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Embassy Demolition adds five Volvo machines

4 Apr 14 Embassy Demolition has added four new Volvo ED220D excavators along with a high-reach demolition rig.

The bespoke three piece demolition rig is mounted on a Volvo EC480D giving a maximum pin height of 26m and a forward reach of 14m. The machine can, if needed, be converted quickly back to standard backacter thanks to its modular boom joint.

The Edmonton-based company’s fleet of crawler machines is now virtually 100% Volvo. Embassy Demolition specialises in demolition and recycling for projects covering Greater London and the Home Counties. “It’s the build quality and reliability we like about the Volvo machines,” said managing Director Jim O’Doherty  “They are robust and well specified for this sort of application.” Volvo’s level of after-market support is just as important to his operation with all of his Volvo equipment being covered by Volvo’s Blue Customer support agreements. Under this arrangement all his Volvo machines are serviced and maintained by qualified Volvo service engineers including regular inspections, oil sampling and analysis and comprehensive, proactive reports to maximise machine productivity with the aim of enhancing residual values.”

The four new Volvo EC220D machines have been equipped with falling object guarding as well as additional third hydraulic service lines to handle a variety of demolition attachments. Hammer/shear and quick fit hydraulics are provided as standard. “Equipping the machines this way means we can have full flexibility for the contracts we are undertaking which can be anything from demolition to muck shifting, material or waste rehandling,” says Jim O’Doherty.

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The EC220D has Volvo’s Stage IIIB D6 engine, delivering 175hp (129kW) of power and 849Nm of torque, coupled to an improved hydraulic system with larger pumps which in turn significantly improves hourly fuel consumption with shorter cycle times.

The EC480D supplied to Embassy Demolition has a bespoke three piece demolition rig designed and manufactured by Messrs Kocurek of Ispwich. It replaces an older EC460B model. It is capable of handling a tool weight of 2500kgs. At the heart of the machine a Stage IIIB V-Act 13 litre engine develops 348 nett hp and is matched to a hydraulic system with an automatic sensing mode. The equipment features a hydraulic modular joint which enables the machine to be fitted with either ultra-high-reach demolition equipment or a straight boom arrangement or to operate as a standard backacter for digging duties.  

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