The EC950E is Volvo’s new flagship crawler excavator and it has already proven to be extremely competitive in its 90-ton weight class.
Similarly, Volvo´s new 60-ton and range-topping A60H, the world´s largest articulated hauler, sets new productivity standards for quarries, opencast mines and large earth-moving operations.
While both machines offer state-of-the-art performance individually, it’s when matched together that customers can experience the unprecedented productivity and ownership advantages these units offer.
“The EC950E and the A60H are the perfect partners for mining applications and large infrastructure or earthmoving projects. When working together, they can move a larger amount of material more quickly and efficiently than any other combination of Volvo machines,” says Carl Slotte, president of Volvo CE Sales Region EMEA.
The EC950E will move around 35% more material than the EC750D which was previously the largest machine in Volvo´s excavator range. For the A60H hauler, it will move 40% more material than the Volvo A40G.
“These highly-productive machines enable customers to get more done with fewer machines,” Slotte notes. “With a smaller fleet, customers can achieve better operating efficiency, particularly with regards to mine management or equipment allocation on large projects. Using larger machines also means fewer operators and less maintenance are required, further improving resource optimization.”
Durable and powerful
With a bucket breakout force of 424 kN and an arm tearout force of 408 kN, the EC950E offers superior digging force, particularly when working with hard and heavy materials.
Powered by a 446 kW (606 hp) Volvo D16 engine, the machine utilizes advanced technology built on decades of experience to ensure highly-productive operations. Cycle times are cut to a minimum thanks to the power and torque of the engine combined with the new fully electro-hydraulic system.
The EC950E features a wide track gauge, long track length, a retractable undercarriage and optimized counterweight, resulting in a well-balanced, solid machine. All machine interfaces — including joysticks, keypad and LCD monitor — are ergonomically positioned and designed for optimum control and efficiency. For increased versatility, the attachment management system enables the use of various attachments, allowing the operator to pre-set hydraulic flow and pressure through the in-cab monitor.
The heavy-duty design of the EC950E ensures the job is done quickly and without delay. Built with protected components, including a heavy-duty boom and arm, a strong frame, and a heavy-duty plate, the machine can be relied on for longevity and sustained uptime in demanding applications.
Largest hauler – move more for less
The ground-breaking A60H features the latest innovations from Volvo. With matched drivetrain, automatic 6x4 or 6x6 drive combinations (including 100% differential locks), all-terrain bogie, hydro-mechanical steering and active suspension, this machine is unbeatable. Fitted with an active hydraulic front suspension for higher hauling speeds in tough conditions, the A60H optimizes operator comfort and stability during travel, allowing more material to be moved in a shorter time for unmatched productivity.
The A60H is powered by a 16-litre Volvo engine, delivering not only 495 kW of power and 3,200 Nm of torque, but also excellent fuel efficiency. It also embodies the full articulated hauler concept, providing total versatility so customers can access the entire jobsite and climb steeper gradients. Customers can work in all seasons, terrains and applications, while a choice of machine configurations and tires means the machine can be tailored to suit the application.
A number of safety features such as superior visibility and efficient lighting help keep the operator and people around the machine safe – no matter how demanding the environment. The A60H’s dump support system, Hill Assist and load and dump brake, further help the operator stay in control, delivering extra productivity and safety.
Perfect combination offers best return
“With the EC950E and A60H, customers can be confident they are getting the best ‘cost per hour’ or ‘cost per tonne’ for their operations,” Slotte says. “Furthermore, the fact that we manufacture our own engines, drivetrains and drop boxes at Volvo CE gives our customers peace of mind, knowing that performance is perfectly matched across the machine – and between ranges.”
Backed by its experienced and skilled network of dealers, Volvo CE offers some of the best customer support programs in the business, including customizable packages. For those wanting the very highest levels of aftermarket service, there is the Gold Customer Support Agreement, which delivers best-in-class parts, repairs, inspections, maintenance and more. This ensures that critical project sites, such as mines or large infrastructure jobs, stay on schedule.
“Opting for an EC950E and A60H is a worthwhile investment. With higher productivity using fewer machines and less manpower, customers will soon see excellent returns,” Slotte concludes.