Volvo adds two new short-swing models to compact excavator lineup

By Jenny LescohierMarch 12, 2021

The ECR50 and ECR58 are ideal for rental markets and owner/operators who need a short-swing compact excavator that can nimbly work across a range of applications

Volvo Construction Equipment has added two new short-swing models to its compact excavator range in North America, the ECR50 and ECR58.

The 5-ton ECR50 is a new entry for Volvo in North America, while the 6-ton ECR58 gains performance updates from the D-series model.

“The ECR50 and ECR58 are ideal for rental markets and owner/operators who need a short-swing compact excavator that can nimbly work across a range of applications, including utilities, landscaping, road construction and more,” said Darren Ashton, product manager, Volvo CE.

The 5-ton ECR50 gives customers a new option in the compact excavator range, which continues to grow at a rapid pace as an alternative to skid steers, compact track loaders and backhoes. Volvo’s compact excavator line-up now includes 11 models ranging from 1.8 to 8 tons.

The zero-tail-swing radius of the ECR50 and short-swing radius of the ECR58 enable the excavators to work in confined spaces while reducing the risk of damage. Additionally, the in-track boom swing ensures the swing post and cylinder remain within the track width when digging alongside obstacles.

The ECR50 features reinforced digging equipment, undercarriage and hoods for increased durability. A 50-hour greasing interval, wide-opening engine hood and easily accessible service points make maintenance and repair simple.

The next-generation ECR58 has a 10% increased lifting capacity compared to the D-series. It also has 5% greater bucket breakout force and 7% greater arm tear-out force, allowing customers to handle bigger attachments with ease, even in challenging ground conditions.

Both excavators have a fuel-saving ECO mode, engine auto-idle and auto-engine shutdown as standard features. ECO mode can reduce fuel consumption by up to 10%. Auto-engine shut down reduces idling, thereby lowering maintenance costs which leads to potentially higher resale value and lower total cost of ownership.

According to Volvo CE, both machines have intuitive controls with an automotive-style menu wheel and 5-inch color display. The ECR50 and ECR58 are designed to have spacious cabs with plentiful storage, 12-volt and USB ports.

The ECR50 and ECR58 are also available through Sourcewell and HGACBuy purchasing cooperatives for governmental and non-profit organizations.

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