H & H Waste Management Ltd, part of the Hoban Group, has taken delivery of a Volvo loading shovel in the guise of an L180H and an EW240E materials handler for its recently acquired waste handling facility located at Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.
Both machines are the first Volvos to be purchased by the company to handle a range of material from residual (black bin waste), through to wood, industrial waste, concrete and rubble. The new 28-tonne loading shovel has been fitted with a heavy-duty 4.8m³ hi-tip bucket supplied by Ulrich attachments, together with 26.5R25 solid wheel and tyre assemblies to counter general wear working on the concrete pad. The EW240E MHE was ordered following a successful demonstration and evaluation by H & H Waste Management at the Aylesbury facility.
“We opted for the Volvo shovel as we consider it to be the best on the market in terms of productivity, reliability and ultimately, its residual value,” explains Managing Director, Michael Hoban. “The material handler accomplished all the activities required of it while on demonstration and the two machines complement each other well.”
The new L180H loading shovel features a 13-litre stage-IV final engine developing 333hp in a relatively low rpm range of between 1,300 and 1,400 rpm. The machine also benefits from Volvo designed and manufactured driveline components including Optishift with torque converter lock-up and reverse-by-braking feature – all designed to offer considerable fuel savings on every shift. Fuel savings are further enhanced by the Volvo Eco-pedal, encouraging the operator to run the machine at its optimum rpm in the engine’s torque curve and its speed has been restricted to a maximum of 20mph.
Powered by a six-cylinder Volvo engine developing 171 nett hp, the EW240E offers the latest in engine technology and operating sophistication. For example, pump flow is controlled for combined equipment and slewing operations to reduce the flow loss through the overload relief valves, whilst maintaining lift capacity and maximum swing torque. When Eco-mode is selected, the machine provides better fuel efficiency without loss of performance in most operating conditions.
The Volvo Care Cab offers a large roomy interior with plenty of leg room and foot space. The excellent all round visibility is enhanced by pressurized and filtered cab air supplied by a 14-vent, climate control system. An adjustable, easy-to-read LCD colour monitor provides real time information of the machine functions. The EW240MHE offers the operator the benefit of maximum visibility around the work area thanks to the hydraulically raised and lowered cab with a maximum elevation of 5.7 metres.
The new EW240E has been supplied with a 6.5m straight boom and 4m sorting arm with a Dehaco 800L selector grab for the business end of the machine. Thus rigged, the EW240E Material Handler provides a maximum forward reach of 10 metres and a maximum height of 12 metres measured at the attachment pin. With an optimum 800L capacity grab, the machine has a generous 3.7 tonnes lifting capacity at maximum reach across carriage with its outriggers down. To facilitate grab rotation, the machine is equipped with x3 hydraulics along with x1 hammer/shear hydraulics and hose rupture valves fitted as standard.
H & H Waste Management’s newly acquired MRF receives waste from London, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire, the majority of which is hauled by Hoban Ltd’s Fleet of forty walking floor bulk trailers.
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