Construction Equipment Europe

Compact but powerful new Volvo EC37 and ECR40 excavators

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) is bringing superior stability, outstanding comfort and increased productivity with the introduction of two new compact excavators – the 3.5-ton EC37 and 4-ton ECR40.

Boasting smooth operation and easy servicing, as well as spaciousness and comfort thanks to a new modern cab, these compact excavators are set to deliver high breakout force and lifting capabilities across a multitude of tasks. The new models replace the phased-out EC35D, ECR35D and ECR40D excavators and feature many of the great customer benefits already introduced with the recently launched ECR50 and ECR58 excavators.

The dynamic duo offer the same easy-to-operate functionality with superior stability and long-lasting performance. Sharing the same platform and components, the only difference between the two 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.

Versatile and stable performers

The models benefit from a new elongated undercarriage which enable them to maintain optimum stability in almost any environment, thanks to a much better weight balance provided by the longer contact between the tracks and the ground. High system pressure ensures an impressive traction force when climbing gradients or traveling over rough terrain, while the machines’ superior breakout force, tear out force and lifting capacity deliver all the power to get the job done.

Because of the customizable hydraulics flow setting and work modes for a large range of attachments and applications, it is now easier than ever to set up the machine for any task required, leading to better machine performance and increased uptime. 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 optional Volvo hydraulic thumb also opens up a whole new world of productivity – delivering the flexibility and control needed across a wide range of applications such as lifting, piling, carrying, placing and loading. It can be fully retracted against the arm for full unobstructed use of the bucket or breaker.

Effortless control and comfort

The new EC37 and ECR40 excavators are equipped with the same spacious, ergonomic and silent cab that has been introduced on the ECR50 and ECR58 excavators – considered one of the best cabs on the market with a modern exterior design. It provides a more pleasant working environment, outstanding visibility and all the comfort required to reduce fatigue, boost productivity and allow operators to remain focused on completing a full day’s work.

With an intuitive navigation system and proportional fingertip controls, these compact machines are the perfect choice even for newly trained operators. Smooth hydraulics and their practical yet comprehensive set up for multiple functions – together with an intuitive jog wheel, 5” color display and easy-to-navigate HMI functionalities – provide great controllability while allowing operators to efficiently adapt the machines to any job requirements.

Maximum uptime and reduced maintenance

The new compact models boast 50 hours greasing intervals, easily accessed service points, wide opening engine and rear hoods and a very high fuel tank capacity of 70 liters, ensuring uptime is kept to a maximum. With auto engine shutdown, hours not worked are not recorded, keeping the machine’s operation efficient for longer while reducing maintenance costs. The patented multifunction hydraulic oil filter also provides outstanding protection to the hydraulic system.

Despite being compact machines, the EC37 and ECR40 have all the functionality, precision and power to take on the challenges of almost any job site, while delivering the ultimate operator experience.

For more information on the two new compact excavators, visit our website.


Anne Bast

Head of Brand, Marketing & Communication
Volvo Construction Equipment
Sales Region Europe / International
Phone: 0735585906