Volvo CE expands material handler lineup
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Volvo CE expands material handler lineup

The EW200E material handler is aimed at the light waste handling segment.

January 7, 2021

Volvo Construction Equipment, with North American headquarters in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, has launched the EW200E material handler, designed for use in the light waste handling segment, while the larger the EW240E material handler has been updated with a longer boom. 
Matthew McLean, product manager, Excavators, Volvo CE, says the EW200E “is perfect for light and medium material handling like plastic, household waste and scrap.”
The EW200E weighs 22.6 tons and is powered by a Volvo D6J 6-liter Tier 4 final engine that provides 173 horsepower. The machine has three boom and arm configurations. The straight boom can be fitted with either a 13-foot gooseneck arm or an 11-foot, 6-inch sorting arm, giving the EW200E a max reach of 33-feet and a max lifting capacity of 25,600 pounds, Volvo says.
The 26-ton EW240E, introduced in 2018 for medium-duty applications, now has a 23-foot, 9-inch straight boom, which is over 2-feet longer than the previous model. When combined with the existing 16-foot, 5-inch gooseneck arm, the new total reach is greater than 39 feet.
The EW200E shares many components with the EW240E and Volvo wheeled excavators. Hydraulics matched to the Volvo engine allow the machines to find the sweet spot between engine speed and hydraulic efficiency, according to the manufacturer. The boom float function and boom cylinder dampening minimize vibration and hold the grapple in place for increased stability. The grapple control and soft swing system are designed to work together to provide instantaneous response and smooth precision.
In addition, Volvo material handlers offer application-specific features designed to increase productivity, uptime and operator comfort:
  • the option of four stabilizers (front blade and rear outrigger as standard);
  • a cab that can be raised more than 16 feet above the ground;
  • a cab with double-damped mounts to reduce noise and vibration; 
  • the outriggers, blade and cab-raising functions can be completed without removing hands from joysticks;
  • factory-installed auxiliary circuits enable sorting grabs and orange-peel grapples;
  • adjustable arm-in and height limitations;
  • the ability to drive up to 12 mph using the roller on the joystick provided with Comfort Drive Control; and
  • auto idle and auto engine shutdown help to reduce fuel consumption. 
Additionally, the material handlers can be ordered without the steering column, which allows the operator to control the machine using only the joysticks. Solid rubber tires, a waste package with protective screens and a reversible fan and the Smart View feature for bird’s eye view of machine are optional.


The EW200E and EW240E are eligible for a free year of ActiveCare Direct, the Volvo telematics service that provides continuous machine monitoring and fleet utilization reporting directly from Volvo. They also are backed by the Volvo Lifetime Frame and Structure Warranty, which covers the frame, boom and arm for the entirety of the initial ownership period.