First Volvo excavator reaches UK

Daniel Searle 16 Nov 2016 EUROPE EQUIPMENT & TECHNOLOGY

Collins Earthworks has taken delivery of the first 75t Volvo EC750E excavator to reach the UK market, after the machine was launched at Bauma 2016 earlier this year.

The EC750E is based on Volvo's existing EC700, originally launched in 2005, and features improved fuel efficiency and a Volvo 16-litre Stage IV diesel engine.

It also provides a wide track gauge, long track length, a retractable undercarriage and an optimised counterweight for solid stability, says Volvo. Maximum break-out forces are 323kN, or 342kN when boosted.

Collins Earthworks ordered the EC750E in mass excavation configuration, with a 6.6m boom, 2.9m dipper arm and a 5.7cb m heavy-duty mass excavation bucket. Lifting capacity at full reach across carriage is 13.64t, and the machine offers a forward reach of 11.46m, and a dig depth of 7.21m.

David Collins, managing director at Collins Earthworks, said: "We wanted to be one of the first to take delivery of this long anticipated model in the Volvo line up – not least due to the fact that we are proud to have had some input into the machine’s development with one of our top operators being invited to take part in a customer clinic at the factory in South Korea.

"We’re really pleased with the result. The machine certainly looks the part and it will certainly enhance the profile of Collins Earthworks going forwards."

Collins Earthworks is based at Kirkby-in-Ashfield and specialises in muck shifting, aggregates, demolition, civil engineering and general haulage. With the addition of the EC750E, the company's largest excavator to date, it now has a fleet of 70 Volvo excavators.

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