Volvo Construction Equipment North America

Large Crawler ExcavatorsEC480E

  • 100,310 - 117,510 lbs
  • 373 hp
  • 2.03 - 4.32 yd³

Introducing the EC480E Excavator from Volvo – a powerful and efficient production machine designed to reduce fuel consumption and increase... Read more

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Productivity at your fingertips

Introducing the EC480E Excavator from Volvo – a powerful and efficient production machine designed to reduce fuel consumption and increase productivity. With advanced technology including Volvo's unique ECO mode and a new electro-hydraulic control system, the EC480E delivers fuel efficiency improvement.


Here are the key specifications for this product model. Want more details? Download the brochure or contact us.

Operating weight 100,310 - 117,510 lbs
Gross power 373 hp
…at engine speed 1,800 rpm
Bucket capacity 2.03 - 4.32 yd³
Lifting capacity, along undercarriage 38,040 lbs reach / height 20 / 5 ft
Max. digging reach 39′ 10″ ft in
Max. digging depth 25′ 8″ ft in
Breakout force, SAE J1179 (Normal) 51,616 lbf
Breakout force, SAE J1179 (Boost) 56,472 lbf
Tear out force, SAE J1179 (Normal) 44,085 lbf
Tear out force, SAE J1179 (Boost) 48,311 lbf
Overall width feet inches 11′ 11″ ft in
Tail swing radius 12′ 6″ ft in

Based on machine configuration: Long crawler, Boom 7.0m/23'; Arm 3.35m/11'; Shoe 900mm/36"; CWT 9 050kg/19,960lb

Image illustration only. Production machines may differ in appearance and features vary between markets and models.

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All machine interfaces are ergonomically positioned and designed for optimum control and efficiency.
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Volvo's durable attachments have been purpose-built to deliver maximum productivity and long service life in combination with Volvo machines.
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Reinforced undercarriage

The undercarriage components are reinforced to ensure long life, high uptime and ultimate durability in tough conditions.
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Single module cooler

The radiator, charged air cooler and hydraulic oil cooler are situated side-byside on a single layer to maximize efficiency, reduce blockages and aid cleaning.
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Volvo engine

Volvo's D13 Tier 4 Final engine boasts more power while reducing both fuel consumption and emissions and delivering superior quality, reliability and durability.
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ECO mode

Volvo's unique ECO mode improves fuel efficiency without any loss of performance in most operating conditions.

Only with Volvo attachments do you get what you wanted when you bought a Volvo in the first place – maximum productivity and uptime. Volvo develops and offers a wide range of attachments which brings you unmatched flexibility and versatility, making it easy for you to develop job opportunities and to get the job done with increased productivity. Displayed attachments may not be available in all markets. Consult your dealer for specific availability.