Volvo loading shovels and hauler package for Tillicoultry Quarries
Long standing user of Volvo Construction Equipment products, Tillicoultry Quarries has purchased a further three new Volvo loading shovels and another A30G articulated hauler for its quarrying operations spread across Scotland’s Central Belt and Ayrshire.
This latest package is for two L120H loading shovels complete with 3.5m³ rehandling buckets and boom suspension systems, one of which has been allocated to Tillicoultry’s Northfield quarry and the other to Tulliallan and both will be put in charge of general rehandling and stocking out duties. A larger Volvo L150H equipped with a 4.2m³ rehandling bucket has been sourced to operate at Hullerhill sand quarry and completing the line-up, a new A30G has gone to Northfield fitted with locally produced side extensions to maximize its payload capacity.
These new additions to the fleet are due to the continuing expansion and acquisitions in the central belt locality by Tillicoultry Quarries according to Managing Director Wallace Menzies. “We have a long association with Volvo construction equipment products having operated their loading shovels and haulers for the past 32 years,” he says. “The Volvo product represents excellent value for money in terms of economical fuel consumption, high residual values, a proven track record for reliability and sustainability and their qualities and pedigree mirror our own high standards in offering a competitive and professional service,” he continues.
Powered by a Tier IV final Volvo 8 litre engine developing 276 nett hp with a maximum torque of 1317Nm at just 1450rpm, the L120H also benefits from Volvo designed and manufactured driveline components designed to offer considerable fuel savings each shift. Fuel savings are further enhanced by the Volvo Eco pedal encouraging the operator to run the machine at its optimum rpm in the engine’s torque curve. The larger L150H is installed with a 13 litre engine rated at 303 nett hp and shares the same torque characteristics with maximum torques achieved at relatively low rpm.
With a carrying capacity of 28 tonnes and heaped capacity of 17.5m³ the Volvo A30G also meets the requirements of Stage IV final emissions legislation being powered by an electronically controlled, six cylinder 264kW turbo charged Volvo 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 Volvo drive train, ensuring the best use of power and torque, even in tough working conditions. The new 30 tonne articulated hauler has been supplied complete with full cantilever tailgate and locally produced side extensions to maximise the load carrying capacity of the truck.
All the machines are fitted with CareTrack as standard, which is Volvo’s telematics system that enables remote monitoring of a wide range of machine functions (e.g. location, fuel consumption, service reminders etc.) thus optimizing customer operations. In addition, Tillicoultry Quarries has included service agreements with each machine meaning that SMT GB will take care of the scheduled maintenance with Volvo trained service engineers using genuine Volvo parts.
Tillicoultry Quarries Ltd was established in 1931 by R.W. Menzies at Craigfoot Quarry Tillicoultry, and remains 100% owned by the Menzies family. The company produces a wide range of construction materials incorporating a full range of aggregates, asphalts, ready mixed concrete and within its Hugh King business, mortar, render and bagged products. It has twelve operating units located throughout the Central Belt of Scotland and Ayrshire, enabling efficient delivery of high quality products to all our customers. Integrated within its quarrying operations are six coating plants and five concrete plants which are capable of producing materials to the highest specification required for large volume motorway construction through to small volume private works.
SMT GB markets Volvo Construction Equipment products which include wheeled loaders, articulated haulers, hydraulic excavators, Volvo utility equipment and Volvo road equipment products in Great Britain. There are eight strategically placed Customer Support Centres, a dedicated National Used Equipment Centre and a network of utility equipment dealers to ensure high quality customer support is maintained throughout the country.