The machine is being used to spearhead the company’s new venture, supplying sand and aggregate in bulk at its Ruthin facility, and was supplied with a standard 0.85m³ bucket, a set of pallet forks and a bespoke Strimech 1t bag filling bucket by Volvo dealer Seddons Engineering. Richard Williams director Rob Stewart said: “We’ve operated the slightly larger L30B at our Llandudno operation, which has given us very good reliability over the last six years, so this was a deciding factor in us choosing a Volvo machine for Ruthin.”
The 4.8t L25F is powered by a Volvo 3.6l oil/air cooled engine developing 58.6hp coupled to a fully hydrostatic transmission providing a maximum torque of 190Nm at just 1,700rpm. It has two speed ranges and a maximum top speed of 20kph, a full turn tipping load of 3,800kg and a forward reach of 1.47m.
The engine, transmission and hydraulic pumps are mounted transversely at the rear of the machine, acting as a ‘live’ counterweight.