Didcot Plant News June 2002

1st June 2002

Cool Volvo Ready for Summer

Photo of Volvo EC55The new Volvo EC55 5-tonne excavator has arrived and it is a cool machine.

With air conditioning as standard the driver can stay cool, calm and collected whatever the weather. Combine this with a modern, spacious cab and the EC55 offers a level of comfort worthy of heavier machines. The inclusion of a radio/cassette player and tinted windows just top off what is a superb machine to operate.

From a performance point of view the powerful yet quiet 2.8 litre engine combines with the latest hydraulic technology to provide a high level of perfromance and shorter cycle times. The bucket forces and the displacements are said by Volvo to be the best on the market.

The machine has a long undercarriage that offers superb stability. This contributes to improved safety whilst reducing ground pressure.

Refuelling of this new EC55 could not be easier with the inclusion of an electric pump. The external gauge allows for fuel levels in the large 90 litre tank to be monitored from outisde the cab as well as in.

Servicing of the machine is also made easy when the wide soundproofed engine cover is opened completely. The excellent accessibility provided means all the servicing and inspection points are comfortably at hand.

All in all the new Volvo EC55 excavator offers the full package when the job demands a mini with a bit more umph!

New 80ADH-2 Joins Hire Fleet

Photo of Bomag 80ADH-2 RollerApril saw the introduction to the hire fleet of a new Bomag 80ADH-2 Roller.

It was supplied by Bomag agents Leach Lewis Plant of Stanton Harcourt, near Oxford.

The Bomag 80ADH-2 offers the versatility of power and performance coupled with excellent manoeuvrability and operator comfort and safety.

Powered by a low noise water cooled Kubota 3-cylinder engine, the 80ADH-2 offers 1.5 tons of centrifugal force from each 800mm wide drum. Its neat design allows for the highest quality finish even in confined areas.

The 80ADH-2 is particularly popular with the local councils due to its compliance with the Hauc & Haunch specifications.

The Bomag 80ADH-2 roller is available for hire at £67.50 + vat for a day or £135 + vat for a week.

www.didcotplant.co.uk Goes Live

On Saturday 18th May the Didcot Plant web site was launched.

“I’m delighted at the successful outcome to the project,” said web site designer, Emily Tarrant, after making the necessary adjustments to launch the site live onto the World Wide Web.

On the site you can gain access to all the latest prices through the on line catalogue. Just click on the ‘Catalogue’ tab and choose whether to search for the price via the ‘Contents’ or ‘Index’ options. The catalogue allows you to retain each price search as a separate page, so you can quickly return to previous searches. Provision has also been made for a special ‘Weekend’ hire rate.

The site also offers a location map and a quick link to email.

New Nissan Reeled In

Smaller equipment is now being delivered to site by the new Nissan D22 4×4 pick up truck.

Fleet manager Tony Newman took delivery from Jaime Maskell of Fish Brothers Nissan, Swindon, in late May (pictured right).

This new model was purchased to replace the Toyota Hilux that had been retired from service earlier in the year. It offers class leading towing capability and is fitted with a tachograph.

To compliment it a new Ifor Williams GD84TX trailer has been purchased with a carrying capability of 2.2 tonnes.

The new Nissan was sign-written, as usual, by Aztec Signs of Ewelme and is proving to be an excellent addition to the transport fleet (pictured left).