Construction Equipment has launched the EC550E crawler excavator in India.
Featuring a Tier 3 engine, the machine is a perfect fit for the Indian market,
enabling customers to benefit from its industry leading performance,
productivity and efficiency.
Krishnan, Head of Region India at Volvo CE, explained: “Delivering the type of
durability and performance more commonly expected from a 60-tonne excavator,
the EC550E truly punches above its weight. Customers can get ready for up to35%
more productivity and 22% more fuel efficiency, combined with superb operator
comfort and outstanding levels of uptime.”
remarkable levels of power and productivity, the EC550E is a machine perfectly
suited for mass excavation and heavy-duty digging – boosting productivity by up
to 35%. Available with a range of optimum-sized buckets, this Volvo Crawler
Excavator sets new standards for the industry and is the perfect partner to
wide-body 38-40t hauling equipment, reducing the number of required passes –
dramatically improving cycle times.
impressive engine power, the EC550E delivers digging forces and lifting
capacity more commonly found in a 60-tonne excavator, along with superior swing
torque and speed. It is the ideal choice for handling heavy loads in the
toughest applications, featuring an ultra-durable undercarriage with a long
lower frame, a strong upper frame, and reinforced digging equipment with large
pin size. The optional wider retractable lower frame provides further stability
and higher ground clearance.
can take fuel efficiency to a new level thanks to the next generation
electro-hydraulic system with Independent Metering Valve Technology (IMVT) and
engine/pump optimization, which lowers engine rpm while optimizing power. The
main control valve uses Independent Metering Valve Technology, the latest
pioneering innovation from Volvo andthe most advanced hydraulic system in the
industry. It provides significantly more precise control compared to a
conventional system and contributes towards up to a 22% improvement in fuel
support the fuel-efficient performance of the machine, Volvo offer a range of
services to help customers reduce the fuel expenditure and carbon emissionsof
their operations even further, includingFuel Efficiency Reports and operator
decades Volvo has been renowned for delivering the ultimate in operator
control, comfort and safety, and the EC550E is no exception. Operators will be
stepping inside the best cab on the market, with the ROPS cab exceeding
industry standards for this class of machine, thanks to features including a
14-air vent climate control system and ergonomic seat with 9 adjustment
settings. Boom and arm bouncing reduction technology also dramatically reduces
machine shock, resulting in a more comfortable and productive operator
is enhanced by a 3-point seatbelt with a reminder alarm which notifies the
operator if they are not buckled up. A seatbelt cutter/hammer assists egress
through the emergency exit.
already best-in-class visibility is further improved by the rearview camera and
10 LED lights positioned throughout the machine, including the rear.
Furthermore, the optional Volvo Smart View uses front, rear and side cameras to
provide a real-time, overhead view of the machine – especially helpful when
working in confined spaces.
the controls operators can easily select and adjust a number of functions
depending on their personal preferences and the task at hand, including boom
down speed, ideal for precision tasks which require optimum control and
Boom/Swing and Boom/Travel priority.
a host of uptime-boosting machine features combined with the support of the
Volvo dealer, customers can count on the EC550E to deliver maximum machine
availability. For example, the oil bath pre-cleaner, which keeps the engine
clean and performing at its best, especially when working in dusty conditions.
more, the delayed engine shutdown helps to keep the turbocharger in top
condition by turning the engine off only after the turbocharger has cooled down
to the appropriate temperature. When working in tropical conditions, the
tropical cooling system is designed to regulate hydraulic oil temperature.
the Volvo telematics system, also helps customers to maximize machine uptime
and reduce repair costs. Customers can choose to keep track of their machines
themselves, or let Volvo take care of it withActiveCare. The Volvo Uptime
Center provides 24/7 machine monitoring, supplying weekly reports and notifying
customers should preventive maintenance action be required.
maintenance actions are required, servicing is made quick and easy by grouped
filters and a battery cut-off switch, which ensures complete disengagement of
the equipment. Features such as high visibility guardrails and handrails,
3-point right-hand access to the upper structure, bolted anti-slip plates and
optional walkway ensure the highest levels of convenience when negotiating the
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