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Volvo Launches 50-Ton Excavators
Big jobs require big machines, and Volvo has stepped up to the plate with a pair of its biggest excavators to date, the EC530E and the EC550E.
When coupled with large buckets, the EC530E and EC550E are pass-matched to fill articulated haulers in the 30- to 40-ton class, requiring fewer passes to load them and reducing cycle times.
The specs are mostly identical on both machines. The main difference is found in the undercarriage. The EC550E undercarriage has a long, wide lower frame (with an overall width of 12 feet 2 inches retracted and 13 feet 9 inches extended) giving it extra stability when working with heavier loads.
Volvo EC550E Excavator courtesy of Volvo.
For loading and transportation convenience, the EC530E shares the same 10-foot, 10-inch width as Volvo’s 48-ton EC480E. The end result is an EC530E with 22,884 pounds of lift capacity, while the bigger and wider EC550E raises that to 29,674 pounds at reach height.
There’s also a slight difference in digging depth, with the more compact EC530E going down to 25 feet 8 inches and the EC550E reaching to 25 feet 3 inches. But the 40-foot reach height is identical in both machines.
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