H&S Contractors of Hoo, Kent, specialises in operated and non- operated hire of medium-sized plant from 20 tonnes upwards, including loading shovels, excavators and articulated haulers. It has recently added a Volvo 25-tonne L150H loading shovel (pictured) and, earlier this year, two A30Gs to the fleet.
The L150H benefits from Volvo-designed and manufactured driveline components that offer considerable fuel savings each shift, with a 13-litre 300hp Stage IV engine.
One of the key features is that a maximum torque of 1,317Nm is achieved at just 1,450rpm. Resulting fuel savings are further enhanced by the Eco pedal, which encourages the operator to run the machine at its optimum rpm in the engine’s torque curve.
H&S plant manager Keith Rogers said: “Our operators and customers’ operators have commented on the smoothness of control and performance in addition to the low noise emission of the L150H.”
With a carrying capacity of 28 tonnes and heaped capacity of 17.5cu m, the A30G also meets the requirements of Stage IV final emissions legislation, being powered by an electronically controlled, six-cylinder 264kW turbo charged V-ACT diesel engine. This features high torque at low engine speeds, resulting in good fuel efficiency and high performance.
Purpose built by Volvo, the engine is designed to exactly match the company’s drive train, ensuring the best use of power and torque, even in tough working conditions.