A new Volvo wheeled loader machine is handling green waste, waste wood and the ‘sweepings’ discharged from truck-mounted vacuum highway sweepers at this busy recycling business.
“It’s spot on,” explained Harry Parry, the boss of Pwllheli (roughly translated, it’s pronounced Pith-welly), North Wales-based HM and BP Parry. Harry is talking about the latest addition to the company – a new 8.8 tonne machine weight Volvo L45H articulated wheeled loader.
“Prior to taking delivery of the Volvo loading shovel, we used to operate telehandlers, but found the maintenance costs rather high in this kind of application,“ Harry Parry commented.
In order to help find a better solution, local Volvo equipment distributor for North Wales, Mona Tractors, loaned the company a used machine until Parry’s new unit was delivered.
“The machine we had on loan already had 10,000 engine hours on the clock, yet was still a pleasure to operate – there was no wear on the linkages and it still seemed strong and capable,” he confirmed. “Since we took delivery, our new machine hasn’t missed a beat and is extremely economical on fuel. It really is spot on,” he concluded.
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