Striking EWR130E rewrites the rulebook on compact performance
With the shortest swing radius, class leading stability and operator renowned cab, Volvo CE’s EWR130E establishes a new standard in wheeled excavator performance in the 12-13 tonne class.
‘Compact’ is almost too long a word
to describe the new EWR130E. So tight are its dimensions that its rear, at just 1.55m (5’ 1”), and front swing, at only 1.81m (5’ 11”), gives the shortest swing in the 12-13 tonne class that it joins. The closely packaged machine is a first on many levels and has been designed from a clean sheet of paper, with extensive customer input. The result is a machine that is extremely maneuverable yet offers excellent lifting performance, digging force, application flexibility and operator visibility. Oh, and not forgetting spacious comfort and ease of use.
Confined worksites welcomed
With such modest dimensions, the new EWR130E allows the operator to work in even the most confined jobsites the urban world can throw at it. And it’s not just in town the EWR130E makes sense, but on roads where traffic safety is paramount and – such is its performance – even on larger infrastructure projects. It’s also so light-footed that it can even be used on landscaping projects. But it’s the ability to get into a tight corner that is its real ace card – a hand improved still further thanks to its two-piece boom and inline outriggers. These new outriggers help position and stabilize the machine when there’s not an inch to spare either side of the machine.
The EWR130E is instantly recognizable as the confident little brother of the EWR150E and EWR170E wheeled excavators. However, its clever positioning sets it apart from any other machine in the market. This is because it benefits from the compactness of a smaller 10 tonne machine yet provides the performance of a 13+ tonner.
The EWR130E boasts a considerably lower center of gravity compared to equivalent machines, resulting in unbeatable stability. The two-piece, non-pivoting boom enables lifting up to 4.3t (9,480 lb) at a 6-meter (19.7 ft) reach. This smartly designed digging equipment, combined with the respected D4 Volvo engine, delivers best-in-class breakout force and superior tear-out force.
New features add to machine flexibility and maneuverability
Two exciting new options on the EWR130E are the four-wheel steering and divided blades. The four-wheel steering improves maneuverability still further by reducing the turning radius. This, and a range of other steering modes are selected from the cab using a rotary dial. The divided blades, meanwhile, offer more options for leveling the machine on uneven ground or around curbs etc.
Volvo Marketing & Communications Manager
Credit: Volvo Construction Equipment Germany GmbH.
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