The new Volvo EC350E crawler excavator is an exceptionally productive machine that lowers operating costs through reduced fuel consumption and simple maintenance requirements in general applications, according to the company. Powered by a Tier 4 Final/Stage IV-compliant Volvo D13 engine, the EC350E delivers powerful digging and breakout forces alongside reduced emissions and up to a 9 percent improvement in fuel efficiency.
An integrated work mode system offers the operator a choice of four work modes according to the task at hand – I (Idle), F (Fine), G (General) or H (Heavy) – 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 to further reduce fuel consumption and noise. Operators can keep track of both current and average fuel consumption via a gauge in the cab.
The EC350E crawler excavator has been designed not only for ease of operation, but also for simple maintenance – maximizing uptime and minimizing costs for parts and servicing. The machine’s strong 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 rocks and debris.
The machine vitals are protected from overheating with a hydraulically driven, electrically controlled cooling fan that activates only when needed, further minimizing fuel consumption and noise. The fan’s optional reverse functionality blows air in the opposite direction, providing self-cleaning for ease of maintenance. Daily service checks are quickly and easily completed with grouped service points and large wide-opening doors, helping to get the most out of every operating shift.
Volvo Construction Equipment, www.volvoce.com