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Introducing the VOLVO EC480 large excavator, available for rental or hire, providing exceptional power and efficiency for your heavy-duty construction and excavation projects. With an impressive 48-ton capacity, this large excavator is designed to handle demanding tasks with ease. The 2.41-meter cube bucket capacity ensures efficient material handling and excavation operations, maximizing productivity on the job site. Trust in VOLVO’s renowned reliability and advanced technology to deliver optimal performance and fuel efficiency. Experience the strength and versatility of the VOLVO EC480 large excavator for your rental or hire requirements, ensuring exceptional results on even the most challenging projects.

  • 48 TONS



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The Volvo EC480 large excavator is a formidable machine designed for heavy-duty excavation and material handling projects. With an operating weight of 48 tons, this excavator offers exceptional stability and durability, making it ideal for demanding construction, mining, and industrial applications.

Equipped with a powerful engine and advanced hydraulic system, the EC480 delivers impressive digging power and precise control. Its reliable performance allows for efficient operation, even in challenging terrains and tough working conditions.

Featuring a spacious bucket with a generous capacity of 2.41 cubic meters, this excavator excels in handling large volumes of material. Whether you’re excavating dense materials, loading trucks, or performing other earthmoving tasks, the EC480 provides ample capacity to maximize productivity and minimize cycle times.

The Volvo EC480 large excavator prioritizes operator comfort and productivity with its ergonomic and user-friendly cabin design. The intuitive controls and advanced technology enable operators to handle the machine with precision and ease, reducing operator fatigue and enhancing overall performance.

Furthermore, the EC480 can be equipped with additional features and attachments to enhance its versatility and adaptability. These may include auxiliary hydraulic lines for various attachments, such as grapples or hydraulic breakers, allowing the machine to tackle a wide range of job requirements effectively.

In summary, the Volvo EC480 large excavator is a robust and reliable machine that excels in heavy-duty excavation and material handling tasks. With its substantial 48-ton operating weight and 2.41 cubic meter bucket capacity, it is well-suited for demanding construction, mining, and industrial projects that require exceptional performance, productivity, and efficiency.

Weight48.162 t
Transport length12.22 m
Transport width3.44 m
Transport height3.78 m
Bucket capacity2.6 m³
Bucket capacity max.2.6 m³
Track width600 mm
Max. Reach horizontal11.817 m
Dredging depth7.478 m
Tear-out force251 kN
Engine manuf.Volvo
Engine typeD13F
Engine power270 kW
Revolutions at max torque1800 rpm
Max. torque1836 Nm

More technical details, like: bucket capacity min., undercarriage, boom, bucket width, dimension lxwxh, displacement, no. of cylinders, cylinder bore x stroke, emission level are available in the full technical specs.

Basic model incl. ROPS cabin, traction drive, standard boom and standard bucket

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