Powerful performance from Volvo CE’s E-Series

By Steve Ducker04 August 2015

The ECR145E and ECR235E crawler excavators from Volvo Construction Equipment are equipped with a powerful, efficient Tier 4 final/Stage IV engine and have been designed with a short swing radius for operation in confined spaces without compromising on performance.

Offering an integrated working mode system, the machines are said to optimise fuel efficiency, reduce running costs and increase productivity.

The operator can choose the best work mode to ensure the correct configuration for any job.

They have been built to tackle a range of applications, and the system design is combined with a durable undercarriage to ensure impressive tractive force when climbing gradients, as well as when travelling over both rough and soft terrain.

The ECR145E and ECR235E have also been designed to provide a low total cost of ownership. A combination of enhanced hydraulics, improved ECO mode and convenient service access contributes to lower overall costs and higher productivity.

An optimised hydraulics system is combined with the fully electronic control system to improve controllability and response time. This system works in harmony with Volvo’s unique ECO mode, which optimises the hydraulic system to reduce flow and pressure losses in order to lower fuel consumption.

To further lower fuel consumption, the machines are equipped with an auto idle and engine shutdown feature, which reduces engine speed to idle when the controls are inactive for a pre-set amount of time between three and 20 seconds. If the machines are left idle for longer, the optional auto engine shutdown feature will automatically turn off the machine.

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