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Volvo adds straight boom and heavy-duty updates to 50-ton excavator for demolition work

A demolition excavator with a straight boom on a job site.
The EC500 Straight Boom is a 50-ton excavator fitted with a 25.5-foot straight boom for demolition duties. Volvo CE

Volvo Construction Equipment has created a formidable demolition machine with the addition of a straight boom to its 50-ton EC500 excavator, providing a 30 percent increase in pin height over the standard boom model.

The 25.5-foot straight boom fitted to the EC500 includes heavy-duty features for use on rugged demolition job sites. A powerful and fuel-efficient engine, a demolition-specific cab, and enhanced safety features including optional remote control add to the effectiveness of the EC500 Straight Boom.

Volvo has made the counterweight 6,610 pounds heavier to add stability when using the straight boom. The counterweight is removable when moving from site to site. Reinforced boom/bucket cylinder protection, full track guards, heavy-duty belly covers, and heavy-duty side doors all provide additional protection from hazards on demolition job sites.

Standard features include a larger auxiliary return line for faster attachment movements. The case drain line is plumbed directly to its tank, returning oil directly back rather than to a case drain circuit, and reducing back pressure on the rotation circuit.

Other standard features include quick-fit hydraulic connections and a dust suppression system that can pump eight gallons per minute through four nozzles.

Updates to the cab include a robust rollover protection system, frame-mounted falling object guards that can be swung out to clean the front window, front and top windows with half-inch thick, high impact-resistant single-piece glass, and front and top window wipers and fluid for better visibility while working.

Hydraulic filter changes are extended to 1,000 hour for reduced maintenance and downtime.

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304 Volvo Way
Shippensburg, PA
US, 17257


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