Volvo EC480D Excavator

Volvo EC480D excavator: The power and speed to reach further.

The Volvo EC480D excavator is the heavy-duty production machine you can rely on for quarrying, road building, truck loading, mining construction and mass excavation, utility trenching and more. If you’re looking for heavy equipment with powerful hydraulic excavator performance, look no further.

Top features of the Volvo EC480D excavator include:

Volvo Care Cab

Volvo Care Cab provides greater ergonomic comfort leading to reduced fatigue and increased productivity. The cab features Roll Over Protective Structure (ROPS) safety certification providing more operator safety and peace-of-mind when operating in tough environments.

High engine torque

Volvo engines with exceptional peak torque, therefore when working at medium rpm the machines are able to supply more pump flow than competitors leading to considerably greater fuel efficiency.

Selective work modes

Five working modes allow the operator to select the most appropriate mode for the application at hand. Assures the right amount of performance, along with an efficient use of fuel to suit the task.


Durability is built in, from top to bottom, from arm to counterweight. With Volvo excavators, unforgiving conditions are no problem.

Service Access

Large opening service compartment doors provide faster, safer service access. Service points are grouped and as close to ground level as possible. Reducing service time helps to increase your uptime.


CareTrack, Volvo’s telematics system, works with the machine’s internal diagnostic system to remotely track usage, productivity, fuel consumption and much more.

Whether you buy it new or used, rent it or lease it, it’s the hydraulic excavator that will help contractors and operations of all sizes reach further.

EC480D Specifications
Engine Volvo D13-T4(A)
.. Rated output at 1700 r/min (28.33 r/s)
.... ISO 9249/SAE J1349 net 329 hp (245 kW)
Breakout force 69.82 lb (310.6 kN)
Bucket capacity 2.31-4.97 yd3
Max digging reach* 43.5 ft
Max digging depth* 29.72 ft
Lifting capacity along undercarriage 41,800 lb
... at reach / height 19.68 / 4.92 ft
Operating weight 105,600-111,300 lb
*with 22.96 ft boom / 15.75 ft arm
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