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Collins first with Volvo's new 75-tonner

17 Nov 16 Collins Earthworks, based in Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, has taken delivery of the first 75-tonne Volvo EC750E to land in Great Britain following its launch at this year’s Bauma exhibition.

Collins Earthworks' Volvo EC750E
Collins Earthworks' Volvo EC750E

The new arrival becomes the Nottingham muck shifting company’s flagship excavator, and brings its total Volvo excavator fleet to 70 machines.

Building on the platform of the EC700, launched in 2005, the EC750E has advanced fuel efficiency technology. Its Volvo 16 litre Stage IV diesel engine develops 508 nett hp. The hydraulic system, in combination with Volvo’s ECO mode, works to reduce internal losses in the hydraulic circuit – resulting in improved fuel efficiency without loss of performance in most operating conditions, Volvo says.

Specifically for Collins Earthworks, the EC750E has been ordered in mass excavation configuration with a 6.6-metre boom, 2.9-metre dipper arm and a 5.7 m³ heavy-duty mass excavation bucket. This gives it a forward reach of 11.46 metres and a dig depth of 7.21 metres. Effective load over height is 7.0 metres and the lifting capacity at full reach across carriage is 13.64 tonnes.

“We wanted to be one of the first to take delivery of this long anticipated model in the Volvo line up,” said managing director David Collins, “not least due to the fact that we are proud to have had some input into the machine’s development with one of our top operators being invited to take part in a customer clinic at the factory in South Korea. We’re really pleased with the result. The machine certainly looks the part and it will certainly enhance the profile of Collins Earthworks going forwards.” 

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