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Ranger Plant Increases Dumper Fleet
Ranger Plant has taken delivery of five new dumpers to complement the company’s existing fleet of 15 three-tonne and four one-tonne Terex site dumpers.
Promac Solutions, Terex Construction’s distributor for the south-east of England, delivered the five Terex TA1 site dumpers.
Equipped with the latest technology and designed for performance and reliability, Terex site dumpers are well suited for safe and productive site use. The five new units are already operational across a number of National Grid projects.
Company Directors, Lee Quinn and Mark Philpin, have overseen the growth of Ranger Plant since 1994, and currently operate more than 300 items of compact construction equipment.
Lee Quinn, said:
As we were working on a compact site, we needed a site dumper with excellent manoeuvrability. The turning radius on the TA1 is class-leading, allowing operators to effectively use the dumper even in the tightest spaces. The large fuel tank reduces the need for refuelling stops, while a superior positioned dash console and single lever skip operation further improves operator comfort.
Three more Volvo A30G’s for Ward Plant
Since purchasing his first Volvo articulated hauler back in 1990, Ward Plant Limited, Carnwath, South Lanarkshire has added a further three Volvo A30G haulers to its fleet.
The latest A30G’s join a fleet of 36 Volvo haulers, predominantly made up of the A30 sized truck.
Martyn Ward says:
Whilst we still run A35’s and A40’s the optimum sized for general hire is the A30 hence the reason for adding three more to the fleet.
They really are the best there is out there, but that’s not all. We enjoy an excellent level of service from Volvo when we do get the occasional issues and not least the trucks have an excellent residual value.
The new trucks have been deployed on a number of large infrastructure projects currently taking place in Scotland such as the major earthworks on the A9 development near Aviemore and hire work on the M8/M73/M74 widening scheme as well as other general muck shifting activities.
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.