EC480E : Features & Benefits - G.W. Van Keppel

Volvo EC480E Excavator: Exceptional Efficiency

Volvo Construction Equipment’s heavy-duty EC480E excavator 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 hydraulic 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 excavator include:

ECO mode

Volvo EC480E excavator (hydraulic 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 excavator (hydraulic 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 excavator (hydraulic 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 excavator (hydraulic 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 excavator (hydraulic 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 excavator (hydraulic 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 hydraulic excavator is ready to help operators do more work each day, in a wide range of applications.

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