Volvo introduces its first dedicated material handler for North America

Designed for the waste and recycling industries, the new EW240E material handler from Volvo Construction Equipment is a powerful and reliable machine for challenging work conditions.
Volvo introduces its first dedicated material handler for North America

“This is not an example of a manufacturer simply taking an existing machine and modifying it to fit a market. The EW240E was developed specifically for the waste and recycling segment,” said Matthew McLean, product manager, Volvo Construction Equipment. “With a newly designed center frame mounted on a reinforced undercarriage with 9-foot axles and extra-wide outriggers, the new material handler is ideal for medium-duty applications such as handling waste material blocks and loading and unloading scrap.”

Built for productivity
The 26-ton EW240E material handler has a 173-horsepower Tier 4 Final Volvo D6 engine. With a straight boom measuring 21 feet, 4 inches and a 16-foot, 5-inch gooseneck arm, the machine has a maximum reach of 36 feet, 9 inches.

Designed to keep productivity and uptime high, the EW240E material handler is ideal for applications requiring optimum reach and visibility. It is manufactured with a dedicated upper structure and reinforced undercarriage to withstand the forces in scrap sorting applications.

Other key features include the following:

  • Cab can be raised more than 16 feet above the ground
  • Cab has double-damped cushioning to reduce noise and vibrations
  • Equipped with arm-in limitation to avoid collisions between cab and grapple
  • Factory-installed auxiliary circuits
  • Available with grappling arm or gooseneck arm
  • Operator can drive up 12.4 mph using L8 multifunction joystick with Comfort Drive Control (CDC)

Ongoing support
Volvo wheeled excavators are eligible for a free year of ActiveCare Direct, the Volvo telematics service that provides 24/7/365 machine monitoring and fleet utilization reporting directly from Volvo.

Additionally, all Volvo wheeled excavators are now backed by the Volvo Lifetime Frame and Structure Warranty, which covers the frame, boom and arm for the entirety of the initial ownership period.

See it in action
Watch a video of the EW240E material handler.

Volvo introduces its first dedicated material handler for North America

Key specifications

EW240E material handler


Volvo D6J Tier 4F

Gross power

173 hp

… at engine speed

1,800 r/min

Operating weight

Straight boom, 13' 1" sorting arm, Solideal twin tires 10.00-20, sorting grapple with Quick Coupler (3,300 lb)

57,100 lb

Operating weight
Straight boom, gooseneck arm 16' 5", Solideal twin tires 10.00-20, and 0.78 cu yd/600 l grapple (3,530 lb)

57,320 lb

Max. reach

36 ft, 9 in

Max. speed

12.4 mph


For more information, please contact:

Dave Foster
Corporate Communications
Volvo Construction Equipment Americas
dave [dot] foster [at] volvo [dot] com
Phone: 717-300-6104


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