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Volvo All New E-Series

by editor arbor age

With its all new E-Series Volvo Construction Equipment’s latest offering has taken productivity and fuel efficiency to another level.

The all new E-Series range includes compact, wheeled and crawler excavators. All excavators in the new series are extremely versatile. They can be used for everyday earthwork jobs to heavy forestry mulching or rehabilitation work with minimal adjustments.

“The E Series comes with Stage 5 ‘emission control’ engines – the latest technology engines and the cleanest engines currently in use in Australia,” says Lindsay Daniels, CJD Equipment’s National Product and Training Manager.

“It also has the latest electronic platform, which allows the E-Series to carry Volvo’s unique Co-Pilot system. This android-based system has a variety of applications and in an excavator, it has the ability to carry the Dig Assist program along with apps like maps and weather. It puts the control of the machine in the operator’s hands,” he says.

Optimised fuel consumption
The E-series is designed to further increase operator comfort and machine durability while optimising fuel consumption.

“The new hydraulic system is designed to reduce the load on the engine, which helps reduce fuel consumption. It has adjustable flows and pressures from inside the cab,” Lindsay says.

“Positive control hydraulics and pump input torque provide increased productivity through a high-pump flow. Combined with an electro-hydraulic control system, the high-pump flow creates faster response and cycle times. The beauty of Volvo engines is they produce a high amount of torque at very low revolutions per minute, so you don’t have to rev the engine, thereby saving fuel and keeping noise pollution down,” he says.

“Volvo’s unique ‘eco’ mode optimises the hydraulic system to reduce flow and pressure losses, resulting in improved fuel efficiency without any loss of performance in most operating conditions.”

Dig Assist Technology
The new E-Series range also comes with the option of the latest Dig Assist Technology. The Dig Assist system allows operators to input job specifications, providing real-time guidance to ensure projects are completed quickly, more accurately and with improved site safety. Volvo’s Co-Pilot system with Dig Assist is available on all 14 to 48 Tonne crawler excavators and short swing excavators ECR145E, ECR235E and ECR355E.

“The E-Series range is powerful and efficient, like all Volvo excavators, but its human machine interface design, which streamlines all in-cab features ergonomically to produce increased operator productivity, really sets it apart. The body-centric design is integrated into everything from joysticks and LCD screens to keypads and hot keys,” Lindsay says.

In designing these machines Volvo has ensured that both operator safety and ease of maintenance remains key. The operator can control pressure and flow within the auxiliary function through the cab, with 20 separate pre-set functions. The smart cab design also gives operators a clear view of the machine through rear and side-view cameras.

Perfect for forestry
Volvo’s tracked excavators set higher standards of value and excellence in the forestry industry. A heavy-duty, reinforced undercarriage, with a robust boom and arm that includes internal plates positioned to support pressure points, Volvo machines are specifically designed for the forestry industry. Volvo’s ROPS cab with a reinforced steel structure ensures the operator is protected, while also meeting the ISO standards for safety, these are the ultimate machines for even the toughest of jobs.

When you choose a Volvo you not only get world-class forestry equipment. You also get full support from CJD Equipment. Our well-trained team are at your service across Australia and you can choose from a range of additional services, specifically designed for our machines, allowing you to further increase your profitability.

For more information call 1300 139 804 or visit www.cjd.com.au

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