Unique feature now available on Volvo EC380E HR, EC480E HR and EC750E HR excavators
VOLVO Construction Equipment have introduced a new innovative lifting mode to their multi-demolition boom – specifically designed for use on Volvo high-reach excavators – providing improved machine flexibility, reduced emissions, and lower total cost of ownership.
Said to be unique for the market, the lifting mode for the multi-demolition boom can be fitted from factory to any of the company’s E-Series high-reach excavators: the EC380E HR, the EC480E HR and the EC750E HR, each of which are already capable of being configured using various extensions and booms to carry out a wide range of applications.
With the new lifting mode, the versatility of the E-series is not limited to just the actual demolition process, but also offers the possibility of improving the logistics of transporting equipment to sites. With this industry-leading solution, Volvo customers can use their high-reach excavators as a safe carrier for the lifting of machine components, such as cradles and digging/high-reach booms, from the trailer to the ground at which point they can be safely installed on the machine.
Martijn Donkersloot, special application solutions manager for demolition, recycling, and excavator modifications at Volvo CE sales region Europe and international, commented: ‘The advantage is that not only is total cost of ownership reduced, by eliminating the need for a mobile crane or second excavator, but flexibility is increased thanks to the time savings created by no longer needing a third party for loading and unloading. Carbon is also reduced due to the need for less vehicles on site.’
The innovative solution consists of machine software specifically designed for the controlled lifting of equipment, as well as visual warnings outside of the cab to warn bystanders that a lifting process is underway. The software also controls hydraulic pressure as well as engine speed to control the movement speed of the machine as it lifts – ensuring optimum safety throughout.
Designed, built, and supported by Volvo CE, the lifting mode for multi-demolition boom is well suited to the demands of demolition whilst ensuring customers reduce costs, lower their carbon emissions, save time, and increase their flexibility on site.