H & H Waste Management has taken delivery of a Volvo loading shovel in the guise of an L180H and an EW240E materials handler for its recently acquired waste handling facility located at Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.

Both machines are the first Volvos to be purchased by the company to handle a range of material from residual (black bin waste), through to wood waste, industrial waste, concrete and rubble. The new 28-tonne loading shovel has been fitted with a heavy-duty 4.8m³ hi-tip bucket supplied by Ulrich attachments, together with 26.5R25 solid wheel and tyre assemblies to counter general wear working on the concrete pad. The EW240E MHE was ordered following a successful demonstration and evaluation by H & H Waste Management at the Aylesbury facility.

'We opted for the Volvo shovel as we consider it to be the best on the market in terms of productivity, reliability and ultimately, its residual value,' explains Managing Director, Michael Hoban. 'The material handler accomplished all the activities required of it while on demonstration and the two machines complement each other well'

The new L180H loading shovel features a 13-litre stage-IV final engine developing 333hp in a relatively low rpm range of between 1,300 and 1,400 rpm. The machine features Volvo designed and manufactured driveline components including Optishift with torque converter lock-up and reverse-by-braking feature ' all designed to offer considerable fuel savings on every shift.

The Volvo Eco-pedal has also been designed to save fuel because it encourages the operator to run the machine at its optimum rpm in the engine's torque curve and its speed has been restricted to a maximum of 20mph.

'Powered by a six-cylinder Volvo engine developing 171 nett HP, the EW240E offers the latest in engine technology and operating sophistication. For example, pump flow is controlled for combined equipment and slewing operations to reduce the flow loss through the overload relief valves, whilst maintaining lift capacity and maximum swing torque. When Eco-mode is selected, the machine provides better fuel efficiency without loss of performance in most operating conditions,' comments Michael.

The Volvo Care Cab offers legroom and foot space, as well as round visibility. The cab features a pressurised and air supplied 14-vent, climate control system. An adjustable, LCD colour monitor provides real-time information of machine functions. The EW240MHE offers the operator visibility around the work area thanks to the hydraulically raised and lowered cab with a maximum elevation of 5.7 metres. 

The new EW240E has been supplied with a 6.5m straight boom and 4m sorting arm with a Dehaco 800L selector grab for the business end of the machine. Thus rigged, the EW240E Material Handler provides a forward reach of 10 metres and a maximum height of 12 metres measured at the attachment pin. With an optimum 800L capacity grab, the machine has a 3.7 tonnes lifting capacity at maximum reach across carriage with its outriggers down. To facilitate grab rotation, the machine is equipped with x3 hydraulics along with x1 hammer/shear hydraulics and hose rupture valves fitted as standard.

H & H Waste Management's newly acquired MRF receives waste from London, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire, the majority of which is hauled by Hoban fleet of forty walking floor bulk trailers.