Ashcourt Group First to Receive the New Volvo EC550E

We are thrilled to be the first company to see the monstruous Volvo EC550EL excavator land on UK soil. Here to make those big moves, the EC550EL does not disappoint with a remarkable first impression for anyone.

This beastly machine made an appearance at our Burnby Quarry testing its moving abilities and delivered some unrivalled results. With an increased bucket size this improves productivity by 20% and provides ultimate control for the user with an adjustable boom down speed, boom bouncing reduction and comfort drive control.

Reaching heights of up to 12 metres and a digging depth of nearly 8 metres the digging forces of this machine are extremely impressive with capabilities more commonly found in a 60-tonne machine. With the highest engine power in its class, this excavator sets the new standards in the industry boosting productivity, efficiency and reliability.

Our EC550EL is now being put to the test on one of our construction sites with positive feedback from all users. We look forward to receiving our second 55-tonne machine at the end of the month, with plenty of work already lined up for it.

Here are some of the top specifications on the machine:

The weight: 54.82 tonnes
Lifting Capacity: 20,780 kg
Breakout force: 269 kN