The latest addition to Volvo’s E-Series excavator lineup is boasting an 18 per cent increase in horsepower, a 28 per cent increase in torque and 10 per cent greater fuel efficiency.
The new Volvo ECR355E short swing radius excavator also brings an entirely new size class to the Volvo excavator roster.
The excavator’s advanced electro-hydraulic system works with the 241 hp Volvo D8 Tier 4 Final engine, resulting in a 10 per cent increase in fuel efficiency, reduced emissions and faster, smoother operation.
“The ECR355E fills a need in the market for a powerful 35-ton machine in a short swing design capable of heavy, high-production work in tight areas that would otherwise require a smaller, less productive machine,” said Sejong Ko, excavator product manager at Volvo Construction Equipment. “Packed with optional features for added versatility, as well as all of our E-Series updates, the ECR355E is perfect for everything from heavy infrastructure and utility work to demolition and road building.”
Alongside enhanced hydraulics, the ECR355E is equipped with eco mode, auto idle and auto engine shutdown, as well as integrated work modes that allow the operator to dial in the exact amount of power and controllability for the task at hand.
The ECR355E’s fuel economy is backed by a Fuel Efficiency Guarantee; if the model’s fuel consumption and productivity do not meet model-rated efficiency levels, Volvo will reimburse a portion of the additional fuel.
The excavator is equipped with an X-frame undercarriage built with forged steel top rollers and rugged boom and arms for sustainable uptime and longevity.
As well, wide-opening compartment doors allow unobstructed ground-level access to essential maintenance points, including pump pressure taps, filters and the cooling package. The reversible cooling fan regulates the temperature of vital components and adjusts automatically according to its cooling demand — reducing fuel consumption and noise.
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The ECR355E features all current E-Series updates, including the new rectangular cab, which adds 10 per cent more space, 44 per cent more cooling capacity, improved front and side visibility, a wider entrance, radio with hands-free Bluetooth, more ergonomic controls and a reduction in the number of switches from 27 to 11.
In addition to the standard rear-view camera, the excavator comes standard with a side-view camera to further reduce blind spots.
This spring, the ECR355E will also be available with Volvo Smart View — a feature that combines four exterior-mounted cameras to create a bird’s eye view of the machine, displayed on the 8-inch in-cab monitor.