Already delivered are two units of the Volvo ECR235C – a 26t reduced swing excavators - and an EC160CL. Arriving soon are two new EC380Ds and an EC290C.
GBM began in 1988 as a muckshifter and expanded into demolition when it was awarded the contract to knock down the old Butlin’s holiday camp in Skegness. More recently it had a four-year contract working for the Environment Agency on flood defences throughout Lincolnshire.
The company took delivery of its first Volvo in 2000 and with these latest additions the GBM fleet is now predominantly made up of Volvo excavators and loading shovels.
The two ECR235C excavators were bought for working on flood defence work but are also good for demolition sites with restricted space. “The combination of the dozer blade and two piece boom on the ECR235 saved us several days work on a recent demolition project where a conventional excavator would never have been able to gain access to a large part of the job,” said GBM managing director Simon Grantham. “On its other duties, the steep batters we need to grade on river defence can be done with ease thanks to the boom’s geometry and stability of the machine itself.”