Volvo CE helps clear way for winter in Connecticut
Firm uses Volvo fleet to shift snow and ice across US state
Four Seasons Landscaping is using its Volvo Construction Equipment fleet to clear away snow and ice for customers across Connecticut, USA.
Whilst summers in Connecticut can get hot and humid, during winter temperatures can dip below -10°C. Moreover, on average, the northern section of the state receives twice as much snow as the southern part.
Most snow storms bring between 127mm and 203mm, but every five to 10 years, a heavy snowstorm will drop between 305mm and 457mm of snow on the state. Established in 1980, Four Seasons Landscaping clears away snow and ice from many of the region’s paths, roads and sites during the winter months.
In previous years, the firm employed skid-steer loaders and plough-fitted pickup trucks from a variety of different manufacturers. Today, Four Seasons operates a fleet of Volvo wheel loaders, ranging from a 6.8-tonne L35 B-Series wheel loader to a 20-tonne L120 D-Series machine.
“The compact loaders have great stability, which is particularly helpful in the snow and ice,” said Bob St Jacques, president and owner of Four Seasons. “Removing snow is made easier with the machines’ power, manoeuvrability and control. The crew and I also appreciate their efficiency in terms of time and fuel. They allow us to work on bigger projects and properties.
“Towns are also restricting permissible noise levels so it’s good that our Volvos are quiet,” he added. “Some of our clients are in residential areas and if we are clearing snow at night, loud machinery could disturb the residents.”