Volvo Unveils Game-Changing Mini Excavators for North American Market

Discover Volvo's latest compact excavators, EC37 and ECR40, offering enhanced operator comfort, fuel efficiency, and versatility.

volvo EC37 and ECR40 mini excavators

Volvo CE's Latest Innovations in the Compact Excavator Arena

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has recently announced the addition of two groundbreaking compact excavators, the EC37 and ECR40, to its North American lineup. Replacing the EC35D, ECR35D, and ECR40D, these new models are a testament to Volvo's commitment to continuous improvement and customer-centric design. With a focus on increased operator comfort, enhanced fuel efficiency, better stability, and simplified maintenance, these excavators are poised to set new industry standards.

A Significant Market Impact

Darren Ashton, Volvo CE’s Product Manager for Compact Equipment, highlights the significance of the 3- to 4-ton size class, which encompasses over a quarter of the compact excavator market in North America. Ashton emphasizes, “We’re excited to refresh our offering in that range,” noting that the improvements are a direct response to customer feedback.

Twin Models, Tailored for Efficiency

While both the EC37 and ECR40 share the same platform and components, they are distinct in design. The EC37 features a conventional upper carriage design, suitable for a variety of worksites, while the ECR40 boasts a short swing radius, ideal for confined spaces. These models, available for order now, are expected to begin deliveries in the first quarter, with the ECR40 making its debut at The ARA Show in New Orleans.

Enhanced Operator Experience

volvo EC37 excavator

Volvo has redefined operator comfort and control in the new EC37 and ECR40 models. These excavators boast a spacious, ergonomic, and quiet cab with exceptional visibility, thanks to slim corner pillars and expansive glass areas. The armrest and controls are uniquely designed to float with the seat, ensuring maximum comfort and ease of operation. These features, coupled with larger door openings and travel pedals, mark a significant upgrade from previous models.

Intuitive and Adaptive Controls

The excavators’ human-machine interface (HMI) features an intuitive jog wheel and user-friendly navigation, allowing operators to easily adapt the machine to various job requirements. The addition of an ECO mode and an auto engine shutdown feature enhances fuel efficiency by 10%, simultaneously extending the machine's operational lifespan and reducing maintenance costs.

Precision and Power in Hydraulic Performance

Ashton accentuates the importance of the customizable hydraulics flow setting, noting, “The load-sensing hydraulics are definitely a highlight.” This flexibility allows for seamless attachment changes and adaptability across a wide range of applications, ensuring optimal performance and fuel efficiency.

A New Standard in Stability and Versatility

The EC37 and ECR40 models feature an elongated undercarriage, providing superior stability in diverse environments. The improved weight balance and extended track-ground contact minimize the rocking effect seen in other compact excavators. Additionally, the standardized counterweight across these and other Volvo models simplifies fleet component needs.

Commitment to Uptime and Maintenance Efficiency

These new excavators boast 50-hour greasing intervals and a substantial 18.5-gallon fuel capacity. The multifunction hydraulic oil filter and easily accessible engine components make maintenance straightforward, enhancing overall uptime.

Comprehensive Support and Warranty

Volvo CE continues to stand by its products with the Volvo Lifetime Frame and Structure Warranty, covering the frame, boom, and arm for the entire initial ownership period. Additionally, Volvo offers comprehensive service contracts and financial services to ensure a hassle-free buying or renting experience.

volvo ec37 and ecr40 specs

Discover Your Next Excavator for Sale from My Little Salesman

Interested in exploring the cutting-edge EC37 and ECR40 excavators? Visit My Little Salesman for a detailed look at these models and to find the perfect excavator for your needs. With an extensive selection and user-friendly interface, My Little Salesman is your go-to online marketplace for excavators.

By on
About Ken Lane
Ken’s affinity for the heavy equipment industry was fostered as a curious youngster—becoming happily lost on his grandfather’s tractor sales and service lot (his favorite color is still Allis-Chalmers Orange). Since then, he’s perfected the art of turning black coffee into helpful buyer resources and marketing materials for My Little Salesman.
More in Construction Equipment News