Volvo Gold Rush Excavator

To celebrate the 10th season of Gold Rush, Volvo Construction Equipment is proud to share our special edition EC200E excavator.

Volvo Gold Rush Excavator
Fun Facts

What goes into producing a Gold Excavator?

The Truck & Trailer
  • Truck: Volvo VNX 740 8x4 Tractor, 70 inch sleeper with black metallic paint
  • Transmission: AMT 18-speed (FO-20E318B); Eaton Fuller MXP Ultra-Shift Plus 2050 lb-ft
  • Driver cab: Leather seats with suspension, memory settings, dampener, 2 lumbar settings with heat and ventilation and 39 in X 81 in lower bunk
  • Trailer: Rogers three-axle 110,00 capacity front-load trailer
The Track Pads

By Superior Tire and Rubber Corp., gold custom and American-Made CUSHOTRAC® Clamp-On™ Track Pads.

The Paint

Akzo Nobel paint

  • 140 hours to paint by four painters with over 125 years of painting experience
  • One gallon of sealer and ¾ quart of hardener
  • 2.5 gallon of gold paint and 1.5 gallon of solvent for the gold paint
  • 1.5 gallon of Lumicoat clear 1/2 gallon of hardener and 1/2 gallon of reducer
  • Final clear coat includes millions of bits of mirror. Same coating used on rescue vehicles so they can be seen easily by helicopters.
  • Paint value $5-7K USD
The Seat

By KAB, - one-of-a-kind, custom premium leather air conditioned and heated seat. Embroidered with Discovery Channel and Gold Rush logos as well as the signatures of Tony Beets, Parker Schnabel and Rick Ness.

Volvo Gold Rush Excavator

Fun Facts
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