9 October 2015, 08:20
Since purchasing his first A30G last year and 3500 trouble free hours later, Brian (Ginger) Ward has opted for yet another Volvo A30G articulated hauler for his expanding plant hire fleet.
Selby based Ward Dumptruck Hire has been hiring out Volvo dumptrucks for the last ten years, branching out into excavator hire three years ago and Proprietor Brian Ward swears by them. “The Volvo ADT is second to none on the market today in my opinion. In my experience all the trucks I’ve run have proved themselves over and over again in terms of reliability, productivity and fuel savings,” says Brian. “I was a bit hesitant though with the emission technology surrounding the latest Tier IV engine when I bought my first A30G last year, but it hasn’t put a foot wrong and we haven’t had to lift a spanner to it in the last 3500 hours. I’m full of confidence in the model which is why I’ve just added another one to my fleet.”
The A30G hauler from Volvo 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, high performance, quicker engine response and less wear, i.e. long service life. 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. Delivering exceptional fuel efficiency, it is matched to a torque converter with built in lock-up function and fitted with a fully automatic fast adaptive transmission. The rest of the Volvo designed and built powertrain has been reinforced to cope with the higher torque output of the engine.
With a carrying capacity of 28 tonnes and heaped capacity of 17.5m³ the Volvo A30G has a maximum speed of 53kph. The hauler is also 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.
This latest Volvo A30G brings Brian Ward’s fleet of trucks to nine along with two 22 tonne excavators purchased three years ago and his original EC210C in 2011, all of which are hired out complete with operators. Ward Dumptruck Hire Ltd is based in Selby and prides itself in providing a reliable hire service in the north and north east of England to the major blue chip contractors within the construction industry.
Volvo Construction Equipment Division markets wheeled loaders, articulated haulers, hydraulic excavators, graders, Volvo utility equipment and Volvo road equipment products in Great Britain. There are eight strategically placed customer support centres and a network of utility equipment dealers to ensure high quality customer support is maintained throughout the country.
Source: Volvo AB