Heavy Equipment Guide Logo

Volvo EC160E Boosts Fuel Efficiency and Power

Volvo EC160E Boosts Fuel Efficiency and Power

The EC160E is the newest E-Series crawler excavator from Volvo Construction Equipment, and incorporates a powerful Tier 4 Final engine into a durable design, providing excellent fuel efficiency and a robust performance in tough applications.

The new EC160E crawler excavator from Volvo Construction Equipment is designed with a range of new features that boost fuel efficiency without sacrificing power. Incorporating a Volvo Tier 4 Final D4 engine, the EC160E boasts an 8 percent improvement in fuel efficiency, and 5 percent improvements in tractive force and engine power compared to previous-generation models.

For further efficiency, the hydraulic system is optimized to operate in harmony with the engine, working alongside a fully electronic control system. The E-series crawler excavators come equipped with the Volvo advanced ECO mode, reducing power loss and improving controllability and response time. ECO mode works in tandem with the main control valve and machine software to ensure efficient electronic pump control.

To reduce cycle time, a boom float function allows pump power from boom lowering to be transferred to other functions. The EC160E further improves efficient operations by reducing the amount of time the machine is idling. The optional Automatic Engine Shutoff feature can intuitively power off the engine when the machine is inactive for a pre-set amount of time.

“Improvements to cab design, fuel efficiency and power on the EC160E all contribute toward achieving a lower operating cost for the owner and higher productivity and comfort for the operator,” said Matt McLean, Product Manager – Excavators, with Volvo Construction Equipment.

Tough and ready

A reinforced steel roll-over protection structure (ROPS) offers maximum protection for the operator, and the durable undercarriage is built to withstand all elements and terrain. An intelligently designed X-shape lower frame enables even weight distribution at all times. The robust boom and arm design includes internal plates positioned to support pressure points during a range of applications, dispersing stress from high-pressure areas to ensure maximum productivity during the most demanding of applications.

Switch it up

The EC160E has been built to maximize productivity and profitability by adapting to a wide range of tasks. The machine can accommodate a multitude of hydraulic attachments, as Volvo excavators are factory fitted with a breaker, sheer piping, as well as rotator piping.

The password-protected management system stores information for up to 20 different attachments. The pressures and hydraulic flows can be adjusted within the cab, which enables the use of various attachments for increased versatility. A proportional electric pedal offers precise control and the attachment response sensitivity can be adjusted using the keypad for maximum impact in different environments.

Key specifications:

Company info

304 Volvo Way
Shippensburg, PA
US, 17257


Read more

Related products

Related Articles