The EC750D excavator sets new productivity and fuel efficiency standards in India´s mining industry.
Volvo Construction Equipment launched its powerful EC750D excavator in the Indian market only in late 2015. The company is seeing strong interest from the mining industry for the unit´s exceptional productivity, fuel efficiency and load-handling capability.
With the Government of India targeting annual coal production of 1 billion tonne by 2020, pressure is building on mining operators to improve both their productivity and output. The new EC750D excavator from Volvo Construction Equipment, which was formally launched in the Indian market on October 15 last year, is a welcome tool to help mining contractors meet their growing targets.
Dimitrov Krishnan, Head of India for Volvo CE, said that the most striking advantage of the EC750D will be the increased levels of productivity it brings.
´The EC750D will redefine mining operations in India and bring unprecedented levels of productivity to the job site. With this 75 t class excavator, miners will be able to load their trucks quicker thereby enhancing production and optimising fleet utilisation,´said Krishnan. ´The EC750D is the largest excavator ever produced by Volvo CE and it will sit above our flagship model, the EC480D. The EC480D is currently the most popular machine in its class and we expect the EC750D to enjoy similar success and establish itself as the premier heavy-duty excavator in this country.´
The driving force behind the new heavy-duty excavator is the powerful Volvo D16 Tier 3 engine, which has been significantly updated in recent times. It delivers increased horsepower and fuel efficiency and also has a robust design to ensure a low total cost of ownership. In India, Volvo CE is backing the engine with a hefty 10,000-hour warranty as standard.
The EC750D´s constant high system pressure delivers greater digging force and reduces cycle times. The high system pressure also delivers an impressive tractive force; particularly useful when the excavator is climbing gradients or travelling over uneven ground. And a wider track gauge and heavier counterweight improve stability. Built with durable Volvo components, the EC750D has been designed to last. Robust parts and easy service access increase uptime and keep maintenance to a minimum. Volvo´s tried and tested components have been proven in even the toughest applications.
The reinforced heavy-duty boom and arm are built from high strength tensile steel while steel strips are welded under the arm to further increase protection. The reinforced upper and lower frames are built to withstand tough conditions and the strengthened idler frame, track links and bottom rollers are designed for constant impact. Heavy-duty plates provide additional protection to the underside of the machine.
Work in harmony
For increased productivity and profitability, the EC750D can work with a range of Volvo buckets and attachments. These include Volvo´s heavy-duty bucket, which is particularly well-suited to mining and quarrying, and which is built using wear-resistant plates.
A comfortable, low noise cab with adjustable seat increases operator efficiency to further improve production. Volvo´s industry-leading cab boasts superior visibility from large expanses of front and side glass with slim cab pillars and the spacious environment provides ample storage and leg room.