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Wooldridge Demolition sticks with Volvo

18 Oct 12 Wooldridge Demolition of Bagshot, Surrey has taken delivery of a Volvo EC480D ultra-high reach machine along with an EC360C equipped for secondary demolition.

The EC480D has been supplied with a bespoke three piece demolition rig designed and manufactured by Kocurek of Ipswich and replaces an older Volvo EC460B model. 

With a maximum pin height of 26m and forward reach of 14m the EC480D is capable of handling a tool weight of 2500kg.

It is powered by a Stage IIIB V-Act 13 litre engine, which develops 348hp net.

A hydraulic modular joint enables the machine to be fitted with either ultra-high reach demolition equipment, a straight boom arrangement or as a standard backacter for digging duties.

Further standard features to the ultra-high reach specification include a hydraulically tilting operator’s cab, heavy duty belly plates, Volvo SIPS (side impact protection system), five tonne additional counterweight, double thickness to side panel doors and X3 grab rotation hydraulics, in addition to the standard hammer shear hydraulic circuit.

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Wooldridge has been buying Volvo equipment for 10 years.  Director Nick Anderson said: “Specification and the robust build of the Volvo product have been the drivers in Wooldridge Demolition’s decision to continue with the brand.

“This is especially so in recent years where we have had to elongate the effective service life of our equipment from three to five years. We have been very pleased with our fleet of Volvo machines as they have proved quite capable of handling a good five years in front line demolition work.”

He added: “This is our sixth machine with the Kocurek high reach design and this latest version ticks all the boxes especially when it comes to upward and forward visibility for the operator.” 

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