“It’s the smoothest machine I’ve driven”


“It’s the smoothest machine I’ve driven”

So says Tim Olver, owner of Liskeard based Tim Olver Plant Hire as he takes delivery of his first Volvo excavator – the 22 tonne EC220E.

Tim Olver Volvo

The new Tier IV compliant EC220E was chosen after a successful demonstration after Tim Olver had spent some time considering changing from his previous machine. “In fact, it has taken me ten years to jump into the Volvo camp so the perseverance of their local sales manager Richard Shelbourne has paid him dividends,” comments Tim. “To be fair though, I quite liked the look of their latest 22 tonne machine and having had the opportunity to operate and evaluate it on demonstration together with the service and finance package on offer, it made sense to make the change,” he continues.

Powered by a six cylinder Volvo engine developing 174 nett hp the EC220E offers 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 roomy interior with plenty of leg room and foot space. The excellent all round visibility is enhanced by pressurized and filtered cab air supplied by a 14 vent, climate control system. An adjustable easy to read LCD colour monitor provides real time information of the machine functions, important diagnostic information and a wide variety of work tool settings. The monitor also doubles as a monitor for the rear view camera.

Tim Olver has a well-established customer portfolio working predominantly in Cornwall and Devon on general ground working contracts and sub-contracting to major house building contractors on property developments in the region as well as mid to long term contracts with other ground working companies such as Liskeard based Champion Groundworks.

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