CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT North America

BUILT FOR TOUGH JOBS. EASY SERVICE TO KEEP YOU GOING.

When looking across the ever-growing excavator market, it can feel a lot like the same ole same ole — but don’t be fooled. Small differences in design can add up to a world of difference in profitability and uptime.

THESE ARE JUST SOME OF DURABLE, SERVICE-FRIENDLY FEATURES THAT KEEP YOUR VOLVO EXCAVATOR GOING STRONG.

ROBUST BOOM AND ARM

The upper plate, side plates and lower plate on Volvo excavators are up to 1⁄4-inch thicker and covered by our Lifetime Frame and Structure Warranty. Competitors typically use thinner steel plates supported by only a 3-to 12-month warranty.

PREMIUM UNDERCARRIAGE

Our X-style chassis has robotically welded, single-piece upper and lower plates that are also covered by our Lifetime Frame and Structure Warranty. Heavy-duty guard plates offer protection under the superstructure and X-frame. Some competitors feature an undercarriage with the upper plate split at a key stress point, or a straight plate welded on one side only with no plate belly guard under the hydraulic swivel. And with warranties ranging from 3 to 12 months, maintenance costs could add up quickly.

TRACK MOTOR COVER

The track motor cover on Volvo excavators features a full recessed area to protect bolt heads. Many competitors leave bolt heads exposed, increasing the likelihood of damage.

LATERAL WEAR PLATE BETWEEN ARM AND BUCKET

Volvo excavator arm ends feature hardened steel plates for less wear, and they can easily be replaced by removing four countersunk screws. Competitor plates oftentimes have to be cut off and rebuilt once worn out.

IDLER FRAME REINFORCEMENT

The reinforced idler frame on Volvo excavators increases durability on rough terrain. Most competitors don’t offer idler frame reinforcement.

ELECTRICAL HARNESSES

Volvo harnesses are high-quality, coated and waterproof. Many competitors have a lower-quality, uncoated, non-waterproof harness.

THE DESIGN OF EVERY VOLVO EXCAVATOR HAS EASY SERVICEABILITY IN MIND — THESE 13 FEATURES SET US APART.

CENTRALIZED ARM GREASING

Volvo Excavators feature centralized greasing points on the arm for quick, easy maintenance. Competitors typically have multiple, separate greasing points.

SLEW RING GREASE BATH

A raised, thick and tight seal cover on Volvo excavators provides durability for a long service interval. Some competitors' cover is flush to the deck, allowing water in, and others are behind the boom cylinder mount, making it difficult to check for water.

SWING BEARING LUBE POINTS

The lube points on Volvo excavators are grouped together on the front of the superstructure, accessible from ground level. Some competitors have separate lube points on the front and back of the superstructure, requiring someone to crawl under or rotate the upper structure to reach the zerk.

CONVENIENT CAB AIR FILTER

Our filter is located at the rear of the cab away from contaminants, with a convenient pull-tab for quick replacement. Some competitor filters are located directly above the tracks, leading to rapid clogging from dirt.

UNDER-THE-HOOD ACCESS

The hand grip on Volvo excavators unlocks the engine hood easily and locks automatically. Some competitors require bending and reaching across the engine to access and unlock a latch.

WIDE COMPARTMENT DOORS

Volvo excavators feature a wide-opening door and automatic locking system. Some competitors use a manual lock system or a lighter hinge with a pinch-point release latch.

EASY DEF FILL

Filling DEF is easier thanks to its location near the fuel fill and a filler neck position that simplifies refilling and helps avoid contamination. The urea tank filling point also features a splash guard with a drain hose. Many competitor filling ports are located under a step, making it difficult to access and fill.

QUICK DISCONNECT HOSE

Ours allows for easy, efficient draining of engine and hydraulic oil. The access to ports on several competitor models is located behind a heavy panel.

PROACTIVE TELEMATICS SUPPORT

Our one-of-a-kind ActiveCare Direct service provides customers with simplified case alerts to easily address issues before they become bigger problems. Competitors still send confusing fault codes that don't really help you address the most urgent issues.

1000-HOUR ENGINE OIL INTERVALS

Our extended intervals give customers tangible cost savings in labor and materials while increasing machine uptime.

FAST FUELING PROVISION TANK

With Volvo, a fast fuel filling system can be easily installed in the field without disassembling or modifying the tank. Fast fuel filling systems reduce refueling time by 82% when compared to a pump.

LOTO BRACKET OVER ELECTRIC MASTER SWITCH

Volvo excavators feature a lockout/tagout (LOTO) feature to ensure machines are properly shut off and unable to be started up again prior to the completion of maintenance or servicing work.

NATO Plug

NATO jump-starter cables provide an easier and safer method of connecting and charging the batteries.

Running A Volvo is Unlike any Other.

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