The new EC60E crawler excavator from Volvo Construction Equipment is built to perform on any jobsite — from confined spaces to major construction projects. Equipped with a Volvo Tier 4 final engine and adjustable hydraulic flow, the machine offers a 10 percent increase in swing force and lifting capacity, as well as a 20 percent increase in power — all while boasting an 8 percent improvement in fuel efficiency as compared to the prior series model. With a compact design, heavy-duty arm and offset boom, this versatile and powerful excavator is suitable for any application.
“The EC60E fits in a unique size class that balances a compact footprint with impressive power and spacious operator environment,” said John Comrie, utility product manager at Volvo Construction Equipment. “The machine’s exceptional lifting capacity, coupled with its fuel-saving features and redesigned cab make it a powerful and efficient choice for any job.”
The machine’s highly responsive controls ensure fluid movement throughout each cycle. The auxiliary hydraulic flows, electric dozer blade and boom offset speed can be adjusted by the operator and tailored to three different work response modes — ‘Active’, ‘Normal’ or ‘Soft’ — to suit the operator’s work style and deliver the proper power for the task at hand. The redesigned, proportional joystick provides better grip and further increases ease of control.
Covered for life
The swing frame, the boom and the arm ends are all made of cast iron, providing excellent stress distribution. Hardened pins and bushings are designed to keep tight pivot tolerances for minimum wear. These robust design features ensure the machine is ready to work year after year — backed by the Volvo Lifetime Frame and Structure Warranty. The boom, arm and frame of the EC60E are fully covered under the warranty, ensuring Volvo or an authorized dealer will repair or replace boom, arm and frame components as necessary during the period of initial ownership or for the full life of the equipment — whichever is less.
Comfort and convenience
The EC60E features a new-generation Volvo cab that is 10 percent more spacious. The updated cab design allows for more seat travel or seat recline, giving the operator more freedom of movement. Updated features, including a phone tray, two power sockets, cup holder and three general storage spaces make the Volvo cab a more convenient working environment than ever before.
The cab’s air conditioning is 10 percent more efficient compared to previous models, with six adjustable vents that allow for better airflow throughout the cab. The high-capacity cooling system is driven by 43.3 kW of power, allowing the EC60E to work in extreme climates.
All-around visibility is improved by introducing thinner pillars and a larger glazed area with bigger wiper blades. The rear-view camera offers a clear view of the jobsite on the interior 7-inch color LCD display, ensuring there are no blind spots even in the most confined working areas.
For easy, intuitive operation, the keypad groups together all controls with the LCD monitor on the right-hand side. The screen displays all machine information, allowing easy access to machine functions. The hot keys allow the operator to directly access pre-set functions for added convenience.
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Ground-level service access and convenient greasing points reduce service time and maintenance costs. Service intervals can easily be monitored via the in-cab screen, which displays upcoming maintenance reminders. The EC60E also offers three selectable options — automatic, active and park — for a regeneration filter cleaning process, which automatically removes particulate matter every 30 hours without interrupting machine operation or performance. This equates to greater uptime and increased life of components.
The new Volvo Tier 4 final engine and improved hydraulics work together to offer superior fuel efficiency. With the standard auto idle and engine shut down feature — a unique offering from Volvo — the engine automatically adjusts to low idle after a predetermined time, and eventually shuts down entirely after a predetermined time of no work. These features can significantly reduce fuel consumption, as well as reduce total machine hours, which can extend service intervals and increase resale value of the machine.
The EC60E comes standard with Volvo CareTrack® telematics and Volvo MATRIS (Machine Tracking Information System) software. Together, the technologies allow the fleet manager to remotely monitor a wide range of machine diagnostics and machine location in real time. MATRIS also allows the fleet manager to analyze operator behavior over time and make training recommendations that help improve productivity and efficiency while reducing unnecessary wear on the machine. For the fleet manager who sees benefit in telematics monitoring, but can’t devote the time to do so, Volvo now offers ActiveCare — a dealer-supported telematics monitoring and reporting service, which can be coupled with customized service agreements, a range of warranty options and even the Volvo Uptime Guarantee under the new Volvo SmartCare program.
Adapt with ease
The EC60E can be equipped with a wide range of durable attachments for multiple applications, including utility work, building development, agriculture, landscaping and forestry. Equipped with the optional Volvo Attachment Carrier (mechanical or hydraulic), attachments can be changed out quickly and efficiently.
A complete range of buckets — from general-purpose to ditching — are available and allow the machine to accomplish a variety of tasks with precision. The Volvo lineup of durable hydraulic breakers is fully compatible with the EC60E. The wide range of breaker tools have been designed to withstand a variety of materials and combine excellent performance with low noise and vibration levels. The machine can also be equipped with the Volvo thumb, which is designed to work with both Volvo direct-fit buckets or with a Volvo Attachment Carrier.