Super-Spec’d Excavator for Plant Hire
UK based KKD Services has made its first purchase from Volvo but, unusually for a plant hire company, it has asked for many additional specifications.
The new 5.8 tonne reduced swing radius Volvo ECR58D has been equipped with a Tefra hydraulic hitch, hose rupture valves, air conditioning for the operator and additional work lights. Besides the hammer / shear hydraulic circuit that comes as standard, the ECR58D has been installed with an optional x3 rotation circuit specifically to power a Pro Dem hydraulic rotating selector grab.
If that is not enough, the machine has also been supplied with a hydraulically tilting ditch bucket and in order to be able to interchange with the company’s existing arsenal of attachments, 45 mm pins at the business end of the machine.
Transport Challenge for 420 t Nacelle
The Østerild Wind Turbine Test Field in Denmark is used for testing of wind turbines with an overall height up to 250 meters. Blades with up to 110 meters can be tested there.
The challenge is getting the modules there. To deal with such a concentrated load of 420 tons, Mammoet recently used 21 axle lines of NICOLAS MHD G II modular transporters.
After unloading at Hanstholm harbour, the nacelle was securely fixed on the NICOLAS MHD G II with special load spreaders. To match the requirements of the load concerning weight and measures, a so-called 3-file combination was put together, consisting of several standard vehicles in longitudinal coupling attached to one row of split ‘halves’.
This combination ensures an excellent tilting stability despite the high center of gravity of the load. In total, the transport combination had a height of 11.60 meters and a length of 71.0 meters on 252 wheels.