Ascot based Shorts Group has opted for two new Volvo DD24 double drum compactors for its plant hire division.
The new additions to Shorts plant hire fleet were chosen following a successful evaluation of the machine and a competitive package on offer from Volvo and are a departure from the normal brand of rollers in Shorts’ fleet. “We were more than satisfied that the attention to detail in the design of the Volvo DD24 and the overall build quality were good enough reasons to change to a new product in our fleet,” said Shorts’ plant depot manager Jason Southam. “We also operate a number of Volvo compact excavators so we also had the additional assurance of Volvo’s after sales service and support network.”
The Volvo DD24 double drum compactor weighs in at 2.6 tonnes and features a drum width of 1.2 metres. The drums feature dual frequencies operating at either 55Hz or 67 Hz for optimal impact and delivering nominal amplitude of .53 cm. A 260 litre pressurized water feed system is directed via four nozzles per drum working in conjunction with spring loaded, self adjusting urethane wipers. The DD24 affords excellent visibility to the drum edges forward and backward for the machine operator. The machined drum surface with radiused and chamfered edges produce a professional quality finish on each job and a closed loop hydrostatic drive system provides seamless direction changes and a maximum speed of up to 10 kph.