Product Launches at Excon: Volvo

The Co.’s highly-anticipated new EC200D excavator joined a host of other machinery on the Volvo CE booth at Excon 2017 in Bangalore. Volvo CE featured a wide spectrum of industry-leading products at Excon 2017, the largest construction equipment exhibition in South Asia this year. The move highlighted the Co.’s strength in depth as well as the superior productivity of its machines. Volvo CE also celebrated the Co.’s 20th anniversary in India. Since 1997, when the Co. first opened its office in Bangalore with a three-man team, Volvo CE has continually invested and expanded its presence. Volvo CE now employs a team of hundreds and operates a world-class factory in Bangalore. Its sales and service network has seen similar expansion, growing from just two dealers in the early days to a closely-linked network of 15 today, covering every part of India and offering some of the highest levels of customer service available in the country. The new EC200D excavator from Volvo CE was the star of the Co.’s line up, launched in Excon 2017, and was the first chance for many to see the new machine up close and personal. Volvo is expecting strong interest in the EC200D, which 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 max 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. 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 Co.’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.