David Smith Contractors Ltd opt for more Volvo excavators
Fraserburgh based David Smith Contractors Ltd has added a further two, twenty four tonne EC2410C excavators and a twenty nine tonne EC290C to their increasing fleet of Volvo Construction Equipment products.
Established back in 2002 by Proprietor David Smith, the Company has evolved as a civil engineering and groundworks contractors undertaking bespoke projects for blue chip companies such as major retail outlets and superstores as well as the important oil and gas sector in the north of Scotland. Having purchased their first Volvo just five years ago, the Company has added to its portfolio of Volvo equipment with seven articulated haulers, an L120C loading shovel, a compact EC55B, a brace of EC210C’s and with the latest purchase, two EC240C and an EC290C.
“We continue to have an excellent relationship with team from Volvo and the machines have been reliable and productive as well,” explained David Smith. “The opinion of my operators is equally important and they appreciate the high standard of operator comfort and overall performance we’ve found with the machines.”
The latest models to join the fleet herald new ventures that David Smith Contractors are entering into such as demolition contracts, crushing and quarrying contracts as well as a piling division. “Moving into these areas and to be able to offer our client base a complete package of services is vital for the long term,” said David Smith.
“And to carry out the work in a cost effective manner means increasing the size of the machines and their capacities in terms of lifting and hydraulic capacity to suit the applications.”
One of the new EC240C’s has been modified by the customer to accept a bespoke piling rig which includes the fitting of an Indexator rototilt hitch and a hydraulically driven sheet piling head of the company’s own design and manufacture. The two tonne head runs off the EC240C’s hammer shear circuit requiring up to 230 litres per minute in high mode and can handle sheet pile sections up to 14 metres in length at a reach of 7 metres. The selector block and solenoids for the rototilt have been repositioned and located within the superstructure of the machine as opposed to the usual mounting point on the rototilt itself to allow piling operations below or close to water. All the hose connections to the piling head and rototilt are fitted with quick release couplings to facilitate quick and easy changeover to other attachments and buckets.
David Smith Contractors provides a complete range of Civil Engineering Services from demolition and earth moving to petrochemical site maintenance and road construction. The company operates from Crimond near Fraserburgh and provides a comprehensive service throughout Scotland.
Volvo Construction Equipment Division markets wheeled loaders, articulated haulers, hydraulic excavators, graders, Volvo utility equipment and Volvo road equipment products in the U.K. There are eight strategically placed customer support centres and a network of compact equipment dealers to ensure high quality customer support is maintained throughout the country.