DTH Plant Hire takes delivery of the first two Volvo EC200ES in Great Britain
Having had its global debut at Bauma, Munich in April, the EC200E is aimed squarely at one of the most competitive segments of the excavator market. The twenty tonne model is a purpose-built machine whose specifications position it between the company’s existing EC220E and EC180E models and is an ideal tool for in-house operations or as part of a rental fleet, and suitable for construction, utilities, road infrastructure and more.
Commenting on his recent purchase, Managing Director Dave Green said, “We prefer to align ourselves with premium brands for our plant fleet and were keen to be the first to take delivery of Volvo’s latest offering in the twenty tonne excavator market. We are confident the new EC200E will be a popular machine for the majority of our clients. Furthermore, since we already run a range of Volvo excavators and have been satisfied with their reliability, choosing the new twenty tonne machines for our mixed fleet of equipment made total sense,” he continues.
Powered by a four-cylinder Stage V compliant Volvo engine developing 156 nett hp, the EC200E offers the latest in engine technology and operating sophistication. For example, pump flow is controlled for combined digging and swinging operations to reduce the flow loss through the overload relief valves, whilst maintaining digging power and maximum swing torque. When Eco mode is selected the machine provides better fuel efficiency without loss of performance in most operating conditions.
The Volvo Care Cab offers a large roomy interior with plenty of leg room and foot space. The excellent all round visibility is enhanced by pressurized and filtered cab air supplied by a 14 vent, climate control system. An adjustable easy to read LCD colour monitor provides real time information of the machine functions.
The new EC200Es have been supplied to DTH Plant Hire in standard specification, which includes hose rupture valves to both boom and dipper cylinders, quick fit hydraulics and hammer / shear hydraulic lines. The combination of the 5.7m boom and 2.9m dipper arm affords the machine a maximum digging reach of 9.93 metres and a dig depth of 6.73 metres. The practical dumping height is a generous 6.55 metres and the machine’s maximum lifting capacity across carriage at full reach, an impressive 2.8 tonnes.