SPONSORED CONTENT: New Volvo excavators elevate productivity

01 July 2024

A new range of excavators from Volvo CE show they have the edge with a modern makeover that takes customers into the future – while pushing the boundaries of productivity, fuel efficiency and total cost of ownership.

The newest models have been revamped to be more spacious and ergonomic than ever before as part of an ambitious design concept to help customers achieve outstanding results. Thanks in large part to a new operator environment with improved human machine interface (HMI) – the new range not only looks good but has been built to robustly respond to the challenges of today and tomorrow.

Kurt Deleu, Head of Product Management Excavators, says: “We have always been proud to lead the market with our innovative line of excavators, and now with this new range we are helping our customers get even more out of their machines. This modern design significantly improves the operator experience, allowing machine and human to deliver a powerful performance fit for the challenges of today’s worksites.”

First to be introduced in Europe and Turkey are the newest EC500, EC400 and EC230 crawler excavators – all of which benefit from the same impressive range of technologically advanced features.

Enhanced operator experience

A stylish new operator environment provides even more space and comfort, with a coolbox to store items and USB and Bluetooth connections to charge mobile phones, play music and aid on-site communication. Furthermore, thanks to an improved HMI, a keyless engine start and an always-on camera, a productive working day can be carried out with ease and, above all, safety.

Improved fuel efficiency and TCO

The intelligent technology behind the new electro-hydraulic system enables sensors to monitor operator movements and send signals to command the enhanced main control valve. The result is smooth and precise movement of the excavator’s boom, bucket and other attachments, as well as more accurate digging and loading.

A host of extra features not only result in improved fuel efficiency but are a cost-effective boost to total cost of ownership (TCO).

Precision and productivity

The new excavators are made to help customers achieve more for less, and work with more precision and speed than ever before. Thanks to the new electro-hydraulic system and the automation of boom and bucket movements, operator fatigue is reduced and efficiency increased, enabling precise digging and shorter cycle times with minimal input.

Safety in hand

The opportunity to pre-set limits on the boom’s depth, height and swing ensures operators carry out their tasks to the highest possible standards of safety. This can help them to avoid overhead or underground hazards, such as power lines, pipes and cables, and walls or barriers – as well as, most importantly, any humans on site.

Volvo Smart View with Obstacle Classification gives operators a 360° visibility of the machine’s surroundings, thanks to its camera and new radar detection system. Benefiting from deep

learning technology, the feature alerts operators if objects or human beings are detected nearby or even far away.

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