Long standing user of Volvo Construction Equipment products, Tillicoultry Quarries has purchased the latest G series A30 articulated hauler for its Northfield Quarry located on the outskirts of Denny, Falkirk.
The new 30 tonne articulated hauler has been supplied complete with full cantilever tailgate and side extensions and follows a long standing tradition of operating Volvo loading shovels and haulers at all of the company’s quarrying facilities. Its main duties are transferring stone and secondary products from the Northfield quarry’s bins to stocking areas located around the facility. The addition of the new hauler to the fleet is due to the recent expansion and acquisitions in the central belt locality by Tillicoultry Quarries according to Managing Director Wallace Menzies.
The A30G hauler from Volvo meets the requirements of Stage IV final emissions legislation being powered by an electronically controlled, six cylinder 264kW turbo charged Volvo V-ACT diesel engine. This features high torque at low engine speeds, resulting in good fuel efficiency, high performance, quicker engine response and less wear, i.e. long service life. Purpose built by Volvo, the engine is designed to exactly match the Volvo drive train, ensuring the best use of power and torque, even in tough working conditions. Delivering exceptional fuel efficiency, it is matched to a torque converter with built in lock-up function and fitted with a fully automatic fast adaptive transmission. The rest of the Volvo designed and built powertrain has been reinforced to cope with the higher torque output of the engine.
With a carrying capacity of 28 tonnes and heaped capacity of 17.5m³ the Volvo A30G has a maximum speed of 53kph. The hauler is also fitted with CareTrack as standard, which is Volvo’s telematics system that enables remote monitoring of a wide range of machine functions (e.g. location, fuel consumption, service reminders etc.) thus optimizing customer operations.