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by Nick Drew  |  Fri 19 Feb 2016

Volvo again for BT Jenkins

Earthmoving and Plant Hire Contractors, B T Jenkins of Clyst St Mary, Exeter has opted for a brace of Volvo EC220E crawler excavators for its fleet of equipment, continuing a long tradition of operating Volvo Construction Equipment products.

Volvo again for BT Jenkins
The new Tier IV compliant EC220Es join a mixed fleet of equipment operated by BT Jenkins which includes Volvo excavators, compact excavators and dumptrucks. After sales support and back up along with good reliability of the products themselves together with a strong influence from the company’s machine operators prompted BT Jenkins to opt for Volvo once again. “We really cannot fault Volvo for their back up, the productivity of their excavator product, good fuel economy and high residual values,” commented contracts director Russell Lowton. “In addition, it’s important our operators have a say in what we invest in and they certainly appreciate the comfort and performance of the Volvo machines. Ultimately the package on offer made choosing the new EC220Es an easy decision,” he continued. BTJ_0030.jpgthumb Photo: BT Jenkins latest Volvo EC220E being operated by long serving operator and Digger Man Blog member Andy Harris. Powered by a six cylinder Volvo engine developing 174 nett hp the EC220E offers the latest in engine technology and operating sophistication. For example pump flow is controlled for combined digging and swinging operations to reduce the flow loss through the overload relief valves, whilst maintaining digging power and maximum swing torque. When Eco mode is selected the machine provides better fuel efficiency without loss of performance in most operating conditions. BTJ_0082.jpgthumb The Volvo Care Cab offers a large roomy interior with plenty of leg room and foot space. The excellent all round visibility is enhanced by pressurized and filtered cab air supplied by a 14 vent, climate control system. An adjustable easy to read LCD colour monitor provides real time information of the machine functions, important diagnostic information and a wide variety of work tool settings. The monitor also doubles as a monitor for the rear view camera. Both machines have been supplied to BT Jenkins with full ‘boxing ring’ style hand rails mounted on the superstructure. Volvo_EC220E_carecab_hytt_hmi_human_machine_interface-1024x683   Monitoring of the machine’s vital functions and whereabouts is made easy thanks to Volvo’s CareTrack telematics system which is standard on these latest additions, and in the opinion of Russell Lowton, is an important innovative feature for managing BT Jenkins’ plant fleet. CareTrack provides operational data remotely via the internet, including fuel consumption and idle time, all helping to reduce cost of ownership and maximise utilisation. BT Jenkins Ltd, established in 1960, is an owner managed company which prides itself as a professional contractor operating through the region of Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset offering a wide range of earthmoving and plant hire related services.

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