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July 8, 2015 by On-Site

Volvo EC140E

The Volvo EC140E excavator has increased fuel efficiency, increased power and updated in-cab controls for productivity, comfort. Equipped with a Tier 4 Final Volvo D4 engine, the new Volvo EC140E crawler excavator has increased engine power and pump flow, ensuring responsive operation and travel speeds, as well as faster cycle times and improved productivity. The redesigned main control valve and new software builds on the hydraulic control system, improving fuel efficiency and controllability. A boom float function allows pump power for boom lowering to be transferred to other functions, while the programmable auto engine shutdown feature helps to reduce fuel consumption. All machine interfaces — including the joysticks, keypad, panel and LCD monitor — have been ergonomically designed for optimum control and efficiency. The number of switches has been reduced by more than 50 percent, and climate control has been integrated into the keypad for ease of use. Windshield wipers, cameras and audio mute can all be assigned a shortcut button on the joystick. Along with the rear view camera, the EC140E also offers an optional side view camera to cover the visual blind spots. Both views can be displayed on the 8-inch color monitor. The reinforced steel structure of the ROPS cab ensures the operator is protected at all times. The idlers, track links and upper and bottom rollers on the undercarriage are built to withstand tough terrain, while the intelligently designed X-shape lower frame enables balanced weight distribution, increasing stability and durability, and preventing damage from rock and debris. The  boom and arm design includes internal plates designed to help disperse the stress from high-pressure areas. The Volvo Lifetime Frame and Structure Warranty ensures the boom, arm and frame will be covered under warranty for as long as the initial owner keeps the machine. To protect the electrical system from the elements, all doors and hatches feature heavy-duty hinges, and bolt-on guards are available for extreme work environments. Guard rails and anti-slip steel plates help maintenance staff when checking the hydraulic tank, fuel tank and Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF), while the grouped filters can easily be accessed at ground level through a wide compartment door. The radiator, charge air cooler and hydraulic oil cooler can also be accessed through a single door and are situated side-by-side on a single layer to maximize efficiency, reduce blockages and aid in cleaning. Auxiliary lines provide the correct flow and pressure for special attachments such as mowers and grinders, shears, crushers and tilt rotators. A choice of one- or two-pump flow is available. An attachment management system helps operators with different settings required. It allows pre-sets and adjust the hydraulic flow and pressure for up to 20 different attachments, enabling the excavator to get back to work as quickly as possible after an attachment change. www.volvo.com


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