Volvo CE extends mid-size excavator range

Volvo CE has launched the all-new EC350E excavator, which the manufacturer says has been designed to bridge the performance profile of its existing EC300E and EC380E excavators.
May 19, 2021
The 35-tonne EC350E
The 35-tonne EC350E features boom-and-arm bounce-reduction technology to lessen machine shocks

The 35-tonne EC350E has a total height of under four metres when loaded on a trailer, and can be transported without dismantling.

Operators can select several functions depending on the task at hand and their preferences. This includes boom/swing and boom/travel priority, enabling one function to take the lead over another. The boom-down speed can also be adjusted, giving added control for tasks that require extra precision. A range of matched Volvo attachments is designed to maximise productivity, efficiency and performance.

To increase driver comfort during long stints the excavator features boom-and-arm bounce-reduction technology to lessen machine shocks. The Comfort Drive Control option helps reduce fatigue by enabling operators to steer the machine using the joystick rollers instead of the pedals.

Operators are further assisted by the optional Dig Assist apps that are powered by the 10-inch Volvo Co-Pilot tablet. These include 2D, In-Field Design, 3D software packages and On-Board Weighing – in addition to Volvo Active Control, which automates boom and bucket movements, which Volvo says makes digging twice as fast. The Active Control feature lets operators set swing fence, height limit, and depth limit. This helps to avoid contact with side obstacles, overhead obstacles such as power lines, and underground hazards such as pipes and cables.