Productivity Testing: Trenching

Volvo EC380E excavator trenches more in less time and at a lower cost

THE TEST: Trenching compacted soil at full engine power

The Volvo EC380E was placed against comparable models from two industry-leading
competitors to test productivity and fuel efficiency. The three comparable machines were
equipped with fuel meters and put through the same test, trenching at maximum power.
The results were used to calculate estimated time and cost to trench 6.2 miles (10 km) of
compacted soil at a 5-foot width and 10-foot depth. Calculations are based on 50-minute
work hours, 8 hours per day.

the result:

Volvo moves up to 13.8% more tons / hour, saving
up to 12% in operating cost versus top competitors

trenching graph
operating weight