Volvo CE Expands Straight Boom Range With 50-Ton Demolition Excavator

Volvo CE Expands Straight Boom Range With 50-Ton Demolition Excavator

Volvo CE has added the new EC500 to its range of straight boom excavators. The 50-ton machine is designed principally for demolition duties and gives operators an additional 30% increase in pin height over the standard boom. It is now available for order in North America.

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The 25.5-foot straight boom fitted to the EC500 is also equipped with heavy-duty features to withstand the beating it may take on job sites, a powerful but fuel-efficient engine, a demolition-specific cab, and enhanced safety features like an optional remote control that allows the operator to control the machine from a safe distance.

“The EC500 Straight Boom gives customers a new 50-ton option for larger jobs and perfectly complements our three high reach models as well as our 14-ton to 95-ton standard excavators that offer demolition-specific guarding and hydraulic options.”

said Tony den Hoed, director of demolition strategic accounts for Volvo CE.

Durable Demolition Specialists

The EC500 Straight Boom is based upon the proven standard model introduced at Conexpo 2023, but is custom-built for demolition. In addition to the straight boom and purpose-built arm, the EC500 Straight Boom has a 6,610-pound heavier counterweight for added stability. For convenience when moving from site-to-site, the counterweights can be easily removed using a hydraulic removal feature.

To protect the machines from the rigors of demolition, it is reinforced with boom/bucket cylinder protection, full track guards, heavy-duty belly covers and heavy-duty side doors.

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Standard features include a larger auxiliary return line for faster attachment movements. In an industry first, the case drain line is plumbed directly to its tank, returning oil directly back to the tank and not to a case drain circuit and reducing back pressure on the rotation circuit.

Other standards include quick-fit hydraulic connections and a dust suppression system that can pump eight gallons per minute through four nozzles.

The updated cab includes:

  • Robust rollover protection system
  • Frame-mounted falling object guards, which can be swung out to help clean the front window.
  • Front and top windows with half-inch thick, high impact-resistant single-piece glass.
  • Front and top window wipers and fluid for better visibility while working.

Hydraulic filter changes are extended to 1000 hours for reduced maintenance and downtime.

In addition, as with all other Volvo demolition excavators, the EC500 Straight Boom includes a Lifetime Frame and Structure Warranty. The warranty covers the frame, boom, and arm for the entire initial ownership period.

Source: Volvo CE