Cardboard and plastics

Lanz Group, a leading provider of waste management solutions based at Colnbrook, Berkshire has taken delivery of its first Volvo compact excavator to boost productivity with its cardboard and plastics baling operations from Volvo’s utility dealer for the Midlands and central southern England – SM Plant Ltd.
The new EC27C joins a Volvo L70E and a recently purchased L70F loading shovel at the company’s recycling centre on the outskirts of Colnbrook village and a stone’s throw from the M25. “We’ve run Volvo shovels for several years now with a good degree of performance and reliability so were happy with the Volvo pedigree,” explained Workshop Manager Steve French. “We needed a compact excavator complete with a rotating selector grab to take charge of the initial separation of cardboard and plastics coming into the recycling centre prior to baling so opting for the Volvo brand was our obvious choice,” he continued. “Utilising the machine in this way will boost the productivity in our baling operations and reduce the reliance on manual separation.”
Joining a mixed fleet of equipment including the two existing Volvo loading shovels, the EC27C is powered by a Volvo 1.6 litre low emission Stage III engine coupled to a load sensing hydraulic system for optimum performance and fuel saving. Simultaneous control of slew and offset movements provides faster, more precise performance due to the right joystick control lever that features an electronically proportional roller. This allows the operator to accurately adjust hydraulic flow as needed. All hydraulic functions are performed in total independence for more control and less delay when handling multiple 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
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