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Swing excavator keeps wood on the move

2000 volvo excavator woodforfuel

A Volvo ECR88D reduced swing compact excavator has been supplied to, located near Balfron in Stirlingshire, and is the company’s prime mover in processing firewood and woodchip.

Key to the enterprise is the ECR88D, supplied by Rockbreakers (UK). The majority of its time it feeds 3m softwood lengths into a heavy-duty chipper to produce the fuel to feed two CHP units. Otherwise, the machine is engaged on loading a variety

of hard and soft woods from stockpile to the loading table where it is then split, screened and bagged.

The ECR88D features a Stage-IV 2.6-litre engine, developing 56hp net, and a closed centre load-sensing hydraulic system for fast cycle times and smooth control.

The machine offers a generous horizontal reach of 7.3m and a lift capacity of 960kg at full reach.

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