Volvo EC350E Excavator

August 28, 2014

The EC350E excavator has an operating-weight range, depending on equipment, between 78,940 and 92,760 pounds and is powered with a 302-net horsepower Volvo D13J engine meeting Tier 4-Final emissions standards. The new model’s ECO-mode operating system, says Volvo, is designed to reduce flow and pressure losses in the hydraulic system without any loss of performance in most operating conditions. The ECO mode, combined with the EC350E’s new electro-hydraulic control system, says the company, yields up to 9 percent better fuel efficiency than predecessor models.

Four work modes—Idle, Fine, General, and Heavy—allow performance to be tailored to the application, says Volvo. To reduce fuel consumption and noise, the machine can be programmed to automatically reduce engine speed or even shut down the engine after controls have been inactive for a pre-set interval. Further fuel-efficiency gains, says the company, result from the machine’s hydraulically driven, electrically controlled cooling fan that activates only when needed. The fan’s optional reverse function provides self-cleaning of coolers.

Attachments for EC350E include hydraulic breakers and a range of buckets: general-purpose, heavy-duty, rock, extreme-service, and ditch-cleaning. All buckets are available in one of three attachment interfaces: Volvo dedicated S coupler interface; Volvo universal pin grabber interface; or pin-on interface. In addition, a waste-handling package is available.

The EC350E’s maximum digging depth (equipped with the 21.17-foot boom and 10.5-foot digging arm) is 24 feet 11 inches, and bucket capacities range from 1.1 to 2.5 cubic yards.

Volvo EC350E Specifications

  • Engine: Volvo D13J
  • Max. power net: 302 horsepower
  • Max. lifting capacity along undercarriage: 23,990 pounds
  • Max. digging reach: 36 feet 10 inches
  • Max. digging depth: 24 feet 11 inches
  • Max. bucket breakout force: 48,335 pounds
  • Max. tearout force, arm: 39,770 pounds
  • Operating weight: 78,940 - 92,760 pounds