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Volvo’s short-swing compact excavators help you work out of a jam


When space is in short supply, the new ECR25D, ECR58D and ECR88D short swing radius compact excavators from Volvo Construction Equipment are in their element in small, enclosed areas. But even with their compact size, the D-Series compact excavators boast digging performance, breakout and tear out forces, and lifting capabilities that rival their larger counterparts. These machines also feature engines that offer superior performance and reduced fuel consumption.

Getting around site on these compact machines has never been easier thanks to automatic two-speed travel for optimized traction, as well as hydraulic travel pedals for easy and accurate track control. The ECR25D has the added feature of high mobility: it can be transported with up to three buckets and a hydraulic breaker on a small trailer and still weigh less than 3.5 tonnes, including the trailer. Four accessible tie-down points further aid easy and safe transportation.

Super superstructures
Featuring a narrow body design and centrally positioned boom on the ECR58D and ECR88D, the superstructure on these ECR models is so compact that its rear swings within its track shoe, and the ECR25D only exceeds track width when equipped with an additional counterweight. This means that the excavator can get extremely close to objects without risk of collision with the rear of the machine as it swings. But the short front/rear radius is also well suited to working within a single highway lane, minimizing disruption to the flow of traffic. This feature can sometimes be a prequalification condition on contracts.

The ECR25D, ECR58D and ECR88D are available with a mono-boom (or an optional two-piece boom on the ECR88D), several arm configurations and blade for greater flexibility. Thanks to their reinforced, three-piece, high-tensile steel X-shaped frame undercarriage, they are durable and reliable, able to withstand the rigors of demanding work environments. The D-Series offers a variety of optional quick couplers and a new and extensive range of genuine Volvo attachments. ECR excavators also offer class-leading digging depths.

Quickly positioning the machine is easy, with slew and offset movements controlled simultaneously with a joystick that’s precise and effortless to use. Superior hydraulics and pump flow also help provide faster cycle times and better digging performance.

Powerful efficiency
New engines deliver lower emissions along with superior performance and fuel efficiency. This equates to higher productivity and lower operating costs. The ECR25D is fitted with a 15.5 kW (21.1hp) engine, while the ECR58D comes with a four-cylinder Tier 4f (North America) or Stage IIIA (Europe and Asia) engine producing 36.5 kW (50 hp). The ECR88D comes with a four-cylinder, 43 kW (58 hp) Tier 4f/Stage IIIB engine. The ECR58D and ECR88D feature an exhaust-after-treatment system (EATS) for lower emissions and seamless operation, performance and productivity – even during regeneration.

An auto-idling system reduces engine speed when the controls are inactive for a specified time (operator pre-set on the ECR58D and ECR88D via the display between three and 20 seconds), reducing running costs and fuel consumption.

Small but spacious
Though small, these D-Series ECR excavators provides a superior operator experience — and a comfortable operator environment naturally delivers higher productivity. The cab (standard to the ECR58D and ECR88D) is ROPS-certified and features modern styling with all-around visibility provided by large expanses of flat glass. Comfort is delivered by an adjustable seat, superior vibration and noise insulation, ergonomic armrests, ideally placed controls and a large floor area for increased foot space.

Uptime UP
For extended uptime, the D-Series compact excavators are easy to service and maintain. All check and cleaning points are readily accessible at ground level and grouped together under a wide-opening lockable hood. Boom and arm greasing points are also easily accessible, and in general applications greasing need only be carried out every 10-50 hours. Finally, among its many useful features, Volvo’s optional CareTrack remote telematics system, available on the ECR58D and ECR88D,  conducts a self-diagnostic routine, alerting the operator – or the fleet manager back at the office – if a fault is detected, in addition to monitoring fuel consumption and when the next service is due. CareTrack on the ECR25D includes geo fence and geo tracking, keeps track of engine on/off status, and provides an hour report.















Max. power, gross

15,5 kW (21.1 hp)


36.5 kW (50 hp)


43 kW (58 hp)

Breakout force, ISO

20.3 kN


39.8 kN


57.2 kN(short arm)

56.8 kN(long arm)


Tearout force, ISO

17.3 kN (short arm)

14.7 kN (long arm)



26.6 kN (short arm)

22.5 kN (long arm)



39.8 kN (short arm)

34.4 kN (long arm)

Max. digging reach

4.48 m (short arm)

4.77 m (long arm)


6.0 m (short arm)

6.37 m (long arm)



6.97 m (short arm)

7.35 m (long arm)

Max. digging depth

2.67 m (short arm)

2.96 m (long arm)


3.54 m (short arm)

3.94 m (long arm)



4.13 m (short arm)

4.53 m (long arm)

Operating weight

2.49 t


5.7-7.0 t


8.6-9.5 t

* The ECR25D is available in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and North America. The ECR58D (Stage IIIA) is available in Europe and Asia. The ECR58D (Tier 4f) is available in North America. The ECR88D is available in Europe and North America.


April 2013

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