Volvo Breaker And Excavator: A Perfect Duo In NZ


Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) crawler excavator ECR145C and hydraulic breaker HB14 are proving their high performance and efficiency in earthworks and concrete breaking in New Zealand.

The crawler excavator and hydraulic breaker are proving to be a perfect duo for Simken Land Works Ltd in Auckland, New Zealand. These machines from Volvo CE are breaking and processing concrete to size at the company’s recycling depot in Brookby.

“We chose Volvo over other brands due to its reputation, availability of parts, dealer support and the high performance of its machines,” said Simon Lee, director of Simken Land Works Ltd. “The 15-ton ECR145C excavator is a good size for our work in confined spaces, particularly where we are undertaking drilling and piling.”

On site since November 2016, the ECR145C excavator works on both earthmoving and recycling sites of Simken Land Works, be it loading trucks, drilling holes for retaining, lifting blocks for retaining walls or breaking and stockpiling concrete.

The ECR145C’s short tail swing with its high lift makes work easier in tighter areas. Simken Land Works Ltd uses the ECR145C with a Volvo HB14 breaker for a range of breaking work. On site, the HB14 helps to quickly reduce large concrete structures, to a size that can then be crushed into recycled aggregate.

Established in 2016, Simken Land Works Ltd, is focused on concrete recycling and general earthworks. The company produces quality recycled concrete aggregates which are utilized in the general earthwork projects.