One that got away – Volvo’s EC480DHR demolition excavator

By Lindsay Gale18 April 2013

A champagne christening for the new machine and its operator

A champagne christening for the new machine and its operator

The bauma showground saw the first sight of one of two new high reach machines from Volvo that slipped through the D&Ri editorial net – the 61.2 tonne EC480DHR with a pin height of 27.4 m (90 ft). Volvo also announced the launch of the 21 m (69 ft), 48.9 tonne EC380DHR at the show.

Both machines are powered by a Tier IV Interim/Stage 3 B compliant Volvo D13 diesel that offer lower emission levels and reduced fuel consumption. According to the company, on both machines productivity is boosted with a higher main hydraulic pressure and improved hydraulic flow, as well as increased swing speed, travel speed, arm-tear out and bucket breakout forces.

The EC480DHR on Volvo’s stand was yesterday officially handed over to Finnish demolition contractor Delete Group, who hopes to put its new high reach to work in Helsinki in the near future, making the machine the first factory produced Volvo high reach in the country. D&Ri also hopes to report in more detail on its first deployment.

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