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Bulk Handling
In addition, it demonstrates a high degree of manoeuvrability, thanks to the ‘Active Steering’ feature with an inside turning radius of just 2.5 metres. “I’m really impressed with the machine’s ability to turn on a sixpence,” says Rob Darlington. “It’s really proving to be an optimum paving machine for us working in confined areas, yet still has a significant production output for road surfacing contracts,“ adding that the machine can be doing just 24 tonnes up to 400 tonnes in a day’s shift. “It’s all about getting the job appraised correctly, delivering a quality service to our clients and making a reasonable margin at the end of the day.”
“Another critical factor is the level of support when we need it and certainly our experience to date with SMT’s mobile engineer, Simon Ford, has been exemplary. When we’ve had the odd issue, Simon is there right away and getting it sorted. Again, this is critical for us and another reason why we’ve chosen the Volvo paver,” says Rob.
In addition to the paver, Asphalt Surfacing has also purchased a Volvo DD25B tandem roller and both machines have been painted in the company’s white livery. “Although we are based in Gloucestershire and South Wales and have picked up some long standing contracts with local authorities and customers in this region, we will follow our clients anywhere in the country and are keen to promote a ‘can do’ approach accordingly,” says Iain Saunders.
SMT GB markets Volvo Construction Equipment products which include wheeled loaders, articulated haulers, hydraulic excavators, Volvo utility equipment and Volvo road equipment products in Great Britain. There are eight strategically placed customer support centres, a dedicated National Used Equipment Centre and a network of utility equipment dealers to ensure high quality customer support is maintained throughout the country.
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