Another New Volvo for Specialist Contractor MW Groundworks


MW Groundworks of Tarbrax, South Lanarkshire, has taken delivery of Volvo number six for its specialist contracting and land clearance business

This time the company has added an additional Volvo EC140E to its fleet, joining an existing EC140D, EC210D and a zero swing ECR58 compact excavator purchased in 2015. “Since making the initial investment in purchasing Volvo equipment six years ago, we haven’t been let down, either by the product or the support we receive from Volvo’s Stirling support centre. Owning and operating the Volvo brand has paid dividends.” comments MW Groundworks’ proprietor Mark Wang.


Covering the whole of Scotland, but mainly throughout the Central Belt, MW Groundworks specialises in ground clearance including tree felling, mulching, forestry work, general landscaping as well as minor civils projects. A large proportion of the company’s undertaking is forestry and woodland clearance working on large private estates and for the Forestry Commission, Woodland Trust as well as a variety of construction companies. As such, the latest Volvo EC140E has been deployed on a large clearance project operating a heavy duty hydraulically powered flail.


The EC140E is powered by Volvo Stage-IV compliant 4-cylinder engines developing 121hp. The machine’s ‘Integrated work mode control’ provides high-efficiency, rapid dig cycles coupled to significantly low fuel consumption.  This advanced mode-control system ensures the maximum possible hydraulic horsepower available is delivered at a constant engine speed under varying load conditions. In addition, boom and arm geometry provide highly competitive digging forces and lifting capacities, which makes for faster work cycles. Hose rupture valves are fitted as standard to the boom and dipper cylinders as are quick fit hydraulics and a hammer/shear service.