“It was the right machine, in the right condition, with the right price at the right time,” Comments Plant Manager Steven Smith. When asked if he had any concerns about purchasing a used machine, Steven added: “There was no concern at all – the repairs and all maintenance had been carried out by the SMT used equipment team, so we knew we were getting a good machine. It’s probably actually a higher specification than we need, so we’re very happy with it.”
The new articulated hauler is the first of Volvo’s G series to join Reuben Smith’s 22 machine fleet, and have been ordered as part of an upgrade programme. The company’s new highly specified A25G benefits from a range of additional features, including an Autolube system, heated body and full tailgate.
Designed for heavy hauling in severe off-road operation, the A25G delivers unbeatable performance in its class. Productivity and fuel efficiency boosting features, such as OptiShift, Cruise Control and Downhill Speed Control, provides the A25G with the ability to safely move more for less.
The highly efficient Stage V engine powering Reuben Smith’s new A25G generates 320hp.The optional additions of CareTrack and the On Board Weighing system also provides the ability to optimise haul cycles, and minimise operational costs.
Commenting on the order, Used Equipment Remarketing Specialist, Pelham Milligan stated: “It’s wonderful to see another machine in great condition go to one of our end users. With just over 500 hours on the clock, and a long list of additional extras fitted, they have a high spec machine to add to their fleet.” Continuing, Pelham added: “After contacting us about the machine via our LinkedIn advert, the deal was sealed in record time. Steven Smith visited us the next day to view the machine and confirm the order. It’s a great win for the environment, as this machine has so many good years of service life left to give.”
Established in 1974 and spanning 3 generations, family-run Reuben Smith has been providing a wide range of plant hire, earthworks, demolition, recycling and site stripping services for nearly 50 years. Since purchasing its first Volvo machines in the 80s, the company has been a keen operator of Volvo Construction Equipment throughout its long and successful history.