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Volvo Excavator Boom Kits Improve Safety

We offer hydraulic services for Volvo construction equipment. We are also a distributor of genuine OEM replacement parts for Bosch Rexroth pumps and motors used on Volvo machinery, including its 14-ton excavators. We also offer final drive repair and swing motor repair for excavators.

One popular application for these Volvo excavators is to dig trenches. In the past, trench protection during excavation has been a leading cause of worksite citations.

Issues with Excavation Safety

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is responsible for ensuring safe, healthy working conditions for employees. To do this, OSHA sets standards for training, outreach, education, and assistance. OSHA is also responsible for inspecting worksites. When OSHA finds a violation, it issues a citation.

In 2019, excavation violations were the sixth most common violation, according to OSHA. The leading cause of these violations was a failure to provide adequate trench protection.

Volvo’s Solution for Improving Excavation Site Safety

Volvo has released an innovative new pipelaying boom kit that lets you convert a 14-ton Volvo excavator into a rotating pipelayer. According to Volvo, be attached in about an hour. The boom can handle 7,300 pounds and pipes up to 20” in diameter.

Volvo developed the boom because of feedback it received from customers. The feedback made it clear operators had concerns about lowering pipe into trenches using a standard excavator. The boom is designed to work with Volvo’s patented rotating superstructure. This allows for additional maneuverability and it is not necessary to frequently reposition the tracks.

Additional Features for the Volvo EC140EL and ECR145E Crawler Excavators

The boom kit for the Volvo EC140EL and ECR145E crawler excavators is designed to reach a height of up to 24 feet and a depth of 50 feet. With its 5-foot tail-swing radius, the ECR145E can be used to lay pipe in urban areas. This means you can lay pipe on a two-lane city street with one lane closed to traffic.

Benefits of the Volvo Pipe Laying Boom Kit

Volvo’s Load Moment Indicator and pipe laying boom offer a host of advantages over side booms. One of the most notable involves a lower profile, which makes for better visibility of the end load and enhances safety. Overall, the kit makes Volvo’s 14-ton excavators safer with a lower operating cost.

Experienced Volvo Hydraulic Repair Services

At our facility in Wooster, Ohio, we have the state-of-the-art technology and years of expertise necessary to repair hydraulic units used on Volvo equipment, including final drives for excavators.

We are a recognized leader in the field of hydraulic repair, and we understand the importance of pumps, motors, cylinders, and other hydraulics to your operations, no matter what industry you are in. This is why we provide flexible service options.

Genuine OEM Parts for Hydraulic Repair

Thanks to our vast warehouse, we have a huge inventory of Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) parts that we can use to repair, rebuild, or remanufacture pumps and final drives. We are committed to avoiding “gray market” products, so that you can be confident that you are not receiving units or parts that have been altered, tampered or may even be counterfeit.

On-Site Service & Consultation for Bosch Rexroth Hydraulic Repair

If you need on-site repair, we can send our field technicians to you, no matter where you are. We can also help you create a preventive maintenance plan that will extend the life of your equipment.

Core Exchange Program

Our inventory of used cores allows us to offer rebuilt, tested units and ship them quickly. In order to keep cores in stock. We will build you a remanufactured unit and ship it to you. After you swap out the core, you send it to us. In order to receive full core credit, the housing, port block, and control need to be in re-usable condition.

Volvo Hydraulic Repair Experts

If you are looking for reliable service and consultation for your Volvo machinery, look no further than the expert team at Wooster Hydrostatics. Give us a call or send an email to find out how we can help you keep your equipment running at peak performance.