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Page 8 Contractors World - UK & Ireland Vol 2 No 2

The conventional excavator design provides exceptional tability along with minimal superstructure swing. Simultaneous ontrol of slew and offset movements provides faster, more precise performance due to the right joystick control lever hat features an electronically proportional roller. This allows he operator to accurately adjust hydraulic fow as needed. All hydraulic functions are performed in total independence for more control and less delay when handling multple tasks. An automatic two-speed travel system engages when operating in high speed mode, automatically shifting gear from high to low according to the travel load. Another feature for increased efficiency is the standard auto-idling system that lowers engine speed to idle if a control is not used for five seconds. The engine reverts to the pre-selected speed almost instantly when any control is moved. This system delivers lower fuel consumpton, longer engine life and less environmental noise.

The EC27C features Volvo’s industry-leading comfortable cab for less fatgue and more producton. The ergonomically-designed cab offers greater leg and foot room, making it one of the most spacious in its category. Optional air conditioning with an included heater is also available, for year-round productvity in hot, humid or cold climates.

H Dunstan & Sons ofers a general contractng service along with some operated plant hire throughout Cornwall, specialising in sub-contractng to larger contracts involved in the refurbishment and repair of local authority facilites. Plant & Engineering Services of Beare near Exeter Ltd is the dealer for Volvo utlity covering the south west of England.

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Nationwide Platforms take off at Heathrow

The £750 million project to build a new satellite pier (T2B) at Heathrow wi l l see Nat ionwide Plat forms prov iding a comprehensive working at height soluton.

The business will initially be supplying more than 150 access platorms for hire and will contnue to provide equipment to both Balfour Beaty and their sub-contractors for the two years remaining of the project. This will include a broad range of access equipment capable of enabling work at height between 5 m and 45 m.

Natonwide Platorms were selected by Balfour Beaty to provide powered access equipment as well as its exclusive range of unique safety innovatons.

The company will also be supplying their range of CE certified Material Handling Attachments (MHAs). These are designed to promote safe and efectve material handling at height by removing manual handling risks and also avoiding materials being rested on the handrails.

PIN actvated Key Pads designed to prevent unauthorised users gaining access to the equipment will also be fted where required.

Nationwide Platforms will also be providing an on-site facility where equipment will be accessible for immediate use, reducing transport costs and improving on-site efciency. The business will provide an on-site management team, including full tme engineers, to ensure that the equipment is used to its potental.

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