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Manchester civils contractor buys eight Volvo excavators

28 Oct 15 Manchester-based Chandos Civil Engineering has added eight new Volvo excavators to its fleet for use on a 10-year housing project.

Five fourteen tonne EC140Ds and three larger EC220Es will tackle the development at Cheadle Hume, Greater Manchester. 

Established in 2002, the family-run Chandos is a £20m-turnover groundworks and civil engineering business, serving the north and north west of England, Yorkshire and the Midlands, and employing 200 staff. Its has a 30-strong plant fleet.

The Volvo EC140D and EC220E excavators are powered by Volvo four- and six-cylinder engines developing 114 and 174hp respectively. The ‘integrated work mode control’ provides high efficiency, rapid dig cycles and low fuel consumption. This advanced mode control system ensures the maximum possible hydraulic horsepower available is delivered at a constant engine speed under varying load conditions. 

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Boom and arm geometry provides competitive digging forces and lifting capacities, which makes for faster work cycles. Hose rupture valves are fitted as standard to the boom and dipper cylinders as are quick fit hydraulics and a hammer/shear service. 

The Volvo Care Cab offers a large roomy interior with plenty of leg room and foot space. The all round visibility is enhanced by pressurized and filtered cab air supplied by a 14-vent, climate control system. An adjustable LCD colour monitor provides real time information of the machine functions, important diagnostic information and a wide variety of work tool settings. The monitor also doubles as a monitor for the rear view camera.

The new machines have been supplied complete with Volvo Blue Service agreements ensuring that they will be maintained by qualified Volvo trained  service technicians using genuine Volvo parts.

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