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Volvo CE launches new series of excavators

May 30, 2024  By Rock To Road Staff

ESKILSTUNA, Sweden — Volvo CE says its new series of excavators is the most significant update to its excavator lineup in 20 years.

The announcement was made during Volvo Days, a showcase for customers of the company’s latest equipment and products on the market.

According to Volvo, the upgrades to its excavator lineup include up to 15 per cent greater fuel efficiency, increased productivity, enhanced safety measures and other operator-friendly features.

Volvo notes the initial launch will feature multiple medium and large excavator models in North America — the ECR145 short swing, EC210, EC230, EC370, EC400 and EC500 crawler excavators. More models will be launched in the next several months.
“This new excavator series is the realization of our commitment to our customers. Every design change, innovation and weld were made with our customers’ needs top of mind,” said Scott Young, head of Region North America, Volvo CE. “All together, these updates will substantially impact their productivity, uptime, employee satisfaction and ultimately, their success.”


Some of the upgrades include:

  • A new electro-hydraulic system and other features add up to a 15 per cent improvement in fuel efficiency compared with the previous generation.
  • Enhanced hydraulics mean better machine control as well as the smooth and precise movement of the boom, bucket and other hydraulic components. Work modes expand to 10 settings, including two specific to power and four specific to automatic ECO modes.
  • Volvo Smart View with Obstacle Detection gives operators 360-degree visibility of the machine’s surroundings. The features combines camera technology and a new radar detection system to distinguish between objects and humans for a heightened level of awareness.
  • Additional lights have been added to the cab, boom and arm.
  • A 50 per cent increase in hydraulic oil life with service intervals extended to 3,000 hours for regular hydraulic oil and 6,000 hours for long-life hydraulic oil.

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