Posted June 16, 2015

New Compact Excavator From Volvo

Volvo says its new EC20D compact excavator offers largest-in-class cab and exceptional lifting capacity in a compact, fuel-efficient package. The 16.3 hp excavator features a  Volvo D0.9A Tier 4 Final engine that is 10 percent more fuel efficient when equipped with the auto engine shutdown option.  

volvo ec20d(Spec chart is at the bottom of the page.)

The auto engine shutdown option also provides better resale value for the machine through lower hours and longer service intervals. A new automatic idling system reduces fuel consumption, switching engine speed to idle if the controls are inactive for more than five seconds. 

The cab has no extra auxiliary floor pedals, excellent all-around visibility, and intuitive controls for  operator comfort and productivity, with easy access via a wide door with three contact points. All controls are ergonomically placed, and the large travel pedals allow the operator to easily maneuver the machine in tight spaces. The fingertip roller offers precise boom offset and convenient attachment use. 

For durability, rear counterweight is made from a single piece of cast iron, providing outstanding impact resistance and shielding vital components. The high-profile design wraps around each side of the machine. 

The dozer blade is equipped with a welded-on cutting edge for wear resistance. A durable upper lip provides added protection, as well as excellent balance when using the blade as a stabilizer. 

The swing frame, the boom and the arm ends are cast, providing excellent stress distribution. Hardened pins and bushings are designed to keep tight pivot tolerances for minimum wear. The boom, arm and frame are fully covered under the warranty.

Daily service points are centrally grouped under the redesigned hood. With the Volvo patented multifunctional hydraulic oil filter, filtration occurs when the tank is filled. While the machine is working, the oil returns via the drain lines through the filter, ensuring constant filtration. The transparent housing on the filter bowl also enables easy oil level checks and enables early detection of contamination.

Volvo compact excavators have been designed and tested to allow for 50-hour greasing intervals, which after 500 hours, results in a full day’s worth of time saved greasing. 

Maximum lifting capacity is 1,195 pounds at ground level with the blade down. The EC20D also has a hydraulically extendable undercarriage that can be extended or retracted to suit jobsite requirements and fit through tight spaces. The state-of-the-art hydraulic system offers best-in-class maximum flow for attachments at 11.4 gallons, along with in-cab flow adjustment to match the attachment speed to operator needs.

The boom is slightly offset to the left, which helps maintain visibility when working in tight spaces. These machines are designed so that the swing post and cylinder stay within the track width when offset to the left. This not only helps avoid the risk of damage to the swing offset cylinder and post when working alongside obstacles, it also allows the operator to dig flush against a wall.

Attachments include general-purpose buckets with bolted teeth, fixed or tilt ditching buckets, as well as a range of Volvo breakers. Volvo’s dedicated quick coupler picks up Volvo attachments in both the face shovel and excavator position.

volvo EC20D spec sheet