0 Volvo display new range of excavators at Windsor Show

VOLVO OFFERS FREE COLOUR CHOICES FOR COMPACT EXCAVATOR LINE FOR LIMITED PERIOD

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According to Didier Lavigne, product manager for compact excavators, the new colour options allow customers to match their own company colours for a uniform, personalized look without any additional expense. "Colour is a very personal choice, and we want our customers to get exactly what they want," Didier Lavigne stated. "This gives them a factory finish that will retain its appearance for years to come. And, for a limited time, it is available as a standard item."

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The free colour choice offer is available for a limited time. Check with your local Volvo Compact Equipment dealer for more information on programme length and participation.

Volvo Construction Equipment Ltd market wheeled loaders, articulated haulers, hydraulic excavators, graders and Volvo Compact Equipment. Eight strategically placed customer support centres ensure high quality customer support. Volvo Compact Equipment is distributed through both strategically placed independent dealers throughout the U.K. and directly in Scotland, London and the Home Counties.

VOLVO INTRODUCES MODEL EC13 COMPACT EXCAVATOR PROVIDING A NEW 1.2 TON CLASS FOR THE SELF DRIVE AND DIY MARKET

Volvo Construction Equipment introduces its new 1.2 Ton Model EC13 Compact Excavator, made specifically for the self drive, small contractor and DIY markets offering high performance in a small package.

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There are two versions of the EC13 available: the XR, which has a fixed 95 cm undercarriage and a one-speed transmission; and the XTV, which has a 95 to 130 cm variable width undercarriage and a two-speed transmission.

The Model EC13 is also avail­able with a long or short arm - providing dig depths ranging from 2100 mm for the short arm to 2250 mm for the long arm. It has a 14.0 kW (19.0 HP) engine. Volvo began working on the EC13 in 1999 with a series of customer testing clinics to determine what was needed in the market.

According to Didier Lavigne, Product Manager for Compact Excavators, "We found that newvolvoEC13_2.jpg entrants into the 1.5 T class were actually getting heavier and heavier - some as high as 1.7 Tonnes and 1.8 Tonnes.

This situation was running contrary to the original purpose for this size of machine - namely, the ability to transport it easily. Larger machines actually cause transport overload problems, and customers said they needed a dedicated truck and trailer to handle them."

Mr. Lavigne said Volvo wanted a machine that met the customer's needs, yet didn't compro­mise the quality, safety and productivity of the machine. "We essentially had to build this machine from scratch - and in so doing, we created a new market segment," he said.

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The EC13 is also fitted with a load sensing hydraulic circuit providing total independence for each movement. Load sensing makes the machine easier to operate, even for a beginner or occasional operator. The EC13 has many safety features, such as a full ROPS/FOPS/TOPS canopy and full locking of all controls, including the boom, blade, travel, and attachment whenever the operator leaves the seat. In addition, the machine may be fitted with an optional anti-theft coded keypad, and anti-vandalism protection for the control panel.

EC13 XR

EC13 XTV

Transport weight

1151 kg

1254 kg

Overall width

950 mm

950 - 1300 mm

Max. digging depth

2250 mm

Bucket breakout force

1100 daN

Max. engine power

14 kW / 19 hp

Volvo Construction Equipment Ltd market wheeled loaders, articulated haulers, hydraulic excavators, graders and Volvo Compact Equipment. Eight strategically placed customer support centres ensure high quality customer support. Volvo Compact Equipment is distributed through both strategically placed independent dealers throughout the U.K. and directly in Scotland, London and the Home Counties.

VOLVO INTRODUCES THE EC55B COMPACT EXCAVATOR, WHICH OFFERS NEW LEVELS OF POWER AND PERFORMANCE

Volvo Construction Equipment introduces the new EC55B compact excavator, a machine that offers one of the best digging forces in its class and has a powerful new engine for top performance. The new 5 tonne EC55B is making its UK debut at this year's Saltex exhibition, Windsor, Berks. volvoEC55B_1.jpg

The 16-valve, 3.0 cubic litre 37 kW engine offers plenty of power and torque, while providing low fuel consumption. The direct injection also helps reduce emissions and noise levels. The EC55B has a large, roomy cab with a flat, uncluttered floor and a fully adjustable seat and boasts the largest cab for this size of excavator on the market. The controls are power-assisted for smooth, precise movements for delicate digging.

In addition, the windscreen features a gas strut, making it easy to open and prop in place. It also has tinted windows and standard air conditioning with five vents for efficient cooling. There is outstanding visibility all around the machine thanks to the large glass area and offset boom.

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The machine is sturdy to handle heavy digging applications. The undercarriage is an X-shaped pattern for better load distribution, and it's long giving outstanding stability, comfort and performance. The EC55B provides easy access to all critical service checkpoints through the wide rear cover. And there are long service intervals to help minimize downtime. The EC55B has a full ROPS/FOPS/TOPS cab.

In addition, the machine won't start unless the console and safety lever are in the right position, and the controls lock out whenevervolvoEC55B_3.jpg

The inside noise level is just 78 dB and the outside noise level is 98 dB. Volvo Construction Equipment Ltd market wheeled loaders, articulated haulers, hydraulic excavators, graders and Volvo Compact Equipment. Eight strategically placed customer support centres ensure high quality customer support. Volvo Compact Equipment is distributed through both strategically placed independent dealers throughout the U.K. and directly in Scotland, London and the Home Counties.

For further information, contact: Mark Gunns, Sales Promotion Manager on Tel:01223 251720 or E-mail: mark.gunns@volvo.com

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