NT Excavation & Demolition owner, Sam O’Leary started his business in Darwin in 2011 and today carries out earthworks and pipework in the civil sector with a little demolition. A year in, Sam purchased his first Volvo excavator and has never looked back. For Sam, it’s been the Volvo range of machinery that has stood up above the rest in hot and harsh conditions.
Sam lives in Darwin with his partner Pon and four-year-old daughter Alisha, “I’m originally from Ireland and I came to Darwin in 2008 while travelling around Australia. Darwin is now home to me” Sam shared.
Currently Sam is based on the Muir Head Subdivision (BMD), located in the northern suburbs of Darwin. The team have been busy working on sewer mains and water mains, which is the bulk of the work the NT Excavation & Demolition team rips into their subdivision contracts.
“Our main service is plant hire to the civil industry, including site preparation and clearing, trenching, rock breaking, rock grinding, demolition and crushing.”
Working in Australia’s Northern Territory requires a dedicated team and a tough fleet of machinery, “We have found that Volvo excavators are well suited to the harsh climate and rough terrain here in the NT,” shared Sam, “they offer great comfort and drivability for the operators and the reliability and fuel efficiency are also key factors in why we buy Volvo. I have been involved with CJD Equipment for the past 10 years and have found them great to deal with.”
Sam purchased his first Volvo in 2012 and now has a fleet of seven excavators including a ECR145, EC290BL, EC300DL, three EC350DLs and an EC460CL.
Sam added “… I first met Brenton [CJD Darwin Regional Sales Manager] five years ago when he joined CJD Equipment’s Darwin team and since then we have built a strong relationship. Brenton is great at helping us source and spec new and second-hand machines depending on our requirements and is always on hand for any queries I might have.”
CJD Equipment Regional Sales Manager Brenton Jolly branched out into the earthmoving sector after many years of selling Kenworth Trucks, and prides himself on building great relationships and trust with his clients. Brenton shares “I’ve been the Regional Sales Manager for Volvo CE and Kenworth Trucks for the last five years after moving up to Darwin from the southern states, where I was in the transport industry driving, owning and selling trucks for more than 40 years”
Brenton comes across as a humble and down-to-earth bloke who has obviously performed well during the last five years at immersing himself in the earthmoving industry and building great relationships and trust with his clients. Brenton shares, “I’ve been the Regional Sales Manager for Volvo CE machinery and Kenworth Trucks for the last five years after moving up to Darwin from the southern states. During that five-year period I’ve sold Sam four Volvo machines, including his latest purchase, the EC350DL. The key features that stood out on this machine for Sam was the Volvo D8 engine, which produces 197kW and 1340Nm torque.
The EC350DL is a powerful production machine designed to boost performance. State-of-the-art technology, including Volvo’s unique ECO mode, new electro-hydraulic system and fuel-efficient D8 engine, ensures this machine delivers fast cycle times, high digging power and low fuel consumption.
During that five-year period, Brenton has sold Sam four Volvo machines including his latest Volvo EC350DL.
The EC350DL is a powerful production machine, designed to boost performance. It features advanced technology with the new fuel-efficient engine, electro-hydraulic system, and Volvo’s unique ECO mode, ensuring that this machine delivers fast cycle times, high digging power and low fuel consumption. The key features that stood out on this machine for Sam was the Volvo D8 engine, which produces 197kW and 1340Nm torque.
The Volvo EC350D in particular is sporting some advanced hydraulics with a new electro-hydraulic system and main control valve, which uses intelligent technology to control on-demand flow and reduce internal losses in the hydraulic circuit. This provides increased controllability, shorter cycle times and improved fuel efficiency. Features that both Sam and his operators can feel and appreciate.
When it comes to Sam’s team of operators, they were impressed with the all-round visibility, spacious cab environment and overall reliability that Volvo machines provide.
The Volvo EC350DL also features a strong, three-piece undercarriage with high tensile steel X-shaped frame that is built to withstand tough conditions – perfect for NT Excavation & Demolitions services to the civil, defence and construction industries.
“The staff at CJD Equipment are always accessible to us for any queries or issues we have,” shared Sam.
CJD Equipment has a network of branches and service centres that stretch across the nation, from Australian capital cities to regional country towns. This comprehensive network takes advantage of local knowledge, combined with the passion to provide quality support its customers.
For more information visit cjd.com.au