September 2015 Vol. 70 No. 9

New Products

New Volvo EC160E Boosts Fuel Efficiency, Power

The new EC160E crawler excavator from Volvo Construction Equipment is designed with a range of new features that boost fuel efficiency without sacrificing power. Incorporating a Volvo Tier 4 Final D4 engine, the EC160E boasts an 8 percent improvement in fuel efficiency, and 5 percent improvements in tractive force and engine power compared to previous-generation models.

For further efficiency, the hydraulic system is optimized to operate in harmony with the engine, working alongside a fully electronic control system. The E-series crawler excavators come equipped with the Volvo advanced ECO mode, reducing power loss and improving controllability and response time.

To reduce cycle time, a boom float function allows pump power from boom lowering to be transferred to other functions. The EC160E further improves efficient operations by reducing the amount of time the machine is idling. The optional Automatic Engine Shutoff feature can intuitively power off the engine when the machine is inactive for a pre-set amount of time.

Tough and ready
A reinforced steel roll-over protection structure (ROPS) offers maximum protection for the operator, and the durable undercarriage is built to withstand all elements and terrain. An intelligently designed X-shape lower frame enables even weight distribution at all times. The robust boom and arm design includes internal plates positioned to support pressure points during a range of applications, dispersing stress from high-pressure areas to ensure maximum productivity during the most demanding of applications.

An easy ride
The EC160E offers a comfortable, productive working environment and easy serviceability. All machine interfaces, including joysticks, keypad and large LCD monitor, are ergonomically designed for ease of use and optimum efficiency. The number of switches has been reduced and climate control has been integrated into the keypad for easy adjustments. A short-cut key has been added to the joystick to allow the operator to select functions such as windshield wipers, cameras and auto-mute during the operation for minimum disruption.

The Volvo-integrated work mode system allows operators to simply choose the optimal mode for the task at hand, optimizing fuel efficiency and machine performance. The emergency engine stop is located at the base of the seat, so the operator can reach the switch from both the seat and the ground in the event of an emergency. These features provide the operator with more control over the machine, allowing easy adaptation to the jobsite environment.

Switch it up
The EC160E can accommodate a multitude of hydraulic attachments, as Volvo excavators are factory fitted with a breaker, sheer piping, as well as rotator piping. The password-protected management system stores information for up to 20 different attachments. Volvo offers a full range of quick couplers featuring Front Pin Lock technology, compliant with the latest safety regulations of ISO 13031 and EN474-1 and designed to fit perfectly with Volvo equipment.

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