EC350D makes its mark in new weight class - Press releases : Transdiesel
31/05/2013 

EC350D makes its mark in new weight class



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For powerful performance and rugged durability, Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) introduces the EC350D, an all-new heavy-duty excavator in a new 35-tonne weight class — designed for maximum production and efficiency. 

The EC350D comes equipped with a new Volvo D8 six-cylinder engine. Powerful and high-performing, the durable unit is equipped with in-line vertical, electronic-controlled, high-pressure fuel injectors; cooled external exhaust gas recirculation (EGR); turbo charger with waste gate; and air-to-air intercooler. An optional extra water separator protects the engine and increases resistance against impurities in fuel. And with the new D8 engine, fuel consumption is as much as 10% lower than in previous engine generations.

To further lower fuel consumption, the EC350D is equipped with Volvo’s Eco Mode, conserving power with electronic pump control technology. Eco Mode reduces the amount of flow lost through overload relief valves while maintaining digging power and www.volvo.com Volvo Construction Equipment S.A. Avenue du Hunderenveld 10 BE-1082 Brussels Belgium Telephone switchboard +32 2 482 51 11 Telefax see above RPM Bruxelles VAT BE 0436.180.690 ING 310-0813608-58

maximizing swing torque. Volvo’s unique system incorporates four work modes into the throttle control for optimum performance. When the operator selects a work mode – including idle, fine, general, heavy and power – the rpm is set for maximum efficiency. New G4 mode is also included for better customer usage and optimized work efficiency.

A strong partner 
The robust EC350D is designed to take on severe heavy-duty applications. The boom and arm, idler frames and travel motor brackets are reinforced with thick metal plates to distribute mechanical stress evenly, allowing the machine to take on the toughest jobs. Additional side wear plates protect the arm-end bearing and, if necessary, can be easily replaced.

The pressurized cab is spacious, with 14 air vents for efficient climate control and greater operator comfort. The operator is protected by a ROPS-certified structure, and perforated anti-slip plates further promote operator safety. Operators remain in total command with a new color LCD monitor and ergonomic switch layout. A rearview camera increases worksite safety.

For maximum uptime, service on the EC350D is simple. The machine’s I-ECU monitor features a service interval display to keep operators informed about oil levels, filters and water separator levels. And with large compartment doors that open wide for good access to service points, and grouped filters, cooling units and greasing points near ground level, operators spend less time maintaining and more time working.

A new electro-hydraulic system and main control valve make for more intuitive hydraulics, allowing flow to be customized and reducing losses in the hydraulic circuit for better control and cycle times, as well as better fuel economy. The boom float uses gravity to allow the boom to float above the ground, freeing up hydraulic flow to be used elsewhere. This improves cycle times and provides greater control for grading operations. www.volvo.com Volvo Construction Equipment S.A. Avenue du Hunderenveld 10 BE-1082 Brussels Belgium Telephone switchboard +32 2 482 51 11 Telefax see above RPM Bruxelles VAT BE 0436.180.690 ING 310-0813608-58

Support system 
Productivity is at its max with Volvo’s complete range of attachments, including durable, high-quality buckets, quick couplers, Volvo teeth and wear parts. For breaking through tough materials, a new line of hydraulic breakers is also available. 

For added peace of mind, Volvo CE offers a range of Customer Support Agreements to back up your EC350D with preventative maintenance, repairs and uptime services. And as with all Volvo products, the EC350D excavator is backed by an extensive service network that provides the peace of mind that comes with an extensive, worldwide infrastructure of technicians, workshops and dealers.

Model

EC350D

Engine

Volvo D8

Max. power

at 1 800 r/min, gross

210 kW

(286hp)

Max. lifting capacity

along undercarriage (1.5 m/6.0 m)

13 560 kg

(6.45 m boom / 3.2 m arm)

Max. digging reach

11.11 m

(6.45 m boom / 3.2 m arm)

Max. digging depth

7.48 m

(6.45 m boom / 3.2 m arm)

Max. Breakout force – bucket

(Normal / Power boost) ISO6015

236 / 257 kN

(6.2 m boom / 2.6 m arm)

Max. tear-out force – arm

(Normal / Power boost) ISO6015

190 / 206 kN

(6.2 m boom / 2.6 m arm)

Operating weight

34.3-38.7 t



Ends.

May 2013

For further information, please visit: www.volvoce.com/press

Or contact:

Thorsten Poszwa
Director, External Communications 
Volvo Construction Equipment
Tel: int + 32 2482 5021
Email: thorsten.poszwa@volvo.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/VolvoCEGlobal

Brian O’Sullivan
SE10
London
Tel: int +44 77 333 50307
Email: osullivan@se10.com