Volvo High Reach Excavators

How to Convert a High Reach Excavator to a Standard Boom in 45 Minutes

I hear from contractors all the time who want to be more competitive. They see opportunities to bid on all phases of a project — not only the site preparation and construction, but also the demolition phase.

Having a two-in-one excavator can help them do this. Contractors can use a high reach excavator to dismantle a building and, after a quick conversion, use the same excavator for below-grade work or earthmoving in only 45 minutes. Now they’ve added demolition to their portfolio of services without paying for a machine that will sit idle while other work is happening.

Volvo makes this easy. In fact, one person can change our Volvo EC480E HR from high reach equipment to a digging boom and arm in 45 minutes. Watch this time-lapse video and see the conversation for yourself.

Learn more about what sets Volvo demolition excavators apart from everyone else in the industry.


  • Steve Lessard

    Excellent video

    October 26, 2018
  • Andrew Gockel

    The extended range excavator boom is a smart idea.

    November 1, 2018

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