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Volvo CE launches world’s first Smart Connect excavator with automatic quick coupler system and tiltrotator

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Volvo CE has developed the Volvo Smart Connect solution, a new factory option that connects tiltrotators from different manufacturers directly to the machine, integrated with Volvo's machine steering system, Volvo Dig Assist. 

Simultaneously, engcon announced that they have adapted their own control system for this new possibility with the engcon Machine Link (eML) option. It will be a type of plug and play solution for engcon's tiltrotator and the DC2 control system. The first of Volvo's models to receive this are the updated EC250E and EC300E.

The Swedish Volvo dealer Swecon has already mounted a tiltrotator to the world's first Smart Connect machine, an EC250 E ordered by the Swedish contractor Tingsholmens Entreprenad. The excavator was equipped with engcon's  automatic quick coupler system, and an EC226 tiltrotator with EC-Oil.

"We have five excavators in the company, of which four are fitted with engcon, the fifth machine is equipped with another tiltrotator brand which we will now replace with the new EC250 with engcon," says Elias Svensson, co-owner of Tingsholmens Entreprenad.

Elias says that he and the company's co-owner, John Svensson, has only ever had good experiences with engcon, making it an easy choice when choosing a tiltrotator for the new 250.

"I believe that Engcon is the tiltrotators' Rolls Royce considering how reliable they are. We have tried other brands, but it has not worked out so well, therefore we will replace the machine that does not have Engcon," says John Svensson.

Tingsholmen Entreprenad's new EC250E was equipped at Swecon's workshop in Sweden in Jönköping, and Elias Svensson was on site ready to receive the completed machine.

 A big job awaits the team in Habo, Sweden where the new 250 will be used for terracing and water and sewerage work.

"It is always fun with a new machine and this time it will be extra fun to put the bucket in the ground," says Elias Svensson.

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