Volvo is introducing two new compact excavators – the 3.5-tonne EC37 and 4-tonne ECR40.

Boasting smooth operation and easy servicing, as well as spaciousness and comfort, thanks to a new cab, the new excavators deliver high breakout force and lifting capabilities across a multitude of tasks. The new models replace the phased-out EC35D, ECR35D and ECR40D excavators, and feature many customer benefits already introduced with the recently launched ECR50 and ECR58 excavators.

The new models benefit from an elongated undercarriage, which enables them to maintain stability in almost any environment. High system pressure ensures an impressive traction force when climbing gradients or travelling over rough terrain, while the machines’ superior breakout force, tear out force and lifting capacity deliver all the power to get the job done.

Customisable hydraulics flow setting and work modes for a large range of attachments and applications, it is now easier than ever to set up the machine for any task required. If there is more than one person operating the machine, customers can set up the controls in a few simple setting changes on the new HMI (human machine interface). 

The optional Volvo hydraulic thumb also opens up a whole new world of productivity, delivering the flexibility and control needed across a wide range of applications such as lifting, piling, carrying, placing and loading. It can be fully retracted against the arm for full unobstructed use of the bucket or breaker.

The new EC37 and ECR40 excavators are equipped with the same spacious cab that has been introduced on the ECR50 and ECR58 excavators. It provides a more pleasant working environment, outstanding visibility and all the comfort required to reduce fatigue, boost productivity and allow operators to remain focused on completing a full day’s work.

The new machines have 50 hour greasing intervals, easily accessed service points, wide opening engine and rear hoods, and a fuel tank capacity of 70 litres. With auto engine shutdown, hours not worked are not recorded, keeping the machine’s operation efficient for longer while reducing maintenance costs. The patented multifunction hydraulic oil filter also provides outstanding protection to the hydraulic system.