Features & Benefits - EC480E : Pat O’Donnell & Co.
Volvo EC480E digger (excavator) is a powerful production machine designed to increase your productivity

Volvo EC480E digger:
Exceptional efficiency.

Volvo Construction Equipment’s heavy-duty EC480E digger features advanced technology to increase productivity and efficiency.

With Volvo’s unique ECO mode, a new electro-hydraulic control system and a robust D13 Stage IV/Tier 4 Final engine, this powerful production machine delivers a 5% improvement in both fuel efficiency and cycle times.

Whether you’re working on a quarry, in mass excavation or any other application, the EC480E excavator and Volvo’s durable range of purpose-built attachments will maximize your versatility and profitability.
Effectively perform a variety of tasks and experience faster cycle times with excellent control.
The EC480E’s ergonomic design and ideally placed controls and switches enable operators to work efficiently all day long.

Top features of the Volvo EC480E digger include:

ECO mode

Volvo EC480E digger (excavator) unique ECO mode improves fuel efficiency without any loss of performance
Volvo’s unique ECO mode reduces flow and pressure losses in the hydraulic system – resulting in improved fuel efficiency without any loss of performance in most operating conditions.

Human Machine Interface (HMI)

Volvo EC480E digger (excavator) ergonomic Human Machine Interface
All operator interfaces – including the joysticks, keypad and LCD monitor – have been ergonomically designed and positioned to maximize control and efficiency.

Volvo engine

Volvo EC480E digger (excavator) powerful D13 Stage IV/Tier 4 Final engine
Volvo’s powerful D13 Stage IV/Tier 4 Final engine delivers the ultimate combination of high performance and low fuel consumption. 

Reinforced undercarriage

Volvo EC480E digger (excavator) reinforced undercarriage
For superior durability, the undercarriage components are reinforced – ensuring long life and high uptime in tough conditions.

Single module cooler

Volvo EC480E digger (excavator) Single module cooler
The radiator, charged air cooler and hydraulic oil cooler are situated side-by-side on a single layer to maximize efficiency, reduce blockages and aid cleaning.


Volvo EC480E digger (excavator) durable, purpose-built attachments
Volvo’s durable attachments have been purpose-built to work in perfect harmony with Volvo excavators – delivering maximum productivity.

Whether you buy it new or used, rent it or lease it, EC480E excavator is ready to help operators do more work each day, in a wide range of applications.

Find out how the Volvo EC480E digger can improve your efficiency: