Volvo demolition excavator
By Adam FreillConstruction Demolition Equipment
The new EC300E Straight Boom crawler excavator from Volvo CE is a purpose-built demolition machine with a maximum reach of 33 feet. The 30-ton machine joins the company’s EC380E Straight Boom model in the Volvo CE demolition lineup. Rather than the traditional boom-and-stick approach of digging-biased excavators, this crawler is fitted with a 23-foot-long straight boom and purpose-built arm.
The extra-long straight boom on the EC300E provides significant height and reach advantages over the standard machine it is based on. The cab is protected against falling debris with a frame mounted Falling Objects Guard while still providing clear views of the worksite. The roof window and front one-piece glass are made from P5A, which is resistant to high impact.
Constructed with a reinforced frame made of heavy-duty plate steel with bolt-head protection, there is also heavy-duty undercover protection, a belly guard and a full track guard. A slew ring cover and heavy-duty side doors with screens and shutters offer added protection. Volvo CE has also added protection on the bucket and boom cylinders.
Standard features include X1 and X3 auxiliary piping, a quick fit and oil drain line, and water lines that are connected to a dust suppression system that can work in either auto or manual mode. A heavy counterweight provides balance and is easily removable for transportation.