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Volvo introduces new excavator in Middle East and Africa

The EC140D comes with a Tier 2 engine and combines fuel efficiency, hydraulic performance, and operator comfort with wide attachment options

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Volvo CE has introduced its new excavator, the EC140D, to the Middle East and Africa market in the 12-16t weight class.

The Swedish equipment giant said in a statement that the new machine is equipped with a Tier 2 compliant engine, which makes it suitable for the region. The model’s D3.8F engine works in harmony with the hydraulics to deliver exceptionally low fuel consumption in its class, Volvo added.

The EC140D offers five intelligent work modes to ensure only the right amount of flow is delivered for the task at hand, the statement added. Operators can choose from I (Idle), F (Fine), G (General), H (Heavy), and P (Power Max). Volvo’s ECO mode is also included for the first time in this weight class to help reduce consumption even further while still maintaining digging power and swing torque. Automatic engine shutdown is also available as a new option on the EC140D excavator, said Volvo, while a wide undercarriage and heavy counterweight ensure stability in difficult terrain.

Regular service checks can be carried out safely, quickly and easily, thanks to anti-slip plates, ground-level service access and centralised filters and greasing points, Volvo added. A wide range of attachments are also available, which allows the EC140D to be adapted for a variety of crawler excavator applications. The machine is compatible with various bucket, breaker and piping options, and a password protected attachment management system, accessed via the monitor inside the cab, allows the operator to configure and store hydraulic flow settings for up to 20 different attachments.

Volvo’s statement claims that the EC140D also offers among the most comfortable and productive operator environments on the market. The spacious premium cab with the latest styling is equipped with an easy-to-view monitor, adjustable seat and ergonomic controls, the statement said. A rear-view camera is also available as a new option.

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