Engine speed is reduced to idle when the controls are inactive for a pre-set amount of time (between three and 20 seconds), which reduces fuel consumption and noise for nearby workers.
Volvo’s ECO mode optimises the hydraulic system to reduce flow and pressure losses, resulting in improved fuel efficiency without loss of performance in most operating conditions. ECO mode is automatically selected, but can be switched off via the keypad.
The machine’s interfaces – including the joysticks, keypad and LCD monitor – are ergonomically positioned and designed for optimum control and efficiency. For operator convenience and ease of use, the number of switches has been significantly reduced.
The heavy-duty superstructure can be equipped with an optional undercover that protects components within the superstructure. For increased durability, heavy-duty undercover plates provide additional protection to the underside of the machine in tough applications, preventing damage from rock and debris.
A hydraulic-hybrid version of Volvo CE’s EC300E will be launched at bauma 2019.