Volvo CE extends material handlers’ reach
01 September 2021
Aimed at the waste handling segment, Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) launches the all-new EW200E Material Handler. Its bigger brother – the EW240E Material Handler – is updated with a new longer straight boom.
Designed and manufactured in the company’s factory in Germany, these material handlers promise maximum reliability, flexibility and productivity in waste and recycling applications. The new EW200E Material Handler weighs 22.6 tons and is powered by a Stage V Volvo engine – which provides 129 kW (173 hp). This machine has a 5.5 or 6.25 meters straight boom and 4 meters gooseneck arm and a forward reach of 9.3 or 10.0 meters.
Volvo CE is also extending the reach of its existing EW240E Material Handler – intended for use in the recycling segment – introducing a new 7.25 meters straight boom, which brings the reach – when combined with the existing 5 meters long gooseneck arm – to a stretching 12 meters.
Purpose-built for waste handling
Built on decades of engineering excellence, the EW200E Material Handler is purpose-built for waste handling applications. Thanks to proven components shared with the EW240E Material Handler and other existing Volvo wheeled excavators, Volvo CE spent time perfecting the new machine to meet specific waste handling job requirements. While the smaller size-class material handler is based on the established design of its big brother, it also features a host of new features which have undergone rigorous testing in real-life conditions.
Designed to keep productivity and efficiency high, the EW200E Material Handler is equipped with a specially adapted hydraulic system. Other modifications – when compared to a standard excavator – include the hydraulically elevated cab, four stabilizers as option (front blade and rear outrigger as standard), full rubber tires and tailor-made straight boom that can be fitted with either a 4 meters gooseneck arm or a 3.5 meters sorting arm. Volvo material handlers can be ordered from the factory without the steering column – allowing the operator to control the entire machine using only the joysticks.
Operators can work in comfort in the spacious Volvo cab, which can rise up to five meters above the ground, for a commanding bird’s-eye view. The cab also benefits from double-damped cab mounts to reduce noise and vibration, keeping operations steady when working at height. The joystick control concept pioneered on the EW240E Material Handler now allows outriggers, blade and cab-raising functions to be completed without removing your hands from the joysticks.
E is for efficiency
As the frontrunner, the EW200E Material Handler is both clever and fuel efficient in the way it operates. Auto-idle, which reduces engine speed to idle when the controls are inactive for a pre-set amount of time, and auto engine shutdown, together help to reduce fuel consumption. Enhanced by ECO mode, which turns on automatically, the EW200E Material Handler is packed with features that increase fuel efficiency and reduce machine wear.