Volvo compact excavator works in confined spaces and on major construction projects
Volvo Construction Equipment says that their new EC60E compact crawler excavator is built to perform on any jobsite, from confined spaces to major construction projects. John Comrie, utility product manager at the company, says: “The EC60E fits in a unique size class that balances a compact footprint with impressive power and spacious operator environment.
The machine’s exceptional lifting capacity, coupled with its fuel-saving features and redesigned cab make it a powerful and efficient choice for any job.”
The 44.3 kW (60 hp) Volvo Tier 4 Final engine and adjustable hydraulic flow deliver a 10 percent increase in swing force and lifting capacity, 20 percent increase in power, and 8 percent improvement in fuel efficiency compared to the prior series model.
Standard and long arm specs are, respectively: maximum reach 6.1 and 6.4 m; digging depth, 3.7 and 4.0 m; and dump height, 4.1 and 4.3 m. Operating weight with cab is 5,760 kg.
The auxiliary hydraulic flows, electric dozer blade and boom offset speed can be adjusted by the operator and tailored to three different work response modes – active, normal or soft – to suit the operator’s work style and deliver the proper power for the task at hand. The redesigned, proportional joystick provides better grip and makes control easier.
The swing frame, the boom and the arm ends are all made of cast iron, providing excellent stress distribution, while hardened pins and bushings keep tight pivot tolerances for minimum wear. Volvo provides initial owners with a Lifetime Frame and Structure Warranty.
All-around visibility is improved by introducing thinner pillars and a larger glazed area with bigger wiper blades. The rear-view camera offers a clear view of the jobsite on the interior seven-inch colour LCD display, ensuring there are no blind spots.
The keypad groups together all controls with the LCD monitor on the right-hand side. The screen displays all machine information and hot keys allow the operator to directly access pre-set functions. Service intervals can easily be monitored via the in-cab screen, which displays upcoming maintenance reminders. The EC60E also offers three selectable options – automatic, active and park – for a regeneration filter cleaning process, which automatically removes particulate matter every 30 hours without interrupting machine operation or performance.
The EC60E can be equipped with a wide range of attachments including a complete range of buckets – from general-purpose to ditching – and the Volvo line of hydraulic breakers. The breakers are designed to withstand a variety of materials while operating with low noise and vibration levels.
The EC60E can also be equipped with the Volvo thumb, designed to work with both Volvo direct-fit buckets or with an optional mechanical or hydraulic Volvo Attachment Carrier that allows attachments to be quickly exchanged. The EC60E comes standard with Volvo CareTrack telematics and Volvo MATRIS (Machine Tracking Information System) software.