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Welsh builders merchant Richard Williams buys Volvo L25F compact wheeled loader

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.

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