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First Volvo L110G loader goes to work

19 Dec 11 Cumbria Waste Management has taken delivery of the first Volvo L110G wheel loader to be sold in Great Britain as part of an investment that includes the completion of a new materials recycling facility near Workington.

The L110G loader
The L110G loader

The shovel has been put to work at the new facility where up to 75,000 tonnes a year of municipal solid waste and other recyclable materials will be handled. “With our landfill operation diminishing here at Dissington, we looked to alternative means of either recycling or disposing of municipal and commercial waste with the result that our new facility came on stream in August,” said operations director Charles Riddell. “And key to this new venture was the acquisition of a suitably equipped front line machine and we settled on the L110G to fit the bill.”

The L110G has an 8 litre Tier IIIB compliant 258hp engine, optishift transmission and axles all designed and manufactured by Volvo. The new G model boasts a 20% increase in lifting force and 10% increase in breakout force over its predecessor. This coupled to the engine output with high torque at low engine rpm has resulted in faster cycle times and increased productivity.  Two stronger, variable displacement load-bearing axial piston pumps and hoses have been introduced to handle the increased pressures.  These provide superior control of the load and attachments, as well as high breakout force, faster lifting and tilt functions.  A new hydraulic cooling system has been designed to reduce the working temperatures by up to 20 degrees centigrade over the F series model.

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The machine delivered to Cumbria Waste Management has the long boom option to provide sufficient load over height when loading bulkers and a bespoke 5 cubic metre hi tip bucket with spill guard. Further optional extras suited to the application include 23.5R25 Revolution solid wheels and tyres, Ardent fire suppression system, reversible fan and dustbuster fitted to the engine’s air intake, cab screen guarding, high intensity pulsing reverse lights and a Loadmaster on-board weighing system.

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