Volvo EC37, ECR40 Compact Excavators

Jan. 17, 2024
Two units replace Volvo EC35D, ECR35D, and ECR40D excavators.

Models EC37 and ECR40 Volvo excavators replace the Volvo EC35D, ECR35D, and ECR40D. Dig depths on the two new machines are 11 feet and 11 feet 3 inches, respectively. Operating weights are 8,344 and 8,784 pounds. (See spec charts below.)

The machines share the same platform and components. The Volvo EC37 excavator has a conventional upper carriage design and the Volvo ECR40 excavator has a short swing radius.

The cab on the compact excavator has slim corner pillars and wide, flat glass areas for visibility.

The intuitive jog wheel and easy-to-navigate HMI (human machine interface) functionalities provide controllability and adaptability. Work modes include an ECO mode and an auto engine shutdown in addition to the existing auto engine idle. With auto engine shutdown, hours not worked are not recorded, keeping the machine operating efficiently for longer while reducing maintenance costs. This also contributes to a 10% boost in fuel efficiency, according to the company.

A new elongated undercarriage provides stability by providing longer contact between the tracks and the ground. The adjusted center of gravity reduces the “rocking chair effect,” according to Volvo.

The counterweight has been standardized across these two models and the ECR50 and ECR58 excavators to simplify component needs for fleets with multiple models. Optional features include a float blade and LED work lights.

The excavators have 50-hour greasing intervals and a fuel tank capacity of 18.5 gallons. The patented multifunction hydraulic oil filter protects the hydraulic system. The engine and rear hoods feature wide openings, and the engine doesn’t require a diesel particulate filter.

Volvo EC37 Excavator Specifications

  • Dig depth: 3,338 mm
  • Operating weight: 8,344 lb.
  • Power: 25 hp @ 2,200 rpm
  • Bucket capacity: 0.149 cu.yd.
  • Breakout force: 7,980 lb.-ft.

Volvo ECR40 Excavator Specifications

  • Dig depth: 3,436 mm
  • Operating weight: 8,785 lb.
  • Power: 25 hp @ 2,200 rpm
  • Bucket capacity: 0.193 cu.yd.
  • Breakout force: 7,980 lb.-ft.