Volvo EC380EHR, EC480EHR High-reach Demolition Excavators

April 23, 2015

The EC380EHR and EC480EHR high-reach demolition excavators have a sturdy undercarriage and a working range over 360 degrees to reduce the need to reposition the machine during operations. The heavy-duty, hydraulically extendable undercarriage provides stability on site and can be retracted for transport.

A frame-mounted Falling Object Guard (FOG) and safety windows ensure safer operations when there is a risk of the cab being struck by debris, and rear and side-view cameras provide a complete view of the jobsite at all times.

The maximum pin height has been increased to widen the working range of the machine, and a new electro-hydraulic system uses intelligent technology to control on-demand flow for accurate controllability.

A micro-mesh screen on the doors and engine cowl keeps out particles and boosts engine performance and full-length track-chain guards prevent sharp objects from lodging in the tracks. Swing-ring protection guard protects the swing-ring bearing seal and grease piping from damage by rebar, timber or other debris.

The units can be equipped with a dust-suppression system with a 7.9 gallon-per-minute hydraulic lifting pump, eliminating the need for a separate solution. Two or four programmable nozzles provide a fine mist that traps dust, and the water system can also be used for cleaning the machine with the high-pressure water gun mounted behind the cab.

Buttons located on the joysticks allow the operator to adjust the angle of the tilting cab without removing their hands from the joysticks. This view is further enhanced by two cameras mounted on the arm, displayed on an eight-inch monitor for a thorough view of the attachment and working area. To ensure the operator is always working within the machine’s limits, a total moment indicator warns when the machine is approaching the maximum safe working load.

Volvo High-Reach Excavator Specs


  • Operating weight: 113,410 pounds
  • Max pin height: 75 feet 8 inches
  • Operating angle: 20 degrees
  • Max cab tilting angle: 30 degrees


  • Operating weight: 141,140 pounds
  • Max pin height: 92 feet 4 inches
  • Operating angle: 15 degrees
  • Max cab tilting angle: 30 degrees