Volvo EC480EHR Reach New Heights

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Updated: November 9, 2018

Volvo EC 480EHR helps Australia’s demolition industry reach new heights.

Volvo Construction Equipment’s EC480EHR tier 4 final-compliant high reach excavator offers a complete demolition solution in one single machine with maximum visibility, comfort and reach.

The EC480EHR combines durability and safety for maximum profitability in demolition projects.

Australia’s industrial demolition market has boomed of late with a focus on knocking down and rebuilding sites. This trend has also spurred demand for a new type of demolition machine that can boost time and cost productivity.

The EC480EHR from Volvo CE has been purpose-built to suit the needs of heavy-duty demolition with both high reach/medium reach and digging capabilities rolled into one. This comes courtesy of the patented modular boom system, which includes an innovative hydraulic modular joint with hydraulic lock mechanism to release digging equipment and change from the high reach demolition boom to a medium reach configuration in a simple and swift operation.

“The EC480EHR is Volvo CE’s most advanced demolition machine yet. The E-series machine offers improved visibility, comfort and reach, with maximum reach at 28m. Maximum tool weight has also increased to 3.5 tonne,” said Anthony Farmer, Director Product Marketing at Volvo CE Region APAC.

“The highlight of the machine is our patented modular boom system. Instead of taking a full day to fit a digging boom in place of a high reach boom, operators can now make the switch in under an hour.”

Value-Added Capabilities and Services

The EC480EHR has a hydraulic removable counterweight option, enabling easy detachment and installation of counterweights. A versatile undercarriage can be hydraulically retracted for transportation or fully extended for ultimate stability. For dust suppression, four nozzles on the high reach demolition arm provide a fine mist that encapsulates dust and cleans the machine.

Extra Versatility

To achieve the correct flow and superior pressure for hydraulic attachments such as pulverisers, shears and tilt rotators, the EC480EHR can be factory-fitted with a wide variety of auxiliary hydraulics and dedicated drain lines. An attachment management system, controlled via a monitor, stores up to 20 different hydraulic attachment settings.

In addition, Volvo CE offers a full range of quick couplers that are perfectly matched to Volvo’s bucket range to ensure high break-out forces at all times. It also picks up a variety of attachments from various manufacturers.

Operator Comfort, Safety And Productivity

The EC480EHR’s high visibility cab, designed specifically for high reach demolition, features a one-piece laminated front window, right hand window and LEXAN roof window to create a safe and protective operator environment. A frame-mounted falling object guard protects the operator and cab from falling debris, while double-thickness side doors on both sides of the superstructure protect coolers and pumps in the event of a side impact.

EC480EHR operators stand to benefit from the hands-on tilt function, allowing them to adjust the angle of their cab up to 30 degrees. Two demolition arm-mounted cameras display on an 8-inch monitor and provide further sight of the attachment.

CJD Equipment Pty Ltd

CJD Equipment Pty Ltd is the Australian distributor for Volvo Construction Equipment. Founded in 1974, their commitment to providing customers with the highest levels of service and support has seen CJD Equipment grow into one of Australia’s leading privately-owned equipment suppliers. CJD’s relationship with Volvo extends more than 25 years. This strategic partnership provides businesses with access to Volvo’s ever-expanding line of construction equipment, with machines and features designed specifically to cater to the requirements of each industry segment. CJD Equipment’s dealer network is always there to support Volvo CE customers, with branches located throughout Australia. Together, Volvo and CJD Equipment offer a number of services including telematics machine monitoring and superb parts availability, as well as local knowledge and global experience. All of which optimises productivity, while minimising operational costs.

Contact your local CJD branch on 1300 139 804

For more information on the Volvo EC480EHR, visit www.cjd.com.au