Volvo's largest excavator now available in North America
The EC950F weighs 100 tons and is equipped with a Tier 4 Final engine
Volvo's largest excavator, the 100-ton (90-tonne) EC950F, is now available in North America.
Equipped with a 603-hp (450kW) Volvo D16 Tier 4 Final engine, the crawler excavator delivers high torque at low rpm. Pairing the EC950F with the Volvo A60H articulated hauler, the EC950F fills the 60-ton, 33.6-cubic-metre (43.9-cubic-yard) haul truck in just four bucket passes, with an average cycle time of 20–25 seconds.
Volvo's optimized hydraulics deliver constant high pressures across each phase of the digging and lifting cycle. The hydraulic system increases pump power for fast and smooth operation, while the electro-hydraulic system controls on-demand flow and reduces internal losses in the hydraulic circuit. The EC950F also comes with a boom-swing priority valve which adjusts the priority of hydraulic flow between boom-up and swing so that truck loading cycle times can be set to truck loading working conditions.
Volvo's ECO Mode helps the EC950F achieve outstanding fuel efficiency while the integrated work mode allows operators to choose the best work mode for the task at hand: select from I (Idle), F (Fine), G (General) and H (Heavy).
To boost machine versatility, the attachment management system can store settings for up to 20 different attachments, enabling the operator to pre-set hydraulic flow and pressure through the in-cab monitor.
This solid machine features a wide track gauge, long track length and retractable undercarriage, with an optimized counterweight which can be removed for ease of transportation.
Smart features such as the optional Dig Assist – powered by Volvo Co-Pilot – assist the operator in digging more efficiently. The low-noise and spacious cab, featuring straight travel pedal, further boost comfort. For added visibility, the EC950F comes fitted with rearview camera and can be equipped with Volvo Smart View, which provides 360-degree vision.
Convenience and safety are enhanced thanks to a large entrance, including high visibility handrails and conveniently positioned steps, as well as anti-slip plates. The optional FOG (Falling Object Guard) and FOPS (Falling Object Protective Structure) are ideal for machines working in tough applications.
Machine protection is provided by features that include a heavy-duty boom and arm, strong frame structure, heavy-duty underside plate and floating pins on the bucket connection, as well as optional full-length track guard. The EC950F is backed by the Volvo Lifetime Frame and Structure Warranty.
For a prolonged bucket lifespan, Volvo offers a range of wear parts. To cut downtime to a minimum, the new Volvo Tooth System enables teeth changes in minutes: simply place, push and click.
Essential maintenance points are easily accessed via the wide-opening and conveniently located compartment doors using central and surrounding walkways.
Searching for the best-performing excavator? Your search ends here. We tested the Volvo EC350E and EC380E against a leading competitor in three different tests: trenching, truck loading and lifting capacity at reach. The results show a 20% difference in cost-per-ton, a 15% difference in tons-per-hour and a 12% difference in both operating costs and lifting capacity. See the results and put an end to your search for the best excavator.