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Volvo snaps up two west country orders

New deals with contractors involve crawler and compact excavators and tandem rollers.

Wiltshire-based contractor Conlon has taken delivery of eight new Volvo construction machines.
The new order consists of four 14t EC140C crawler excavators, two EC27C and two ECR48C compact excavators, plus two DD24 tandem rollers.

The machines will be deployed on civil engineering, demolition and recycling projects in Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Dorset and along the M4 corridor.

Conlon deal

The deal with Conlon follows recent orders to supply equipment to Ascot-based plant hire specialist Shorts & Fife and civil engineering firm Skene. Shorts has bought two new DD24 double drum compactors, while Skene took delivery of three EC360C excavators and two L220F loading shovels.

Two of Skene’s 36t excavators have been specified as full secondary demolition machines, and feature additional under belly protection plates, a bolt-on side impact protection system around the superstructure, track chain guards, double thickness side doors, a heavy duty falling object guard to protect the operator’s compartment and protection plates for the boom and bucket cylinders.

These latest arrivals join Skene’s existing Volvo fleet on the company’s Blue service agreements, which are based on a fixed rate per scheduled service and a fixed rate for mileage, including oil sampling and regular inspections. “The decision to outsource the regular servicing, back to the original manufacture makes sense in our opinion,” said Skene managing director Darren Forrester.

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