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Volvo material handlers

by Kyle Molyneux  |  Tue 15 Sep 2020

Volvo material handlers

Aimed at the waste handling segment, Volvo CE has launched a new EW200E Material Handler. In addition, its bigger brother, the EW240E Material Handler, has been updated with a longer straight boom. The new EW200E Materials Handler weighs 22.6 tons and is powered by a Stage 5 Volvo engine with 173 hp. This machine has a 5.5m or 6.25m straight boom, 4m gooseneck arm, and a forward reach of 9.2m or 10.1m. 

Volvo CE has also extended the reach of its existing EW240E Material Handler intended for use in the recycling segment, introducing a new 7.25m straight boom, which brings the reach – when combined with the existing 5m long gooseneck arm – to an impressive 12m. 

Designed to keep productivity and efficiency high, the EW200E Material Handler is equipped with a specially adapted hydraulic system. Other modifications – when compared to a standard excavator – include the hydraulically elevated cab, four stabilisers as option (front blade and rear outrigger as standard), full rubber tires and tailor-made straight boom that can be fitted with either a 4m gooseneck arm or a 3.5m sorting arm. Volvo material handlers can be ordered from the factory without the steering column – allowing the operator to control the entire machine using only the joysticks. 



Factory-installed auxiliary circuits enable the sorting grabs and orange peel grapples to work in perfect harmony with the Volvo machines. These attachments are available through the Volvo distribution network for both material handlers. The boom float function and boom cylinder dampening enhance performance by minimising vibration and holding the grapple in place for increased stability. To improve accuracy, the grapple control and soft swing system work together during simultaneous operations, while the optimized hydraulic system delivers instant response. 

Operators can work in comfort in the spacious Volvo cab, which can rise up to 5m above the ground for a commanding bird’s eye view. The cab also benefits from double-damped cab mounts to reduce noise and vibration, keeping operations steady when working at height. The joystick control concept pioneered on the EW240E Material Handler now allows outriggers, blade and cab-raising functions to be completed without removing your hands from the joysticks. 

Both material handlers are equipped with an adjustable arm-in limitation feature, designed to prevent collision between the cab and the grapple. The height limitation function provides further safety when working indoors. Moreover, getting in and out of the cab is now easier for the operator, thanks to brightly coloured handrails and added steps on the outriggers. 

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