Cumbria Waste takes on a Volvo frontline machine for its new MRF

Published:  03 January, 2012

Cumbria Waste Management Ltd has taken delivery of the first Volvo L110G to be sold in Great Britain as part of a significant investment which includes the completion of their brand new materials recycling facility on the outskirts of Workington.

The purchase of the new loading shovel from Volvo coincides with the completion of a new MRF where up to around 75000 tonnes of municipal solid waste and other recyclable materials will be handled per annum. “With our landfill operation diminishing here at Dissington, we looked to alternative means of either recycling or disposing of municipal and commercial waste with the result that our new facility came on stream in August,” said Operations Director Charles Riddell. “And key to this new venture was the acquisition of a suitably equipped front line machine and we settled on the L110G to fit the bill.”

The L110G features an 8 litre Tier IIIB compliant 258hp engine, optishift transmission and axles all designed and manufactured by Volvo. The new G model boasts a 20% increase in lifting force and 10% increase in breakout force over its predecessor. This coupled to the engine output with high torque at low engine rpm has resulted in faster cycle times and increased productivity. Two stronger,variable displacement load-bearing axial piston pumps and hoseshave been introduced to handle the increased pressures. These provide superior control of the load and attachments, as well as high breakout force, faster lifting and tilt functions.A new hydraulic cooling system has been designed to reduce the working temperatures by up to 20oC over the F series model.

The machine delivered to Cumbria Waste Management Ltd features the long boom option to provide sufficient load over height when loading bulkers and a bespoke 5.0m³ hi tip bucket with spill guard. Further optional extras suited to the application include 23.5R25 Revolution solid wheels and tyres, Ardent fire suppression system, reversible fan and dustbuster fitted to the engine's air intake, cab screen guarding, high intensity pulsing reverse lights and a Loadmaster on-board weighing system.

Commenting on the new acquisition for the Dissington site, Cumbria Waste Management's Area Manager Gary Edmondson said; “We've been operating Volvo shovels for a considerable time now – in fact we are still operating an L90C we acquired back in 1995 which has served us exceptionally well so that's why we decided to stick with what we know best. In addition, when we do need it, we enjoy a first class after sales support from the local Volvo home based engineer.” The new L110G has been supplied with a full repair and maintenance programme covered by Volvo's Gold service agreement giving Cumbria Waste Management total peace of mind.

The new Volvo L110G will be deployed handling a whole variety of waste material coming into the Dissington site from the Allerdale and Copeland districts of Cumbria including municipal solid waste, glass, wood, paper, cardboard and plastics.

The CWM Group is the largest waste disposal and recycling organisation in the region. It provides tailored waste management and recycling solutions for commercial customers, households and Local Authorities. It employs over 250 staff at 20 locations across Cumbria, and has its Head Office at Carlisle.

Volvo Construction Equipment Division markets wheeled loaders, articulated haulers, hydraulic excavators, graders, Volvo utility equipment and Volvo road equipment products in the U.K. There are eight strategically placed customer support centres and a network of compact equipment dealers to ensure customer support is maintained throughout the country.

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