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Volvo Updates EC20E, Adds ECR18E to Lineup

January 23, 2019
Volvo ECR18E compact excavator is a new model
Volvo ECR18E compact excavator is a new model

The ECR18E compact excavator is a new model, and the EC20E excavator replaces its D Series predecessor. Volvo produced a walk-around video below.

 

The ECR18E has an operating weight of 3,748 pounds, maximum digging depth of 8 feet, and is powered by a 16.1-horsepower engine. The ultra short-swing unit has a rear overhang of 0.5 inches when tracks are fully extended, and top-mounted boom cylinder adds protection. The canopy is built with heavy-duty pillars.

The updated EC20E has an operating weight of 4,332 pounds, maximum dig depth of 8 feet 6 inches, and is powered by a 16.1-horsepower engine. Improvements over the D Series include a 13-percent increase in tractive force, 22 percent more lifting capacity at the front, and 7 percent more at the side. Auxiliary hydraulic flows can be independently adjusted in each direction.

Volvo offers a lifetime warranty on the frame, boom, and arm of both models.

The company produced a video, below, introducing the two models.

Volvo EC20E excavator replaces its D Series predecessor
Volvo EC20E excavator replaces its D Series predecessor

Volvo Excavator Specifications

ECR18E

  • Operating weight: 3,748 pounds
  • Engine power (gross): 16.1 horsepower
  • Bucket capacity: 1.3 cubic feet
  • Break-out force, ISO: 2,900 lb.-ft.
  • Digging depth, max: 8 feet
  • Dumping height, max: 8 feet 6 inches

EC20E

  • Operating weight: 4,332 pounds
  • Engine power (gross): 16.1 horsepower
  • Bucket capacity: 2.2 cubic feet
  • Break-out force, ISO: 4,107 lb.-ft.
  • Digging depth, max: 8 feet 6 inches
  • Dumping height, max: 9 feet 2 inches

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