Volvo Updates 6 Excavator Models

May 29, 2024
Upgrades include a 15% improvement in fuel efficiency.

Models ECR145 short swing, EC210, EC230, EC370, EC400, and EC500 Volvo crawler excavators are the first in a series of “significant” updates, according to the company.

The new models offer up to 15% greater fuel efficiency than predecessors, increased productivity, and enhanced safety. Cab enhancements address operator use and comfort.

Volvo Smart View with Obstacle Detection gives operators 360-degree visibility of the machine’s surroundings. The system combines camera technology and a radar detection system to distinguish between objects and humans for a heightened level of awareness. Additional lights have been added to the cab, boom, and arm.

Volvo has improved the human-machine interface (HMI) in the excavators. It has added automated boom and bucket movement with the Volvo Active Control machine control system, and an advanced electric control joystick. The Volvo excavators also have the newest generation Co-Pilot and a larger, higher-resolution screen.

Hydraulic oil service intervals have been extended to 3,000 hours for regular hydraulic oil and 6,000 hours for long-life hydraulic oil.