Volvo EC350D helps Hari Om carry out demanding applications

Hari Om Earthmovers & Transport is the first in Gujarat, India, to acquire an EC350D crawler excavator from Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE). The machine started working on a tough mine site in July 2019 and reportedly has already proven its high performance and low efficiency.

The EC350D crawler excavator is now deployed in a stone quarry deep in the district of Kachchh, at a site known as Vidi in Anjar Taluka. The machine works on demanding applications such as excavating and loading stones on to the tippers.

“Volvo has paid attention to every little detail – from structure to reinforcements to operating comfort – ensuring optimum productivity at minimal cost,” said Raghuvir Vaghamshi, owner of Hari Om. “That certainly makes a difference in our business where we are always under margin and time pressures.”

Powered by a fuel-efficient D8 engine with a 210 kW rating and a bucket capacity up to 1.9 cu m, the Volvo EC350D crawler excavator has an operating weight of between 37.8 t and 42.6 t depending on configuration. The excavator delivers fast cycle times, high digging power, and low fuel consumption.

“The EC350D makes tough applications look so easy. Just imagine – we achieved 1,500 t of output in two hours flat, burning 23 l of fuel. I am convinced that this is one machine that will not let you down no matter how hard the application or conditions,” said Mr Vaghamshi.

Established in 2005, with its headquarters in Adipur Gandhidham and branch office in Ahmedabad, Hari Om is focused on infrastructure development in the state of Gujarat. The company currently owns five Volvo machines – one EC200D, three EC210D and one EC350D.

All five Volvo machines were purchased from Volvo CE’s dealer partner, West India Equipments Pvt Ltd. According to Mr Vaghamshi, the combination of great aftermarket services from West India Equipments and quality machines from Volvo CE is the main reason he continues choosing equipment from Volvo CE.

Mr Vaghamshi said, “We have lined up ambitious plans for the company’s expansion and are excited about the future. We still have many promises to keep and miles to go, but of course with Volvo CE leading the way.”