By Mike Anderson, Senior Editor | September 28, 2010

VolvoThe nine-model Volvo compact excavator line is topped off by a compact wheeled unit, the EW55B. With an operating weight of 11,552 pounds and a digging depth of 11 feet 2 inches, the EW55B matches the 9,149 pounds of breakout force of the tracked EC55B model, which has a digging depth of 12 feet 6 inches. The Volvo product line starts with the EC15BXR — at a standard operating weight of 3,261 pounds — and includes two models with variable-width undercarriages, the EC15BXTV and EC20BXTV.