Volvo CE launches Euro compact excavators in Oz

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Volvo EC18D The Volvo EC18D is the smallest of Volvo’s European compact excavators heading to Oz Volvo EC18D

Volvo Construction Equipment has announced it’s bringing its entire lineup of European-manufactured compact excavators to Australia through local distributor CJD Equipment.

Volvo is bringing the ECR50D, ECR35D, ECR25D and EC18D to our shores after being a mainstay on the European market for decades.

Volvo says flexibility is the standout feature of the Euro range, with a wide variety of attachments available for the machines.

"With house building, road building and other applications on the rise, Australian customers are looking for versatile and compact equipment that can be used for a wider range of jobs," Volvo CE vice president of dealer development and sales support A.M. Muralidharan says.

"We’ve been watching the market closely and feel that now is the right time to introduce our machines."

"With their excellent reliability and the backing of our experienced distribution partner, CJD Equipment, the new range should also appeal to Australian rental companies," Muralidharan says.

The largest of the new models is the five-tonne ECR50D. We were lucky enough to get our hands on one of these earlier in the year. Check out our review and video.

The ECR35D is designed to work with power and precision in tight spaces and features a sturdy and spacious cab. The excavator is powered by a 22kW Volvo D1.8A engine configured to Stage III/Tier 3 emissions standards. The ECR35D also features automated hydraulic flow and engine speed that can be configured to suit specific attachments.

Volvo says the ECR25D delivers the greatest mobility and performance for its size. Weighing in at 2.5 tonnes, the ECR25D has greater breakout and tear out forces than the 2.8-tonne ECR28 model it replaced. Transporting the ECR25D is also easy as the machine’s total transport weight (including three buckets, a hydraulic breaker and a small trailer) comes in at just under 3.5 tonnes.

The baby of the new group is the EC18D. This machine has been designed to fit into virtually any space but can still deliver a tear out force of 8.5kN and breakout force of 15.1kN. The standard boom offset allows the machine to work flush against obstacles while still maintaining good visibility to the operator.


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