Collins Earthworks Ltd of Kirby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, take delivery of a Volvo EWR170E.
Collins Earthworks Ltd of Kirby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, has taken delivery of a Volvo EWR170E reduced-swing wheeled excavator for one of its top machine operators - Liam Schofield.
“Good machine operators and in particular, excavator operators are hard to find in this day and age and once you’ve found them, keeping them loyal to one’s business can be a challenge,” says Managing Director, Dave Collins. “That’s partly why we specify Volvo equipment for our plant fleet. Keeping our operators happy and contented is made easy thanks to the comfortable operating environments, first class performance and the overall quality we find with Volvo Construction Equipment products,” he continues.
And an example of how Dave Collins keeps his employees happy can be found in the order for a new rubber duck for one of his star excavator operator’s - Liam Schofield. The new EWR170E has been specified akin to the proverbial Christmas Tree with a whole host of optional extras.
Launched in Great Britain at this year’s Hillhead exhibition, the 19.2 tonne reduced swing EWR170E lends itself to specialised digging and rehandling operations thanks to the two-piece boom arrangement that comes as standard. For Collins Earthworks, this has been enhanced further with the addition of an Engcon EC219 tilt rotator making the machine a highly flexible tool on sites.
Powered by a Volvo four-litre Stage-IV engine developing 152 net hp, providing high torque at low engine speeds, the EWR170E demonstrates ultra-low fuel consumption characteristics thanks to the machine’s ECO-mode, which turns on automatically, optimizing fuel efficiency whilst maintaining productivity. With the two-piece boom and shorter 2m dipper arm installed (to facilitate the Engcon tiltrotator), the machine provides generous dimensions within its digging envelope. For instance, the maximum dig depth is 5.2 metres, practical load over height is 6.69 metres and forward reach is 8.7 metres.
On recommendation from Liam Schofield, Collins Earthworks has added a whole host of options to their new EWR170E. These include X3 rotation circuit, boom float, CDC steering control incorporated in the joystick, cruise control with creep speed, Volvo 360° smart view, luxury air suspended seat, trailer hitches on both the front blade and rear outrigger beam, trailer electrics and single acting trailer tipping hydraulics fore and aft, the maximum amount of additional LED working lights providing high illumination around the machine and a camera system mounted on the underside of the dipper arm besides the standard arrangements.