Medium & Large Excavators: Equipment Spotlight

November 2011, Vol. 66 No. 11
John Deere's 350G LC.

Volvo Construction Equipment
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The new EC250D and EC300D excavators from Volvo CE are heavy duty machines that weigh 54,230 to 61,730 pounds and 66,140 to 73,630 pounds, respectively. Both machines are fitted with Tier 4i certified Volvo D8H engines, delivering lower emissions and high fuel efficiency. These engines feature a waste-gate turbo, externally cooled exhaust gas re-circulation and a combination of diesel oxygen catalyst and diesel particulate filters with partial fuel burner and active regeneration. Maximum power is 202 hp for the EC250D and 227 hp for the EC300D – a 10 percent increase in overall power with up to 13 percent higher fuel efficiency. Fitted with Contronics, the advanced mode selection system, operators can choose from five working modes that best suit the job. This not only tailors the performance to the application, it also optimizes the use of fuel. Modes include Idle, Fine, General and Heavy. An attachment management system stores up to 18 different attachment presets. This allows hydraulic flow and pressure adjustments to be accurately set, according to the needs of the tool being used, at just the touch of a button. 825.650.2000,