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Ashcourt invests in Volvos

2 Sep 14 Ashcourt Contracts, a division of the Hull-based Ashcourt Group, has added a Volvo EC250E, an EC250DLR and the first SD135 soil compactor in the UK to its growing equipment fleet.

Ashcourt's new Volvo EC250E at work
Ashcourt's new Volvo EC250E at work

The company has now bought 14 machines from Volvo Construction Equipment since October 2013.

The EC250E is the latest version of Volvo’s 25-tonne crawler excavator. Powered by an EU Stage IV emissions compliant D8J engine, the EC250E has a 215hp (160kW) engine with 1,110Nm of torque available from 1,350rpm.

The EC250DLR is a long-reach machine uses a 10.2m main boom with a 7.85m dipper arm to achieve a maximum digging depth of 14.35m and a maximum reach at ground level of 18.2m. It was purchased specifically to meet the requirements of the firm’s own contracting division and joins a fleet that includes an EC250D, an EC380D, an EC220D plus several smaller crawler and wheeled models.

An increase in earthmoving contracts has also led to the acquisition of the UK’s first SD135 soil compactor (pictured below). This 14.4-tonne machine is powered by Volvo’s Stage IIIB D4 diesel engine delivering 148hp (110kW). Driving through a full hydrostatic transmission the SD135 provides powerful, efficient compaction, using up to 30% less fuel than previous models thanks to Volvo’s smart power mode.

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