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Volvo CE releases EC37 and ECR40 excavators

Two new compact excavators have joined Volvo CE’s European lineup

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) is introducing two new compact excavators to the European market – the 3.7-tonne EC37 and 4-tonne ECR40.

The new models replace the phased-out EC35D, ECR35D and ECR40D excavators and follow the recent launch of the ECR50 and ECR58 excavators.

Both the EC37 and ECR40 have a Volvo D1.7A engine with a gross output of 18.5kW @ 1,500rpm and a top travel speed of 4.6km/h. They have a breakout force of 35.5kN and an arm breakout force of 22.6KN.

Sharing the same platform and components, the only difference between the two new machines is that the EC37 has a conventional upper carriage design while the ECR40 has a short radius concept to allow working in more confined spaces.

The models benefit from a new elongated undercarriage which improves stability due to a much better weight balance provided by the longer contact between the tracks and the ground. A high system pressure ensures a high level of traction force when climbing gradients or traveling over rough terrain, Volvo CE says.

Because of the customisable hydraulics flow setting and work modes for a large range of attachments and applications, it is easier to set up the machines for different tasks, it adds. And if there is more than one person operating the machine, customers can set up the control however each person sees fit with just a few simple setting changes on the new style HMI (human machine interface).

The new compact models boast 50 hours greasing intervals, easily accessed service points, wide opening engine and rear hoods and a 70L fuel tank capacity.

Top image: Two more compact excavators will be released in Europe. Source: Volvo CE


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