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

With powerful, fuel-efficient Volvo engines, a perfectly matched hydraulic system and a robust body, the new Volvo ECR58D and ECR88D short swing radius excavators offer remarkable productivity, stability, ease-of-use and safety when working in confined or restricted conditions.

When space is in short supply, the new ECR58D and ECR88D short swing radius compact excavators from Volvo Construction Equipment are in their element in small, enclosed areas. But even with a 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. 

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. 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 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 ECR58D is fitted with a four-cylinder engine that produces 36.5 kW. The ECR88D comes with a four-cylinder, 43 kW output engine. 
The ECR58D and ECR88D (Tier 4f/ Stage IIIB) 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 via the display between three and 20 seconds), reducing running costs and fuel consumption.

Small but spacious

Though small, these D-Series ECR excavators provide a superior operator experience — and a comfortable operator environment naturally delivers higher productivity. The cab 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 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. 



Tiffany Cheng

Head of Brand, Marketing and Corporate Communication
Regions Asia and China
Volvo Construction Equipment

Åsa Alström

Head of Strategic Communications
Volvo Construction Equipment

Specifications ECR58D
Engine D2.6A D2.6H D2.6H
Max. power, gross 36.5 kW 36.5 kW 43 kW
Breakout force, ISO
39.8 kN
39.8 kN, 8,950 lb
57.2 kN, 12,860 lb
(short arm)
56.8 kN, 12,770 lb
(long arm)
Tearout force, ISO
26.6 kN (short arm) 26.6 kN, 5,980 lb (short arm) 39.8 kN, 8,950 lb
(short arm)
22.5 kN (long arm) 22.5 kN, 5,060 lb (long arm) 34.4 kN, 7,730 lb
(long arm)
Max. digging reach
6.0 m (short arm) 6.0 m, 19’8”
(short arm)
6.97 m, 22’10”
(short arm)
6.37 m (long arm) 6.37 m, 20’11”
(long arm)
7.35 m, 24’1”
(long arm)
Max. digging depth
3.54 m (short arm) 3.54 m, 11’7”
(short arm)
4.13 m, 13’7”
(short arm)
3.94 m (long arm) 3.94 m, 12’11”
(long arm)
4.53 m, 14’10”
(long arm)
Operating weight 5.7 - 7.0 t 5.7 - 7.0 t
12,550 - 15,440 lb
8.6 - 9.5 t
19,010 - 20,950 lb

*The ECR58D meeting EPA Tier3 and Stage IIIA is available in Europe and Asia. The ECR58D (Tier 4f) is available in North America. The ECR88D is available in Asia, Europe and North America.