The deal is the sixth bulk order for 1.5t minis from Morrison Utility Services with Yorkshire Volvo dealer Chippindale Plant.
The machines have been supplied in the Morrison Utility Services’ red and white livery and feature the Cesar identification and Enigma immobilisation systems, track locks, and manual quick hitches.
All the digging buckets have been supplied with heavy duty cutting edges as opposed to teeth to minimise the risk of damage to underground utility services whilst excavating.
Machine spec guide
The Volvo 1.7t EC17C compact excavator was selected for the additional benefits it brings to Morrison Utility Services – specifically the two speed automatic travel motors, load sensing hydraulics and operating weight for towing.
The machine is powered by a 12.3Kw (16.8hp) engine, being one of four ranging between 1.5 and 2.0 tonnes and is a direct replacement for the EC15B XT model.
One significant change on the new models is that hydraulic hoses for the digging equipment are now routed through the boom and cylinders are top mounted to minimize on site damage.
The hammer lines have been modified to allow the fitting of remote hand held hydraulic equipment.
All forty five machines have been supplied with the Cesar P1 identification system and Enigma skyline P2 immobiliser package to maximise the safe guarding against theft and have additional track locks fitted for good measure.