The Volvo Construction Equipment's first material handler designed specifically for the North American waste and recycling sector. According to Matthew McLean, product manager, Volvo Construction Equipment, the EW240E is not an example of a manufacturer simply taking an existing machine and modifying it to fit a market.is
"The EW240E was developed specifically for the waste and recycling segment," says McLean. "People are excited to see the machine and try it out. With a newly designed centre frame mounted on a reinforced undercarriage with 9-foot axles and extra-wide outriggers, the new material handler is ideal for medium-duty applications such as handling waste material blocks and loading and unloading scrap."
Not only is the EW240E Material Handler designed with a larger, wider and heavier undercarriage, but it also has a reinforced upper frame featuring modified positions for the boom and boom cylinders, all tailor-made for material handling applications.
McLean emphasizes that the EW240E Material Handler differs from previous Volvo models with application in the waste and recycling industry, including the proven EW210D material handler, by being purpose-built for operation in waste and recycling. He says Volvo listened to years of customer feedback and designed this model specifically based on what customers indicated the industry needed.