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TVE adds more Volvo minis

15 Nov 12 Abingdon-based TVE Hire & Sales has added five new Volvo EC17C compact excavators to its hire fleet.

TVE proprietors Ian Higgins and Matt Jones
TVE proprietors Ian Higgins and Matt Jones

TVE now has 26 machines, including 5-tonne EC15Bs, 2.5-tonne EC25s and the larger 5.5-tonne EC55.

The new EC17C units, which are 1.7-tonners, have been supplied by local dealer SM Plant Sales with canopies, a full set of buckets and e-touch immobiliser systems.

Co-owner Matt Jones said: “We appraised the market to evaluate what was available since we needed to increase our fleet and replace a couple of older units, but at the end of the day the overall package and a good financial deal from Volvo has kept us on board with the product.”

The Volvo EC17C is a direct replacement for the EC15B XT model. Powered by a 12.3 Kw (16.8hp) engine, the machine has automatic two-speed travel. On the new models the hydraulic hoses for the digging equipment are now routed through the boom and cylinders are top-mounted to minimise on-site damage.

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