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Bespoke Volvo loading shovel

by Kyle Molyneux  |  Wed 23 Sep 2020

Bespoke Volvo loading shovel

Meeting the strict criteria laid out in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council’s tender process a bespoke Volvo L110H loading shovel was selected to take charge of rehandling operations at its Nuffield Road Household Waste Recycling Centre located in Poole, Dorset.

The 19-tonne loading shovel has been supplied fully equipped to tackle the task of rehandling domestic, commercial and green waste complete with a long boom option, hydraulic attachment bracket, a 5-cubic-metre Ulrich Hi tip bucket complete with a top clamp and solid wheel and tyre assemblies. The combination of the optional long boom and high tip bucket allows the L110H to load high-sided bulk trailers with ease whilst the hydraulic top clamp ensures bucket capacities are maximised with every pass. The Volvo L110H is powered by a Stage 5, Volvo eight-litre engine developing 190hp with maximum torque achieved at 1,450rpm.

The machine also benefits from an array of options to protect it and the operator from accidental damage. For instance, the cab features a heavy-duty guard for the windscreen and guarding has also been applied to the headlights and taillights mounted in the counterweight. Due to increased incidents within the waste industry over the last few years the customer required additional safety features so an Ogden VMS radar system which prevents the machine from reversing into obstructions and the operator’s field of view is greatly enhanced by a Synergy high definition 360° camera together with a 7-inch monitor and recording system located in the cab.

Other options include an RDS Loadmaster weighing device, a Fireward 18kg dual agent automatic fire suppression system and single lever control for the boom and bucket functions. To protect the engine, the machine has a Turbo II pre-cleaner fitted to the air intake and an automatic reversible engine fan prevents dust and debris blocking the cooling packages. The loading shovel has been limited to a maximum speed of 20kph for added safety and a duplicate high tip bucket supplied as a back-up for when regular maintenance or repairs ware required.

In other Volvo-related news, the Swedish manufacturer has launched a new EW200E Material Handler and updated its bigger brother, the EW240E with a longer straight boom. Find out more here.

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