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27 November 2014

Volvo launches new mid-range excavator

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Volvo CE new EC170D excavator
The new EC170D excavator from Volvo CE is available in Chinese and global variants
Volvo CE introduced the new EC170D excavator at bauma 2014 in Shanghai, China. Filling the gap between the popular 14 and 20 tonne weight segments it combines smaller machine efficiency with big machine productivity. Weighing in at 17 tonnes it is aimed at applications ranging from general construction to site preparation.

Power comes from a D4E Volvo engine delivering 90kW for a combination of high performance and low fuel consumption. An ECO mode increases fuel efficiency by reducing engine rpm without loss of performance. High tensile steel is used for the boom and arm to provide maximum strength and reliability and wear strips are welded to the underside of the arm to give further protection.

The operator is provided with a new LCD display and slim cab pillars provide superior visibility. An industry leading heating and cooling system gives the operator a comfortable work environment. It is available with two different undercarriage sizes. The China version has a 600mm shoe compared to 500mm on the EMEA version.

The Chinese version has a maximum lifting capacity of 5,460kg against 4,930kg for the standard. Maximum digging reach is 8.975m and 6.04m depth with a breakout force of 116.7kN (123.4kN with power boost) for the China market. The EMEA version on the other hand has 8.977m digging reach, 6.043m digging depth, and 115.3kN (121.9kN with power boost). Both models have 82.3kN maximum tear out force which goes up to 87kN with power boost.

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