Tilsley Plant Hire take two more compact Volvo excavators

Following the impressive performance of a previously purchased ECR58D, Tilsley Plant Hire has recently taken delivery of a brand new Volvo ECR18E and ECR25D....


“They look great, have plenty of power, are smooth to operate and are good on fuel”, comments Managing Director Jonathan Tilsley. “As I already run a Volvo ECR58D, which is fantastic, and SM Plant could procure these machines quickly, it was an easy decision to make.” concludes Jonathan.

Replacing a pair of three year old Hitachi excavators, both new machines have been ordered as part of a fleet renewal programme. So far, the machines have been used to install external storm and foul drainage for a large new build, as well as to carry out some landscaping.

Thanks to its sub 2 tonne weight, the ECR18E can be transported safely, securely and with ease on a small trailer with up to three buckets and a hydraulic breaker. The ECR18E also features best-in-class servicing access, a highly efficient 16.2hp engine and the ability to retract the undercarriage to less than 1 meter in width, making it the perfect choice for working in tight conditions.

Designed with mobility and performance in mind, the ECR25D’s highly efficient 21.2hp engine ensures that it is a powerful short radius excavator, that boasts a strong lifting capability, as well as breakout and tear out forces that rival larger machines.

Boasting superb visibility, a comfortable seat, ergonomic controls and conveniently located cup and phone holders, the ECR25D ensures that it’s operators benefit from the industry’s leading operator environment.  

Furthermore, similarly to the ECR18E, the ECR25D’s ideal transport weight and integrated bucket transport system provides it with a total transport weight of less than 3.5 tonnes, meaning that it can also be conveniently transported on a small trailer.

In addition to their standard specifications, an optional twin locking manual hitch has been specified for the ECR18E, and the ECR25D has been equipped with an optional twin locking quick hitch.

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