Volvo Construction Equipment is entering the 50-ton class for excavators with two models – the EC530E and EC550E – that have digging and lifting forces normally found in 60-ton machines.

VolvoCE excavator“When Volvo CE enters a new size class, we want to meet the needs of our customers while also making an impression,” said Sejong Ko, product manager, excavators, at Volvo CE. “We’ve done that with the EC530E and EC550E excavators. Contractors get the power of a larger machine at a lower weight, along with additional fuel-saving and uptime-enhancing features.”

The EC530E and EC550E feature the highest engine power in the class, providing high tractive force and swing torque. When coupled with large buckets, the excavators are perfectly suited to fill articulated haulers in the 30- to 40-ton class, requiring fewer passes to load them and reducing cycle times. This combination can boost productivity by up to 20%, said the company.

The electro hydraulics system contributes to a 25% improvement in fuel efficiency due to Independent Metering Valve Technology that – thanks to intelligent electronic control – offers more precise operation and efficiency than a traditional mechanically coupled hydraulic system. Engine pump optimisation lowers engine speed while maintaining power.

The EC530E and EC550E are eligible for ActiveCare Direct, Volvo’s advanced telematics service.

Additionally, both models are backed by the Volvo Lifetime Frame and Structure Warranty, which covers the frame, boom and arm for the entirety of the initial ownership period.

Source: Volvo Construction Equipment

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