Volvo CE’s heavy-hitter EC380E crawler excavator
Volvo CE has unveiled its new E-Series crawler excavator – the EC380E – at Conexpo 2014
Volvo Construction Equipment has unveiled at Conexpo 2014 its new heavy-hitter crawler excavator – the EC380E.
Featuring a powerful Tier 4 Final Volvo D13 engine, the EC380E is said by Volvo CE to be an exceptionally productive machine that lowers operating costs through reduced fuel consumption and simple maintenance requirements. It also delivers high digging and breakout forces alongside reduced emissions and a claimed 9% improvement in fuel efficiency.
Volvo CE’s integrated work mode system offers the operator a choice of five work modes according to the task in hand – I (Idle), F (Fine), G (General), H (Heavy) or P (Power max) – for optimum efficiency and machine performance.
When the Controls have been inactive for a pre-set amount of time, the excavator can be programmed to automatically reduce engine speed or even shut down, further reducing fuel consumption and noise. Operators can keep track of both current and average fuel consumption via a simple gauge in the cab.
The Volvo EC380E crawler excavator has been designed not only for ease of operation but also for simple maintenance. This ensures maximum uptime and minimum expenditure on parts and servicing. The EC380E’s strong three-piece undercarriage and high tensile steel X-shaped frame have been reinforced to ensure a long service life, while additional superstructure cover plates prevent damage to the underside of the machine from rock and debris.
Uptime is also increased by the sheer versatility of the EC380E, which can be adapted through a wide range of attachments. These durable attachments – including general purpose buckets - have been purpose-built to work in harmony with Volvo CE excavators for high performance, whatever the application.