The three new EC55C’s have been supplied to Bateman Groundworks by Contractors Equipment Sales Ltd -Volvo’s utility dealer covering East Anglia. “These are the third generation of Volvo’s five an a half tonne minis we’ve operated,” commented Managing Director Richard Bateman. “In our opinion the EC55 is in a class of its own in terms of robustness, quality and operator acceptance so choosing the latest C models as part of our ongoing investment was an easy decision to make,” he continued. “In addition we’ve enjoyed a long standing relationship with Andy Smith and Claire Cozens at CES who have supported us well over the past twelve or so years. ”
Primarily contracting to the large national house builders throughout East Anglia, Bateman Groundworks EC55C’s are well adapted for working on sites where space is a premium but yet good reach and all round performance are required. Powered by a proven, direct injection Volvo diesel engine developing 35.1kw, the EC55C offers high performance, leading fuel efficiency and low emissions/noise.
High performance tractive forces make levelling and backfilling quick and efficient work. The float blade provides precision finishing through a minimal, yet consistent amount of blade force and the heavy-duty travel pedals, comparable to those on heavier excavators, provide precision and an ease of operation. The machine features Volvo’s industry-leading comfortable cab for less fatigue and more production. The ergonomically-designed cab offers greater leg and foot room, making it one of the most spacious in its category.
Established in 1997, Bateman Groundworks Ltd provides professional groundworks and civil engineering services, and offers a complete package of labour, plant and materials delivered by qualified and experienced engineers and site operatives. Covering the whole of East Anglia the company has gained an enviable reputation specializing in major contracts across the private housing sector and within the public sector including police stations, schools and colleges. Specific services include; bulk earthworks; road and sewer construction; foundations; drainage; utilities and hard and soft landscaping.