Volvo launches EW145B Prime in Middle East
The wheeled excavator will be available from authorised Volvo Construction Equipment dealers across the Middle East and Africa
Volvo Construction Equipment has launched the EW145B Prime excavator in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region.
The roll out comes following the successful introduction of the wheeled excavator in other “less-regulated” markets.
The MEA variant of the EW145B Prime will be available with the option of a tropical cooling system. The tropical cooling option enables the excavator to function in temperatures of up to 47°C.
In preparation for its MEA launch, the EW145B Prime was also upgraded with new, robust axles to deliver greater durability.
The unit’s D6E six-cylinder engine features a common rail fuel system and IEGR internal exhaust gas recirculating system, which serve to lower emissions and noise levels, according to the Swedish manufacturer. When travelling between job sites, the EW145B Prime can reach speeds of up to 37km.
The excavator’s hydraulics system features flow regeneration and automatic priority functions, allowing performance to be adapted according to the working conditions. The unit is also able to deliver reduced fuel consumption through its cruise control and ‘creep’ settings, as well as a ‘G5 mode’ for light construction tasks.
The EW145B Prime is available with Volvo’s hydraulic quick-fit attachment system, which allows rapid tool changes. The model also boasts extended service intervals, and user-friendly maintenance procedures, its designers claim.