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Volvo EC27D Makes North American Debut

Tue October 03, 2017 - National Edition
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The 2.7 ton (2.5 t) EC27D compact excavator from Volvo Construction Equipment is built to perform and boost profitability across a variety of applications, according to the manufacturer.
The 2.7 ton (2.5 t) EC27D compact excavator from Volvo Construction Equipment is built to perform and boost profitability across a variety of applications, according to the manufacturer.

Volvo has expanded its compact excavator lineup with the new EC27D — featuring 5 percent greater fuel economy than its predecessor, a large operating range for its size class and combining intuitive operation and operator comfort with simple serviceability and versatility.

The 2.7 ton (2.5 t) EC27D compact excavator from Volvo Construction Equipment is built to perform and boost profitability across a variety of applications, according to the manufacturer.

With a Volvo D1.1A Tier IV Final engine with passive regeneration, the Volvo EC27D features impressive lifting capacity and more than 9,600 lbs. of digging force. Due to the precise matching of the engine to the Volvo hydraulics, the EC27D uses 5 percent less fuel and has 30 percent less horsepower than its predecessor while maintaining the same breakout and tearout forces.

The EC27D is a conventional radius machine and a complement to the ECR25D short swing excavator with its similar size, but it has greater lifting capacity and stability compared to the short swing model.

“The EC27D is a great addition to the Volvo compact excavator line,” said John Comrie, product manager at Volvo Construction Equipment. “Its size, stability and lifting capacity make it perfect for utility work and rental companies — it's one machine that can do everything.”

Smooth and Easy Operation

The EC27D features a ROPS/FOPS canopy or the optional Volvo Care Cab, designed to enhance operator control, comfort and productivity. With 360-degree visibility, a comfortable seat, leading ergonomics, convenient storage and excellent noise and vibration insulation, the cab is a comfortable environment that reduces operator fatigue.

Due to responsive controls and an optimized hydraulic system, the operator can maneuver this machine with ease and precision. Proportional fingertip controls offer a smooth and effortless command of the boom offset and auxiliary hydraulic flows, while the joystick enables the operator to fine-tune the maximum hydraulic flow of any attachment to ensure ideal speed and power for the task at hand. Using the automatic two-speed travel system, the operator can continually drive the machine at a high speed, which is automatically reduced when more traction is required.

The extended working range requires less repositioning and enables the operator to work close to the blade for fast finishing when grading.

Easy Versatility with Attachments

For optimum machine performance, productivity and versatility, Volvo offers a range of robust Volvo attachments. Changing attachments is quick and easy with the Volvo pin-grabber mechanical quick coupler. Compatible with all Volvo attachments, Volvo couplers ensure the optimum versatility for any task.

Minimal Maintenance, High Uptime

The EC27D compact excavator maximizes uptime and delivers a low cost of ownership due to many built-in features. The single variable displacement pump uses power from the Volvo engine, only when it is needed for optimum fuel efficiency. The auto idle and auto engine shutdown features reduce fuel consumption and maintenance costs while ensuring a higher resale value, according to the manufacturer.

The wide-opening lockable engine hood provides easy access to grouped daily checkpoints. Using the hydraulic filter, operators can visually check hydraulic oil condition at a glance. Daily maintenance is minimized with 50-hour greasing intervals, saving customers time and money.

Support You Can Count On

The Volvo EC27D is supported by a range of services and support programs such as the Volvo Lifetime Frame and Structure Warranty which covers the loader arm for the entirety of the initial period of ownership; the 24-Hour* parts guarantee; customizable maintenance plans; or the Volvo CareTrack telematics system — an option for Volvo compact excavators — which monitors information on a variety of machine data points in real time and provides remote alerts to the fleet manager for improved service scheduling, preventive maintenance and fleet utilization. When outfitted with CareTrack, the EC27D is eligible for ActiveCare Direct, the Volvo telematics service that provides 24/7/365 machine monitoring and fleet utilization reporting directly from Volvo. ActiveCare Direct is free for one year with select new machine purchases, including the EC27D.

*Guarantee applies to Class 1 parts orders. 24-Hour Parts Delivery Guarantee in the United States, including Alaska, and a 48-Hour Parts Delivery Guarantee in Canada and Hawaii. See website for complete details.

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