Volvo has over thirty years’ experience in waste handling and offers the market’s widest range of purpose-built machines; all designed to meet high industry demands for safety, dependability and cost efficiency.
Environmental demands regarding waste disposal and recycling have increased dramatically. Much more is expected not only of those working with waste, but also of those supplying the machines to gather, sort, process and dispose of the growing mountains of waste. Volvo has always been driven by the strong core values of Quality, Safety & Environmental care. Today, these core values are more relevant than ever; not least in waste management.
Specialised tasks require specialised equipment, which is why Volvo Construction Equipment offers wheeled loaders configured to meet the unique requirements of a wide range of waste, recycling & material handling tasks.
Application specific wheeled loaders are designed and built to ensure you achieve superior results, according to the unique demands of the segment you are working in. The right machine options, tyres and attachments all combine to ensure Volvo’s specially adapted wheel loaders deliver maximum safety and performance. As with all Volvo products, you can trust in the full support and back-up provided by SMT GB for the lifetime of your machine.
Excavators & Material Handlers
Throughout the decades, Volvo wheeled excavators have proven to be reliable multi-purpose machines. Our EW240E MH is specifically designed for waste and recycling industries and offers a spacious Volvo cab, which can be raised up to five meters above the ground, for an eye-level view.
Any Volvo excavator can be configured both inside and out to suit your business needs. From waste handling to scrap sorting, you can maximise your machine’s productivity with a range of durable grapples – available to you through the Volvo factory. To facilitate easy operation, the Attachment Management System stores the settings for up to 20 different attachments, getting you back to work as fast as possible.
Volvo Electric Machinery for Waste and Recycling Applications
Volvo Construction Equipment is designed to meet high industry demands for safety, dependability and cost efficiency, and now can also help you reduce your carbon footprint with electric machinery.
Electric machines are ideally suited to waste and recycling applications, helping to deliver a more sustainable way of working to match the environmental ambitions and operations of the very business itself. It is a circular economy approach that matches the company ambitions of Volvo Construction Equipment, which has committed to achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040 across its operations and supply chain.
Demonstrating the power of electric machinery
The Volvo L25 Electric wheel loader has proved it has the power to lower costs as well as emissions in a compelling demonstration at two waste and recycling plants in Sweden – helping the centre to deliver on their vision for a more circular economy.
The L25 Electric was put through its paces with a variety of tasks, such as cleaning ground surfaces and sorting and lifting recycled or donated goods. It handled theses challenge with ease thanks to a number of easily interchangeable attachments – including a grading bucket, advanced hydraulic forks and a Holms sweeper. And all using only an on-board (AC) charger to provide the power.
Not only did both customers and operators alike value the machine’s performance. Over the two-week period, the use of just one electric machine saved 250kg of CO2, which translates to at least 6 tons of CO2 that could potentially be saved across a six-month busy season in this application.
The L25 Electric not only provided a CO2 reduction for the two sites, but also delivered an 86-87% saving in energy costs at both centres – with the costs for charging just a fraction of that required to fuel a diesel equivalent machine.
Another benefit highlighted by operators was the L25 Electric’s near silent operation, which makes it easier to stop and talk to visitors, for example.
Electric machines are ideally suited to waste and recycling applications, helping to deliver a more sustainable way of working to match the environmental ambitions and operations of Volvo CE. Volvo has committed to achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040 across its operations and supply chain.
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The Strength to Support Your Business
This L90H Loading Shovel is equipped with a 3m3 Hi-Tip bucket, complete with top clamp. This has been key to handling the veriety, weight & density of the materials arriving on-site. This machine is also fitted with a BM AIR filtration system to filter and pressurise the air entering the operator’s cab. This eliminates dust and odour arising from handling decomposing materials. The system includes an audible and visual warning if the pressure drops inside the cab.
The A25G Articulated Hauler was requested by a customer who needed a machine with high carrying capacity and the all round capability to go anywhere on-site, irrespective of the ground conditions. This Articulated Hauler was fitted with an optional cantilever tailgate and side extensions to carry the maximum payload and volume, which equates to 17.6m³ and is ideally specified for hauling the typical light and loose flowing materials that can be found on-site.
Specifically designed for waste and recycling industries, the EW240 MH is perfect for waste handling activities. This machine works a 12 hour shift seven days a week, loading either high-sided bulkers or a high capacity mobile shredder. 50,000 tonnes of waste will be handled by the machine each year. This material handler is fitted with a fire suppression system, auto-greasing system and flashing rear blue strobe lights.
This EC200E excavator is equipped with a selector grapple and is in charge of sorting incoming material, which is comprised of general industrial inert waste, skip waste, rubble and demolition waste.
It works alongside an EC220E, which was chosen primarily to load concrete, rubble and hardcore into a primary crusher, in addition to breaking up larger oversized material with the aid of a hydraulic hammer and a hydraulic pulveriser.