Volvo CE adds two new compact excavators

The EC37 and ECR40 compact excavators from Volvo Construction Equipment. (Photo: Volvo CE)
The EC37 and ECR40 compact excavators from Volvo Construction Equipment. (Photo: Volvo CE)

Volvo Construction Equipment brings two new compact excavators to North America, the 3.5-ton EC37 and the 4-ton ECR40. The models replace the EC35D, ECR35D and ECR40D.

“The 3- to 4-ton size makes up more than a quarter of the compact excavator market in North America and we’re excited to refresh our offering in that range,” said Darren Ashton, product manager for compact equipment, Volvo CE. “I think our customers will be very happy with the improvements we’ve made based on their feedback.”

This duo shares the same platform and components, though the EC37 excavator has a conventional upper carriage design and the ECR40 excavator has a short swing radius to allow for work in more confined spaces.

The new EC37 and ECR40 excavators give operators a spacious, ergonomic and quiet cab, according to Volvo. The cab provides strong visibility with slim corner pillars and wide, flat glass areas. For added comfort, the armrest and controls float with the seat and the door opening and travel pedals are larger than in previous models.

Work modes now include an ECO mode and an auto engine shutdown in addition to the existing auto engine idle. Customizable hydraulics flow settings and work modes allow for a wide range of attachments and applications.

“The load-sensing hydraulics are definitely a highlight,” said Ashton. “The way the controls are set up and the smooth movements are just outstanding and it all works together for better fuel efficiency.”

The EC37 and ECR40 include a new elongated undercarriage for stability, because of better weight balance provided by longer contact between the tracks and the ground.

These new machines boast 50-hour greasing intervals and a fuel tank capacity of 18.5 gallons. The patented multifunction hydraulic oil filter provides protection to the hydraulic system. The engine and rear hoods feature wide openings and the engine doesn’t require a diesel particulate filter.

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