More Volvos for Standard Plant Hire Ltd

Since purchasing its first Volvo excavators in the spring of 2019, Bromley
based Standard Plant Hire Ltd has added a further four, twenty tonne
EC200E excavators to its plant hire fleet, servicing the South East of

The new Volvo additions join the original eight EC140Es and two reduced swing
ECR145Es purchased last year, adding to a fleet of over 1500 machines in
Standard Plant Hire’s arsenal of equipment, which includes: compact excavators,
site dumpers, tele-handlers, welfare units, compressors and an array of
attachments for hire.

“Until we bought the fourteen tonne units last year, we specialised in hiring
compact equipment that was up to nine tonnes in operating weight,” comments
Managing Director Michael Fleming. “Our Volvos have proved very popular with
our customers. Due to continuing demand in the civil engineering and ground
working sectors, we are stepping up a notch by adding four new twenty tonne
EC200E machines,” he continues. “Choosing the Volvo brand fits in with our own
core values of providing a prompt and efficient hire service, with quality products to
a highly demanding customer base. They are competitively priced, well specified
and reliable machines.”

The EC200Es are powered by Stage V compliant four cylinder Volvo engines,
developing 156 nett hp. The machines also offer the latest in engine technology

and operating sophistication. For example, pump flow is controlled for combined
digging and swinging operations to reduce the flow loss through the overload relief
valves, whilst maintaining digging power and maximum swing torque. When Eco
mode is selected, the machine provides better fuel efficiency without loss of
performance in most operating conditions. The Volvo Care Cab offers a large and
roomy interior, with plenty of leg room and foot space. The excellent all-round
visibility is enhanced by pressurised and filtered cab air, supplied by a 14 vent
climate control system. An adjustable easy to read LCD colour monitor also
provides real time information on the machine’s functions at a glance.

Having had its global debut last year at Bauma, Munich, the EC200E is aimed
squarely at one of the most competitive segments of the excavator market. The
twenty tonne model is a purpose-built machine, with specifications that position it
between the existing EC220E and EC180E models, making it an ideal tool for in-
house operations or as part of a rental fleet, while also being well suited for
construction, utilities, road infrastructure and much more.

Established in 2009, Standard Plant Hire has expanded its self-drive hire business
year on year, building on its reputation for providing modern machinery from
leading manufacturers, together with a highly reliable and personal level of service
throughout the South East of England. The company has become leaders in
providing many of the southern-based utility contractors, and has ambitious plans
for further expansion within the next few years.

SMT GB markets Volvo Construction Equipment products, together with K-Tec
articulated hauler scraper boxes, in Great Britain. There are eight strategically
placed Customer Support Centres, a dedicated National Used Equipment Centre
and a network of utility equipment dealers, to ensure high quality customer support
is maintained throughout the country.

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