A Volvo L90H loading shovel has been delivered to William Tracey specifically to handle waste wood at the company’s Linwood recycling facility on the outskirts of Glasgow.
The 12-tonne loading shovel has been supplied with a 7cu m quick attachment mounted Hi Tip bucket and optional long boom. The machine is deployed on pushing up stockpiles of incoming material while rehandling chipped material into bays and loading out high-sided bulkers.
Robin Stevenson, managing director, non hazardous division, said: “Both the size of the machine and the size of the bucket suit our operations here at Linwood.”
The L90H supplied to William Tracey is powered by a Volvo Stage IV six-litre engine, developing 186 net hp with a maximum torque of 853Nm at just 1,400rpm.
The machine also benefits from Volvo’s driveline components, which offer fuel savings each shift. Fuel savings are enhanced by the Eco pedal, encouraging the operator to run the machine at its optimum rpm in the engine’s torque curve.