The roof window and front one-piece glass on the Volvo EC300E are made from P5A, which is...

The roof window and front one-piece glass on the Volvo EC300E are made from P5A, which is resistant to high impact.

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Volvo Construction Equipment (CE) has announced the launch of its new 30-ton EC300E Straight Boom demolition excavator. The announcement came during the National Demolition Association (NDA) show in Phoenix.

The company also announced what it says is an industry-first feature, called Lifting Mode for Multi Demolition Boom that allows a high-reach demolition excavator to serve as a safe carrier for the lifting of machine components from a trailer to the ground, adding versatility to these specialized machines.

“Being able to offer customers another size of straight boom excavator is exciting, and launching at the NDA show felt ideal,” said Tony den Hoed, key account director, demolition equipment at Volvo CE. “The demolition segment is ever-changing, and we are proud to keep up with it by offering products and solutions that will keep operators safe and productive.”

A Different  Approach to Excavating Work

The EC300E Straight Boom crawler excavator joins the EC380E Straight Boom model in the Volvo CE demolition lineup. Rather than the traditional boom-and-stick approach of digging-biased excavators, this crawler is fitted with a 23-foot-long straight boom and purpose-built arm, according to a press release.

The extra-long straight boom on the EC300E provides significant height and reach advantages over the standard machine it is based on.

Made with Operator Safety in Mind

For added safety, the cab is protected against falling debris with a frame mounted Falling Objects Guard while still providing clear views of the worksite. The roof window and front one-piece glass are made from P5A, which is resistant to high impact. The EC300E Straight Boom has a reinforced frame made of heavy-duty plate steel with bolt-head protection. There is also heavy-duty undercover protection, a belly guard and a full track guard. A slew ring cover and heavy-duty side doors with screens and shutters offer added protection. Volvo CE has also added protection on the bucket and boom cylinders.

What Comes Standard on the EC300E

The EC300E Straight Boom comes with several standard features that are valuable in demolition applications. These include:

  • X1 and X3 auxiliary piping.
  • A quick fit and oil drain line.
  • Water lines that are connected to a dust suppression system that can work in either auto or manual mode.

A heavy counterweight provides balance and is easily removable for transportation. A comprehensive range of Volvo Services are available with the machine, including service plans and Genuine Volvo Parts from Volvo’s dedicated dealer network. Plans can include routine wear inspections, oil analysis, full-service agreements and operator training.