Volvo CE featured a wide spectrum of industry-leading products at Excon 2017, the largest construction equipment exhibition in South Asia being held between December 12 and 16 in Bangalore.
EC200D takes a bow
The new EC200D excavator from Volvo CE was launched in Excon 2017 has attracted the attention of thousands of visitors.
The EC200D has been specifically designed for general construction work. Featuring Volvo’s famed fuel efficiency, the new machine also has a bucket breakout force of 123 kN and an arm tearout force of 96 kN, which help it deliver high job site productivity and fast cycle times.
Alongside the EC200D was its sister machine, the EC210D. Like the EC200D, the EC210D is a 20-ton rated machine, but it has been tailored for more heavy-duty applications, such as mining and quarry work, as well as general construction.
The third excavator on the Volvo booth drew large crowds at Excon 2017: the huge EC950E. This 90-ton rated heavyweight is the largest excavator in the Volvo line and was one of the largest on show in Bangalore. Its maximum bucket capacity is 6 m3, while its breakout force of 424 kN and arm tearout force of 408 kN help deliver the machine’s unparalleled digging performance.
Dimitrov Krishnan, vice president and head of Volvo CE India, said Excon 2017 was a perfect platform to highlight the company’s unique position in supporting India’s ongoing infrastructure buildout.
“We remain the only major manufacturer present in all equipment sectors: mining, road building and general construction. So, Excon 2017 is a great opportunity for us to meet with customers and colleagues from a wide range of businesses and update them on our latest products, which this year include the exciting new EC200D excavator.”
Ready for road building
With road building still in the spotlight in India, Volvo showcased a range of products to help contractors beat deadlines and boost profitability on the job. Pressure is on for contractors, not only to pick up the pace of road building but to improve the finished quality of roads, and taking advantage of the latest technology can help on both these counts.
From the company’s wide range of road building machines the P6820C ABG tracked paver; the DD90B asphalt compactor; and the SD110BA soil compactor were displayed at the show. The P6820C ABG offers paving widths of up to 10 m and comes equipped with a 142 kW-rated Volvo engine. Its paving output can reach up to 700 tons per hour.
The DD90B and SD110BA are two relative newcomers to the Volvo family, having both launched last year. The DD90B is a 9-ton double drum asphalt compactor which delivers a smooth finish in fewer passes for greater efficiency. The SD110BA is an 11-ton class single drum compactor for earthwork compaction. Both are manufactured at the Volvo plant in Bangalore.
Rounding out the Volvo product display at Excon 2017 was the L150H from the line of wheel loaders. This popular model has a bucket capacity of up to 9.5 m3 and a static tipping load of 15,900 kg.