Fuel efficiency is at the center of the EC380E crawler excavator. With advanced technology including Volvo’s unique ECO mode and a new electro-hydraulic control system this production machine delivers a 9% improvement in fuel efficiency. Experience efficient production at its best with Volvo.
The new electro-hydraulic system uses intelligent technology to control on-demand flow and reduce internal losses in the hydraulic circuit. This increases controllability shortens cycle times and improves fuel efficiency – resulting in higher productivity and performance.
Volvo’s unique integrated work mode system now includes the G4 mode for optimum fuel efficiency and machine performance. Operators can choose the best work mode for the task at hand – select from I (Idle) F (Fine) G (General) H (Heavy) and P (Power max).
Automatic idling system
Engine speed is reduced to idle when the controls are inactive for a pre-set amount of time (between 3 and 20 seconds). This reduces fuel consumption and noise.
Fuel consumption display
A gauge bar on the monitor measures both instantaneous fuel consumption and average fuel consumption. This allows machine owners and operators to monitor fuel usage on different job sites.
Auto engine shut down
To reduce fuel consumption the engine will automatically switch off when the machine is inactive for a pre-set amount of time (five minutes is the default setting).
Experienced and skilled Volvo engineers have developed and rigorously tested Stage V engine systems that deliver the ultimate combination of high productivity and low fuel consumption. Benefit from Volvo’s signature high torque at low rpm and experience superior performance and reduced fuel consumption.
The optional diesel-driven coolant heater helps to start the engine in low temperatures while simultaneously heating the cab. The heater can be set in advance to engage at a specific date and time.
Volvo After Treatment System
During the fully automatic regeneration process particulate matter in the Diesel Particulate Filter is oxidized at low exhaust temperatures via passive regeneration. Volvo uses Selective Catalytic Reduction technology where AdBlue®/Diesel Exhaust Fluid is heated to produce ammonia. This causes a chemical reaction which converts NOx to nitrogen and CO2 – both of which are naturally found in the air. Neither process interrupts machine operation performance or productivity. ® = registered trademark of the Verband der Automobilindustrie e.V. (VDA)
The hydraulically-driven electronically controlled cooling fan regulates the temperature of the vital components. It automatically activates only when needed – reducing fuel consumption and noise. The optional reversible functionality – which blows air in the opposite direction – enables self-cleaning of the cooling units.