Posted May 21, 2015

Volvo Rolls Out New Wheeled Excavators

Volvo two new wheeled excavators, the EW160E and EW180E, can be tailored to suit customers needs, with a range of flexible configurations that allow quick attachments changes. Both are powered by Volvo D6 Tier 4 Final engines, deisgned to operate at lower engine rpm with an automatic idling system, which reduces fuel consumption and provides quieter operation. Volvo ECO mode reduces flow and pressure losses in the hydraulic system, helping improve fuel efficiency without any loss of performance.

The EW160E is a 150 hp model with 13,670 lbs lifting capacity and 28,326 lbs bucket breakout force, and can reach out to 30 ft. 6 in. and dig down 18 ft. 8 in.

The EW180E delivers 169 hp with a lifting capacity of 21,605 lbs, bucket breakout force of 30,574 lbs., reaches up to 32 ft. 10 in. and has a digging depth of 19 ft. 8 in.

Volvo wheeled excavator EW180EAttachments can travel with the machine, kept in a tool box drawer that slides out from the undercarriage and can carry up to 264 lbs., saving time in transport. Both models are approved for road use and can be fitted with a trailer hitch that can pull up to 17,637 pounds (8 tons) with dry run brakes and 6,613 pounds (3 tons) without brakes. Optional hydraulic functions ‘X1 breaker/shear’ and ‘X3 tilt rotate’ provide power for attachments that require one- or two-way flow, as well as a two-way flow for tilting or rotating attachments. The corresponding buckets, breakers and grapples (together with a quick coupler) have all been purpose-built to match the machines.

“Our powerful new wheeled excavators come with increased versatility and customer-focused features, like an ergonomically designed cab with easy control access, and options like the Volvo Smart View camera system, which provides 360-degree visibility from the cab,” said Rob Palermo, product manager, General Purpose Equipment Products. “Operators can work comfortably and efficiently until the job gets done.”

All the machine controls have been ergonomically positioned for control and efficiency, and the number of switches has been  reduced to simplify operator tasks. Excellent all-round visibility and the optional Volvo Smart View feature (three cameras attached to different corners of the machine) show real-time footage of the machine operating from above. The boom suspension system, with its hydraulic circuit and gas pressure dampers, enables faster travel over bumpy roads or rough terrain, while the overall hydraulic system has also been improved for greater responsiveness.

For ease of refueling, an electric fuel filler pump delivers over 13 gallons of fuel per minute. It is conveniently located next to the fuel tank and can be accessed from ground level. Filters and greasing points are accessible from ground level and are grouped together. 

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