16 April 2019, 09:00
Replacing the outgoing EC55C, the more powerful and productive EC60E crawler excavator from Volvo Construction Equipment is built for comfortable, efficient operation in a wide variety of applications.
The new EC60E crawler excavator from Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) is built to fit any jobsite – from confined spaces to major construction projects. This machine offers improved traction, excellent swing force and high lifting capacity to achieve outstanding results, fast. With a compact design, long arm, and optional fixed boom and offset boom, the versatile and powerful EC60E is suitable for a large range of applications.
Power + control = easier, faster operation
To ensure optimum performance shift after shift, this machine is equipped with a Volvo Stage V/Tier 4 final engine and adjustable hydraulic flow. The effective cooling system is driven by 44.3kW of power to eliminate overheating.
The EC60E’s highly responsive controls ensure the machine does exactly what the operator intends for fluent movement throughout operation. The operator can set the machine to their own style and to suit the job at hand for easier control and increased performance. The auxiliary hydraulic flows, electric dozer blade and boom offset speed can be adjusted by the operator and tailored to three different work response modes –‘Active’, ‘Normal’ or ‘Soft’.
The EC60E is fitted with an upgraded hydraulics system that features a new design of main control valve. Offering the operator additional functionality, when a higher hydraulic flow is required for a certain movement, the main control valve can combine the flow of several pumps to optimize the machine operation. Particularly for grading, flow can be combined into the arm cylinder to make arm speed faster.
Multi-function tool carrier
For outstanding versatility, the EC60E can be equipped with a wide range of durable attachments that are suitable for a wide range of applications, including utilities, building, agriculture, landscaping and forestry. These attachments can be easily changed to save time and reduce costs, and the machine’s design, hydraulics, piping and in-cab switches combined with the Volvo attachments range to allow the EC60E to take on a variety of tasks with ease.
The addition of either a mechanical or a hydraulic quick coupler allows attachments to be changed quickly and efficiently. A complete range of buckets from general purpose reinforced buckets to ditching buckets is available, allowing the machine to work on a wide range of applications. Volvo’s durable hydraulic breakers are fully compatible with the EC60E. The wide range of breaker tools (or bits) has been built to break all kinds of material and combines excellent performance with low noise and vibration levels. The machine can also be equipped with the Volvo thumb, designed to work with both Volvo direct fit buckets and quick coupler to make many tasks possible, including piling, placing, loading, lifting and carrying.
Lower costs, greater uptime
The Volvo engine and improved hydraulics work together to offer superior fuel efficiency. With the auto engine shutdown option – a feature offered by Volvo alone – the engine stops automatically after a pre-selected time, lowering fuel costs and noise. Helping to lower fuel bills further is the standard-fit ECO mode. When activated, the function slightly decreases the engine speed – but not performance, resulting in lower fuel consumption. A stopped hour meter reduces maintenance costs and increases the resale value of the machine.
The EC60E is equipped with a number of features combined to increase machine availability and reduce downtime. Ground level service access and convenient greasing points reduce service time and maintenance costs. Service intervals can easily be monitored via the in-cab screen, which shows reminders when maintenance is needed.
This excavator is equipped with Volvo MATRIS software that analyzes operator behavior to improve efficiency, boost productivity and reduce fuel and maintenance costs. Volvo also offers the VCADS Pro diagnostic system, making it easy to control the machine.
Source: Volvo Construction Equipment