Mathews Machinery Now Offers ECR145CL, ECR235CL

Mon May 12, 2008 - West Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

As a result of extensive customer consultation, Volvo has added two new short swing range models to the fleet: ECR145CL and ECR235CL.

The short swing range works well in confined areas.

With better weight distribution and increased swing torque, the Volvo ECR excavators also offer reliable swing performance when working on slopes, according to the manufacturer.

Whether operating in cities, laying utilities, mining duties, highway work, in addition to a multitude of other, diverse applications, the increased safety and maneuverability offered by short swing excavators on congested work sites has seen the rapid growth of this important segment in the market.

Like the smaller machines in the range, the compact body on the Volvo ECR range swings only fractionally outside its own track width — less than 3 in. (8 cm) with 31-in. (80 cm) shoe — enabling it to work extremely close to objects (walls, road barriers, etc.) without risk of collision with the rear of the machine as it swings.

Even when not working close to obstructions, the short front/rear radius has other uses — highway work being a prime example, where the machine can safely swing within a typical single road lane width, minimizing disruption with traffic flow.

The all-new, rounded cab on Volvo’s short swing models also is designed to stay within the rear swing radius.

The sliding door provides the operator with the ability to access and exit the cab even when it is positioned close to an obstruction, such as close to a wall.

Additionally, Volvo offers a heating and ventilation system.

The new cab features, as on all other C-Series excavator models, a larger, brighter, color LCD monitor, providing both a built-in service display and selectable hydraulic control options. This monitor also can be used with an optional, rear view camera, further increasing machine operating safety.

Despite the compact design, the Volvo ECRs are both easy to service and maintain. All check and cleaning points are readily accessible; many of them available via a wide opening side door. The optional CareTrack GPS system conducts a self diagnostic routine, alerting the operator — or the fleet manager back at the office — should a fault be detected.

Enabling preventive maintenance operations to be carried out, CareTrack helps to optimize machine uptime and, consequently, return on the customer’s investment.

The ECR145CL and ECR235CL have Tier III, fuel-efficient, Volvo engines with V-ACT (Volvo Advanced Combustion Technology). A wide range of genuine Volvo attachments also are available, as are quick fit options to ensure speedy attachment changes, for maximum machine versatility.

For more information, call 951/277-7620.

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