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Volvo CE introduce new 20-tonne crawler excavator

Volvo EC200E excavator

EC200E crawler excavator designed to meet the needs of the demanding medium-duty market

AIMED squarely at one of the most competitive segments of the excavator market, Volvo Construction Equipment’s new 20-tonne EC200E crawler excavator has been purpose-built to cater for a wide range of medium-duty applications and is positioned between the company’s existing EC220E and EC180E units in the EMEA region.

The new machine is powered by Volvo CE’s next-generation, emissions-compliant, Stage V-certified D4 Volvo engine, which delivers 115kW (154hp) at 2,000 rev/min and has been optimized so that operators get the best performance, power, fuel-efficiency and reliability across a range of tasks. Moreover, with Volvo’s power-boost function, the machine’s lifting and digging forces are increased even further for faster cycle times and optimum productivity.

The EC200E’s advanced hydraulics system works in harmony with the fully electric control system and Volvo CE’s advanced ECO mode, to minimize power loss and improve both controllability and response times. The crawler excavator can also be factory fitted with additional auxiliary hydraulic piping to help power hydraulic attachments and boost the versatility and productivity of the machine.

Other design features of the EC200E include a robust boom and arm, strong undercarriage, heavy counterweight and protected components, all of which are designed to allow the unit to carry out difficult tasks in tough environments. With a bucket capacity of 0.275–1.1 cubic metres, the machine offers a maximum digging reach of 9.99m, a maximum digging depth of 6.78m, a breakout force of 125kN (with boost 132kN) and a tear-out force of 101kN (with boost 107kN).

For operator safety, the machine features a ROPS protected cab, high-visibility handrails and anti-slip steps. Moreover, in a design first for Volvo’s mid-sized machines, the EC200E is now easier to access from the right-hand side, thanks to a new step welded to the undercarriage and a three-point handrail above it – making climbing aboard to conduct routine service duties easier, safer and faster.

The operator environment is further enhanced by superior all-around visibility, aided by side-view cameras and optional Volvo Smart View that enhances the safety of operators and those working around the machine.

The EC200E is built to maximize uptime on job sites and minimize disruption to operational activities. Long service intervals for oil and filter changes lead to a reduction in stops required; routine servicing is simplified thanks to a range of features including grouped filters accessed from ground-level, foldable guard rails, and real-time service alerts. To further improve serviceability, the radiator, charged air cooler and hydraulic oil cooler are situated side-by-side in a single layer.

As with other excavators in the range, Volvo CareTrack provides real-time telematics data, including operating hours, location, and service alerts, helping operators to keep abreast of the unit’s condition and performance and productivity. Customers can also choose to offload the monitoring of their fleet to Volvo, with the company’s Proactive Monitoring service.

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