Stuart Partners of Clyst St Mary, near Exeter, in collaboration with sister company EMS Waste Services, has purchased three Volvo machines for recycling and landfill operations at Hill Barton and for a new recycling venture in Paignton.
The machines are a Volvo L70H wheeled loader, a reduced swing ECR145E crawler excavator (pictured) and an A25G articulated hauler.
“Until now we’ve got by with using tractors and trailers from our agricultural contracting side of the business to move materials around the recycling plant here at Hill Barton,” explained managing director Troy Stuart.
“As our recycling and material processing activity has really started to expand, we needed a machine that was more suited to the task in terms of carrying capacity and has the capability to go anywhere on-site, irrespective of the ground conditions.”
The A25G with a carrying capacity of 25 tonnes will be employed across the entire recycling and landfill site moving a wide variety of material. The hauler has been fitted with an optional cantilever tailgate and side extensions to carry the maximum payload and volume, which equates to 17.6cu m, and is specified for hauling the typical light and loose flowing materials that can be found on-site.
It meets the requirements of Stage IV emissions legislation, powered by an electronically controlled, six-cylinder 318hp 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.
Ordered specifically for EMS’s Hill Barton transfer station is the 14-tonne, 173hp, six-cylinder L70H. It has been supplied with an optional long boom, giving an extended pin height of 4.39m. In conjunction with a high tip bucket, it can facilitate the loading of high-sided bulkers and walking floor trailers.
As EMS continues to expand with a new recycling venture in Paignton, it opted for the reduced swing radius Volvo ECR145E excavator to lead operations there.
This 15.4-tonne machine, powered by a Stage IV final four-litre engine developing 121hp, will be put to work sorting incoming material for further recycling using its hydraulic rotating selector grapple. The machine also features rubber blocks fitted to the standard steel tracks to protect the concrete pad of the MRF.