access to all the service points have added to the overall appreciation of the machine. The ECR88 Plus has a comfortable, spacious cab with a wide uncluttered floor. The instrument panel provides operators with at-a-glance monitoring of all key functions and operator fatigue is reduced through easy-grip, high response joystick control levers. The rubber-mounted cab reduces whole-body vibration, and external noise minimizing the rigors of the jobsite whilst air conditioning with well positioned vents is a standard feature.
The initial batch of ten machines has been deployed out of the company’s Crawley and Ashford branches. The remaining twenty machines will be strategically located around the thirteen remaining branches around the United Kingdom during the first quarter of the year.
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