March 2019 Vol. 74 No. 3

New Products


Volvo Expands Compact Excavator Lineup

Volvo Construction Equipment added to its E-Series compact excavators in North America with the launch of the ECR18E and the EC20E. The EC20E comes with a range of significant performance gains versus the D Series model it replaces, while the ultra-short-swing ECR18E is an entirely new addition to the Volvo lineup.

“We listened to our customers’ needs and improved upon our popular D-Series with updates that make the EC20E more productive, more versatile, more durable and easier to maintain,” said John Comrie, product manager, compact excavators. “We’ve also seen growing demand for a short-swing model in this compact class, particularly in the rental market, which our new ECR18E is well-positioned to serve.”

ECR18E: Short tail, big performance

This ultra-short-swing radius compact excavator features a rear overhang of only 0.5 inches when the tracks are fully extended. Designed for low cost of ownership, the ECR18E covers the needs of all applications, while new key features will appeal to rental businesses and landscape contractors. These include:

  • Top-mounted boom cylinder for protection during loading and braking
  • Large tie-down points on upper frame for easy, safe transport
  • Electric ISO/SAE pattern changer
  • Purpose-built canopy with heavy-duty pillars

EC20E: Revamped 2-ton

Compared to its predecessor, the new EC20E offers 13-percent more tractive force, 22 percent increased lifting capacity at the front and 7 percent at the side. Additional features include:

  • Auxiliary hydraulic flows can be independently adjusted in each direction
  • Optional second auxiliary line
  • Optional auto engine idle and shutdown
  • Fold-out coolers
  • Electric ISO/SAE pattern changer

Both machines have these additional improvements:

  • At 79 inches tall and only 39 inches wide with the undercarriage retracted, the E-series models can fit nearly Once in position, the under- carriage extends to 53 inches for excellent stability.
  • 50-hour greasing intervals and hinged access to fuel, oil and filters make maintenance
  • Cast-iron parts protect the rear while allowing easy access to compo- Side/rear panels are now made of stamped steel.
  • Lifetime Warranty on frame, boom and



Volvo Construction Equipment, (717) 532-9181,

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