Get the highest possible utilization from your excavator with the rotating pipelaying kit. It’s never been easier to switch from excavator to pipelayer – and back again.
Unlike a standard side boom pipelayer this Volvo-patented solution with rotating superstructure has no side boom, so it can work in tight areas without positioning issues, especially useful in urban areas. Offering even more versatility is the reduced radius ECR145 pipelayer – facilitating work in busy streets while leaving one lane open for traffic.
Turn your conventional excavator into a pipelayer in approximately an hour.
Just load and go – no crane or extra people required.
Safely handle pipes up to 508 mm (20 in), with a rated load of 3.3 t (7,300 lb).
Operator comfort lies at the heart of Volvo CE designs and this solution is no exception. The operator always faces the load ahead, helping reduce fatigue. With a closed, quiet and climate-controlled cab, safety and comfort are enhanced.
One of the many advantages of having an excavator-based pipelayer is that it’s more familiar to most operators than a side boom pipelayer. This makes recruitment and training easier and less expensive.
With almost all components in common with a standard 14-tonne (30,864 lb) excavator, the excavator based pipelayer makes it easier to find parts and lowers maintenance costs.
The rotating pipelayer kit is mounted on the excavator’s boom. It consists of the pipelayer boom and all supporting components.
The minimum machine configuration for using the rotating pipelayer kit is as follows: