In the early 1970s, the earthmoving industry was getting a little crowded in terms of manufacturers. There were plenty of choices for customers, and they were all looking for the best, most productive machines at a good price point, while also considering maintenance, resale value... sound familiar? In this vintage film from Caterpillar, the benefits of owning Cat equipment are stacked up against the competition - it's an interesting look at how the biggest name on the market faced off against a growing number of competitors.
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.