Volvo E-Series taking productivity and fuel efficiency to another level

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Versatile, powerful and fuel efficient – that’s what defines the latest range of Volvo excavators, the E- Series. All nine models in the new range are available across all branches of Volvo’s trusted Australian distributor, CJD Equipment

"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."

The latest offering from Volvo Construction Equipment, the E-Series, has taken productivity and fuel efficiency to another level. The 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," CJD Equipment national product and training manager Lindsay Daniels says.

"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.

DESIGN

The new E-Series range is designed to work with effortless efficiency. Its Dig Assist machine control system makes all jobs easier – be it levelling sites, digging trenches, grading slopes or creating complex, multidimensional site profiles.

The Dig Assist system provides real-time guidance for operators to ensure job parameters are met quickly, more accurately and with improved site safety. It allows operators to input job specifications and track the progress of the work along the way. Volvo’s Co-Pilot system with Dig Assist is available on crawler excavators – 14 – 48 Tonne and short swing excavators ECR145E, ECR235E and ECR355E.

In designing these machines Volvo has ensured that both operator safety and ease of maintenance remains key. "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," Daniels says.

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.

All of the nine excavators from the Volvo E-Series are available through CJD Equipment.
All of the nine excavators from the Volvo E-Series are available through CJD Equipment.

FUEL SAVINGS

The excavators are designed to 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," Daniels 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."

WHERE TO FIND

All of the nine excavators from the Volvo E-Series are available through CJD Equipment. Founded in 1974, CJD Equipment is an Australian-owned company. For almost three decades CJD is known for distributing Volvo Construction Equipment in Australia and Volvo’s latest E-Series is no exception. All models are available across all of CJD’s 19 branches nationwide.

"This series has been very well received in Australia. We’ve had many customers purchase multiple machines from the E-Series. It’s not hard to see why – these are extremely powerful, efficient, very versatile and easy to use machines," Daniels, who has worked with CJD for over 44 years, says.

SERVICE SUPPORT

CJD is committed to providing 24 hours after-sales support, seven days a week through its network of branches across Australia.

"We have a very strong customer support system across all of our 20 branches. All branches provide parts and service support to our customers through both workshop facilities and on-field service facilities," Daniels says.

For more information, visit www.cjd.com.au

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