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Volvo Smart Connect excavator with Engcon kit

by Kyle Molyneux  |  Wed 21 Apr 2021

Volvo Smart Connect excavator with Engcon kit

At the beginning of 2021, Volvo CE announced that it had developed the Volvo Smart Connect solution. A new factory option that connects tilt-rotators from different manufacturers directly to the machine, integrated with Volvo's machine steering system, Volvo Dig Assist. Simultaneously, Engcon announced that it had adapted its own control system DC2 for this new possibility with the Engcon Machine Link (eML) option. It will be a type of plug & play solution for Engcon's tilt-rotator and the DC2 control system. The first of Volvo's models to receive this are the updated EC250E and EC300E.

The Swedish Volvo dealer Swecon has already mounted a tilt-rotator to the world's first Smart Connect machine, an EC250E ordered by the Swedish contractor Tingsholmens Entreprenad. The excavator was equipped with Engcon's safe and automatic quick hitch system, and an EC226 tilt-rotator with EC-Oil. "We have five excavators in the company, of which four are fitted with Engcon, the fifth machine is equipped with another tilt-rotator brand which we will now replace with the new EC250 with Engcon,” said Elias Svensson, co-owner of Tingsholmens Entreprenad.

A big job awaits the team in Habo, Sweden where the new 250 will be used for terracing and water and sewerage work. "It is always fun with a new machine and this time it will be extra fun to put the bucket in the ground,” said Elias Svensson.

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