Volvo Construction Equipment launches the all-new EW200E Material Handler, aimed at the light waste handling segment. Its bigger brother — the EW240E Material Handler — is updated with a longer boom. Both give customers new options for waste and recycling applications.
“A dedicated material handler is purpose-built for these applications, compared with modifying an excavator to fit into these segments,” said Matthew McLean, Product Manager, Excavators, Volvo CE. “Now we’ve added a second machine to our line-up with the EW200E MH, which is perfect for light and medium material handling like plastic, household waste and scrap.”
The EW200E Material Handler weighs 22.6 tons and is powered by a Volvo D6J 6-liter Tier 4 final engine that provides 173 hp (129 kW). The machine has three boom and arm configurations. The straight boom can be fitted with either a 13-foot gooseneck arm or an 11-foot, 6-inch sorting arm, giving the EW200E a max reach of 33-feet and a max lifting capacity of 25,600 lbs.
The 26-ton EW240E Material Handler, introduced in 2018 for medium-duty applications, now has a 23-foot, 9-inch straight boom, which is over two feet longer than the previous model. When combined with the existing 16-foot, 5-inch gooseneck arm, the new total reach is over 39 feet.
The EW200E MH shares many components with the EW240E MH and other Volvo wheeled excavators.
Hydraulics matched to the Volvo engine allows the machines to find the sweet spot between engine speed and hydraulic efficiency. The boom float function and boom cylinder dampening minimize vibration and hold the grapple in place for increased stability. The grapple control and soft swing system work together for instantaneous response and smooth precision.
In addition, Volvo material handlers offer application-specific features to increase productivity, uptime and operator comfort:
The EW200E MH and EW240E MH are eligible for a free year of ActiveCare Direct, the Volvo telematics service that provides 24/7/365 machine monitoring and fleet utilization reporting directly from Volvo. They also are backed by the Volvo Lifetime Frame and Structure Warranty, which covers the frame, boom and arm for the entirety of the initial ownership period.