Volvo Construction Equipment is adding to its E-Series mini excavators in North America with the launch of the ECR18E and the EC20E. The EC20E comes with a range of significant performance gains versus the D Series model it replaces, while the ultra short-swing ECR18E is an entirely new addition to the Volvo lineup.
“We listened to our customers’ needs and improved upon our popular D-Series with updates that make the EC20E more productive, more versatile, more durable and easier to maintain. We’ve also seen growing demand for a short-swing model in this compact class — particularly in the rental market, which our new ECR18E is well-positioned to serve,” said John Comrie, product manager, compact excavators at Volvo Construction Equipment.
ECR18E – short tail, big performance
This ultra-short-swing radius mini excavator features a rear overhang of only 0.5 inches when the tracks are fully extended. Designed for low cost of ownership, the ECR18E covers the needs of all applications, however new key features will definitely appeal to rental businesses and landscape contractors. These include:
EC20E – the revamped 2-ton
Versus its predecessor, the new EC20E offers a 13 percent increase in tractive force, 22 percent increased lifting capacity at the front and 7 percent increased lifting capacity at the side. Additional features include:
Additional improvements on both machines