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Volvo unveils EC500 crawler excavator prototype at CONEXPO

March 14, 2023  By  Don Horne

Today at CONEXPO 2023 in Las Vegas, Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) unveiled a prototype of its new EC500 crawler excavator, the EC500 excavator – which is fitted with Volvo Smart View with Obstacle Detection.

Volvo CE provided the first look at a pre-production model of its new EC500 excavator today at the CONEXPO trade show in Las Vegas, North America, heralding a “new generation of excavator, with improvements across cab design and operator interface, safety and productivity.”

“With the EC500 and our next generation of excavators, we are utilizing new technologies to help operators work more productively and with more speed, precision and consistency, to help them get the job done every time,” said Sejong Ko, Product Manager Excavators at Volvo CE North America.

A successor to the Volvo EC480E, the EC500 is a new 50-ton crawler excavator for the toughest applications, from building and construction, road construction, utilities, quarrying and aggregates to agriculture and landscaping and was created to partner for the Volvo A25G to A35G hauler. It will be available in regulated markets including North America, Europe and Korea.


“We’re excited to share the first look at our next generation excavator. A pre-production model, there will be some differences to the appearance of the EC500 that will be available to our customers, but it gives an insight into the future, with enhanced safety, operability and productivity,” said Stephen Roy, President of Volvo CE North America. “At Volvo CE we continue to proactively develop intelligent solutions to improve safety and avoid accidents on the jobsite, so the addition of Volvo Smart View with Obstacle Detection is another important step towards our vision for zero accidents.”

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