The busiest sector of the South earthmoving machinery market has a significant new addition with the world premiere of the EC200D excavator from Volvo Construction Equipment. The new machine fits into Southeast Asia´s hugely popular 20-ton segment and has been engineered specifically for general construction work.
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Volvo Construction Equipment is strengthening its earthmoving product line in the continually-growing 20 ton category with the introduction of the EC200D excavator.
The EC200D has all the hallmarks of Volvo quality and productivity, together with category leading fuel efficiency. Its advanced design makes it ideally-suited to general construction duties. The Southeast Asian markets are among the first in the world to receive the new Volvo machine.
The EC200D is a reliable performer that offers excellent fuel efficiency in general construction applications such as road construction, building, landscaping and utility work. It is configured with a 5.7 m boom, 2.9 m arm and 0.8 m3 bucket, while maximum breakout force is 116 kN.
A perfect balance of power and fuel efficiency comes from the machine’s Tier 3 Volvo D5E engine, which delivers 123 kW of power at 2,000 rpm. Operators will feel right at home in the cab too, as it features the ergonomic design, comfort and visibility that are synonymous with Volvo machines.
Exciting new addition
Roger Tan, VP for Hub Southeast Asia in Volvo CE Region APAC, said the introduction of the EC200D represents an exciting new addition for the Southeast Asian market.
“Many construction companies in Southeast Asia aspire to owning a Volvo and with this new EC200D we’re making it easier than ever for them to add one to their fleet,” he said. “Our expectations are high for this new machine given the strong growth demand expected in this equipment category.”
Road building has been one of the busiest sectors in Southeast Asia over the past few years, and the EC200D is a perfect choice for earthmoving in this application. It will work well alongside other recent Volvo road building launches in the country, such as the DD90 compactor and the P5320 ABG paver.
The EC200D’s combination of high fuel efficiency with a design that is perfectly matched to the needs of general construction mean Volvo CE expects the new machine to become a popular choice.
“We expect the EC200D will appeal to large construction companies, as well as owner-operators and contractors,” said Roger Tan. “We’re also expecting strong interest from rental companies. The specifications and design of the EC200D make it a perfect option for the rental industry.”
The new unit sits alongside the proven EC210D in the company’s range allowing customers to select the right 20-ton Volvo excavator for them. The EC210D offers a higher-spec than the EC200D, making it suitable for heavy duty applications such as mining or quarry work, as well as general construction duties
Meeting market needs
Roger Tan said the new EC200D will have strong appeal across the Southeast Asian markets.
“We see so much potential for a 20-ton Volvo excavator which is tailored to general construction work,” he said. “What’s clear is that the 20-ton sector is also split into two camps. Those who want a high-performance machine that is tough enough for applications like mining and quarrying; and those who want an everyday machine that can perform general construction duties. With the launch of the EC200D we are strengthening our product line to meet all our customers’ needs in the 20-ton category. The new EC200D delivers the on-site performance expected of a Volvo together with class-leading fuel efficiency.”
|Specification and Unit|
|Engine||D5E, Tier 3|
|Rated output at||33 r/s / 2000 r/min|
|Gross, ISO 14396/SAE J1995||123 kW|
|Breakout force* (Normal) SAE J1179||116 kN|
|Bucket capacity||0.8 m3|
|Max digging reach on ground*||9.70 m|
|Max digging depth*||6.68 m|
|Lifting capacity along undercarriage*||6030 kg|
|at reach / height||6.0 / 1.5 m|
|Operating weight||19.8-20.3 t|
|*5.7 m Boom, 2.9 m Arm|