CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT North America
truck loading
Product testing: Truck Loading

Volvo demonstrates 20% lower cost / ton versus competition

THE TEST: 90-degree truck loading of gravel off a 6' 6" bench

The Volvo EC350E and EC380E excavators were placed against comparable models
from two industry-leading competitors to test productivity and fuel efficiency. The four
comparable machines were equipped with fuel meters and put through the same test,
loading trucks at maximum power. The results were used to calculate estimated time and
cost to move 551,156 U.S. tons (500,000 metric tons) of material. Calculations are
based on 50-minute work hours, 8 hours per day.

The Result:

Volvo delivered a 20% lower cost per ton and 15%
more tons per hour

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