The new Tier 4 Final/Stage IV-compliant EC250E and EC300E crawler excavators from Volvo Construction Equipment are powerful and efficient machines, designed to reduce fuel consumption and increase productivity.
New Volvo EC250E and EC300E crawler excavators deliver a 5 percent improvement in fuel efficiency over past models, saving customers both time and money. This efficiency is not only due to the Tier 4 Final/Stage IV-compliant Volvo engine, but also to a range of advanced features that optimize flow and minimize pressure losses in the hydraulic system.
Chief among them is the unique Volvo ECO mode, which automatically reduces fuel consumption without any loss of performance in most operating conditions.
The operator also has the ability to manually control flow to the hydraulics using the integrated work mode system. The operator can choose from a selection of work modes according to the demands of the task at hand. To reduce idle time, the new E-Series excavators can be equipped with automatic idling and auto-engine shut down systems as optional equipment.
When a machine’s controls are inactive for a pre-set amount of time (between 3 and 20 seconds), engine speed is reduced to idle. When a machine has been motionless for five minutes, the engine automatically turns off. These features help to reduce fuel consumption and therefore, emissions, running costs, and noise.
The operator is able to keep track of a machine’s consumption in different applications using the fuel consumption gauge.
Press Release, July 14, 2014