RJT Excavations Ltd, a UK-based earthworks contractor, has added three Volvo A30G and two A40G articulated haulers to its Volvo-branded offerings.
Speaking of the new additions, RJT assistant plant manager Euan Heard said: “We have a long association with Volvo Construction Equipment products and are currently operating excavators from 14 to 50 tonnes and A30 articulated haulers.
“We’ve added three A30Gs to our existing three A30F trucks, but this is the first time we’ve gone larger adding two A40Gs to the fleet to satisfy a specific 40,000 cubic metre per week project we have running in Fife. Opting for the larger truck will open up new opportunities going forwards as well, especially for the contract crushing activities we have running in the Central Belt and Borders areas.”
A30G and A40G haulers can attain a maximum speed of 53km/h and boast carrying capacities of 27.5 and 41 tonnes respectively. Full cantilever tailgates, meanwhile, serve to maximize the trucks’ volume capability.
Powered by electronically controlled, six-cylinder, turbocharged Volvo V-ACT diesel engines, Volvo’s new G-series haulers satisfy the requirements of Stage-IV final emissions legislation. The engines have impressive fuel efficiency and an extended service life.
Further optimizing performance is Volvo’s patented CareTrack telematics system, allowing for remote monitoring of various machine functions including location, fuel consumption and service reminders.
The G-series machines come with an enhanced driveline warranty covering the next five years or 10,000h; this is in addition to a flexible Volvo Service support agreement.
“We certainly appreciate the aftermarket support we receive from SMT GB’s support centre at Stirling, together with their flexible arrangements for providing the right type of service agreement to suit our needs,” Heard said. “This means we can take full advantage of the support from Volvo’s dealer and keep our team of workshop and mobile engineers fully engaged at the same time.”