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Volvo soil compactors roll out to Total Plant

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Posted on Fri 19th Apr 2013

Total Plant Hire Ltd of Trafford Park Manchester has just added two SD130D Volvo soil compactors to its extensive plant hire and contracting fleet of equipment which were supplied by Volvo’s utility dealer for the area Howard Plant Sales.

The two new 13 tonne compactors join six larger Volvo SD190’s along with a couple of Volvo DD25w double drum rollers delivered at the end of 2012 and a range of Volvo compact excavators and were mainly purchased due to the recent demand for rollers and other equipment on extensive land rejuvenation projects in the Greater Manchester area according to Managing Director Tommy Halligan. “We took an objective look at the market place before opting for the Volvo rollers once again,” he comments. “Having operated the Volvo nineteen tonne rollers for several years we have enjoyed good reliability and performance which is very much appreciated by our regular hire customers. This time we opted for the thirteen tonne models as they give greater versatility on most of the projects they are deployed on. Furthermore the package on offer from Howard Plant Sales clinched the deal for us,” he continues.
Both soil compaction rollers have been supplied with both smooth drum and optional bolt on pad foot drum and are well specified with a comfortable operator’s compartment and excellent access to servicing points. “In particular what gives the mid-sized SD130D the competitive edge is its ability to tackle steep gradients and batters up to 75% in gradient,” says Stephen Howard of Howard Plant Sales. “The high level of traction is really appreciated by customers and end users thanks to Volvo’s Ultra Grade traction system giving the machine the ability to climb steep slopes without interruption with Anti-Slip-Control (ASC) optimising the power between the front drum and rear wheels.

Established twenty seven years ago by Mr Halligan, Total Plant Sales Ltd, based at Trafford Park, Manchester offers a cost-effective hire solution with value added services supporting local and national contractors, local authorities and utility companies around the Greater Manchester area and environs.

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