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Skene Group opts for another Volvo loading shovel

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UK-based building materials supplier, Skene Group Construction Services, has added a second Volvo loading shovel to its Soutra Mains quarry. The L220H is the second to be delivered to the facility; Soutra Mains’ original L220H was the first sold into the UK.

Skene Group opts for another Volvo loading shovel

The new loading shovel will work in the rehandling and stocking-out area at the Soutra Mains quarry. It has been equipped with an XMineD2 tyres and a 5.6 m3 rehandling bucket, auto-lube, and boom suspension. It’s powered by a 12 l stage-IV final engine, developing 272 hp., within a relatively low rpm range of 1300 – 1400 rpm.

“The first L220H machine here at Soutra Mains replaced a smaller L180F to increase production,” said Darren Forrester, Joint Managing Director of Skene Group.

The second L220H was added to the fleet “on the strength of the reliability and productivity” of that first machine, Forrester continued. “We now run four loading shovels to cope with the ever increasing demands on our production output since we introduced block-making and ready-mixed concrete production facilities in April 2015.”

Founded in 1968 by Donald Skene, Skene Group operates within the sand and gravel quarrying, hard rock quarrying, concrete products, and construction services sectors.

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