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Jager buys 38-tonne Volvo excavator

4 Dec 12 Nottinghamshire-based Jager Associates has taken delivery of a new Volvo EC380D excavator for its plant fleet.

The 38-tonne machine is the largest excavator in Jager’s fleet and has been put to work on a demolition project in Northampton.

As well as the standard hammer/shear hydraulic circuit, the new EC380D has been fitted with grab rotation to operate a selector grab together with a heavy-duty screen guard to protect the cab windscreen and operator from debris.

Jager already has a 36-tonne Volvo EC360C excavator, three EC240Cs and an EC210C , as well as three Volvo A25 Dumptrucks and an L120E loading shovel.

The EC380D is equipped with a Stage IIIB V-Act 13 litre engine that develops 283 nett hp and is matched to its automatic sensing mode hydraulic system. An automatic idling system reduces engine speed when the levers and pedals are not activated, aiding fuel efficiency and reducing noise. When only a single function is being used, the two-pump hydraulics system combines the flow of both pumps for quick cycle times.

Jager managing director Alan Morris said: “We opted for the Volvo product once again due mainly to the good reliability of the existing machines and for the excellent support we get from Volvo for parts and service support.”

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