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First Choice – Volvo EC300DL excavator


Its dedicated service team makes CJD Equipment the supplier of choice for Australian Construction Services (ACS).

Specialising in civil infrastructure projects and heavy plant and equipment hire, ACS delivers high quality earthworks projects to a variety of elite construction companies and service providers.

Its latest task, the construction of a new waste disposal cell at a waste management facility at Nambour on the Sunshine Coast, is the latest to be carried out using Volvo Construction Equipment provided by the team at CJD Equipment.

ACS has turned to the 30 tonne Volvo EC300DL excavator for the bulk and detailed earthworks on the Nambour landfill project, with ACS praising its versatility, for both its bulk handling and final trim capabilities.

ACS uses a range of new and used Volvo machinery across its other worksites according to ACS managing director and founder Daniel Dick. “When it comes to excavators, we run Volvo machines,” he says.

“There are many reasons why we run Volvo, one being their service, from sales right through to their remote and regional servicing. The Volvo fuel efficiency, the breakout power, operator comfort and trim capabilities are second-to-none.

“We’ve bought new excavators before [from other manufacturers] and I put Volvo on top when it comes to efficiency, quality and value for money construction equipment.”

Dick says ACS’ penchant for Volvo CE machinery began early and, like the business, has continued to grow ever since. When the business first began in 2017, one of the first machines Dick purchased was a Volvo excavator. “Since then, we’ve worked our way through a variety of other brands and Volvo is definitely up at the top in its class,” Dick says.

ACS has enjoyed a rapid five-year ascent in the earthmoving sector, being awarded major contracts across the eastern seaboard. These include the access, clearing, and earthworks for over 600km of new build transmission line infrastructure across South Australia.

A similar project for a new 192km transmission line between Renmark and Robertstown, connecting South Australia and New South Wales, has just commenced for ACS as part of the Energy Connect Transmission Line Project for Downer and ElectraNet.

In all instances, regardless of location and terrain, ACS prefers to use Volvo CE excavators, with Dick saying the company benefits from the second-to-none service and support provided by the team at CJD. “In the off chance that
something does break, they’ll be out there. They’ll sort of do what they have to do to get to site and get you going as quick as you can,”

Dick says. “As far as servicing your machines, they move things to make things happen when best suits and that’s what you need in this industry.

“Even in the early days, CJD still gave me the same service of what you’d only expect for the bigger clients with bulk-buying power.

“They understand that your machines are your teams’ livelihood and that they have to be up and running and, if it’s urgent, they’ll work to get your machines going. “CJD will give you that support – it doesn’t matter what day of the week it is.”

When asked what the future holds for ACS and its relationship with CJD and Volvo CE, Dick offered an honest comment that encapsulates the regard in which he and ACS hold CJD.

“As long as we’re around, we’ll keep buying machines from them,” he says.

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