Volvo Launches New D-Series Compact Excavator
EC20D offers largest-in-class cab and exceptional lifting capacity
The new D-Series compact excavator from Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) features a Volvo D0.9A Tier 4 Final engine that is 10 percent more fuel efficient when equipped with the auto engine shutdown option. 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 further reduces fuel consumption and noise disturbance by switching engine speed to idle if the controls are inactive for more than five seconds.
“The EC20D offers surprising performance and durability in a small package,” said John Comrie, utility product manager at Volvo Construction Equipment. “With best-in-class cab space and exceptional lifting capacity, as well as the backing of the Volvo Lifetime Frame and Structure Warranty, the EC20D is a fuel-efficient, productive and versatile choice for utility work and more.”
The EC20D offers the roomiest cab in its class, with no extra auxiliary floor pedals, excellent all-around visibility, and intuitive controls for unparalleled operator comfort and productivity. The cab is safe and easy to access via a wide door with three contact points, or when fitted with a canopy, using a large handrail. With superior noise and vibration insulation, the EC20D keeps the operator comfortable throughout the day. 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. To achieve maximum efficiency, a high-speed travel switch is located on the dozer blade lever for fast backfilling, while a single-acting auxiliary button on the front of the right joystick ensures easy hydraulic breaker operation.
When it comes to durability, the EC20D packs in decades of Volvo engineering with additional D-Series refinements. The robust rear counterweight is made from a single piece of cast iron, providing outstanding impact resistance and shielding of all vital components — from hydraulic lines and pumps to the fuel tanks and cooling pack. The unique high-profile design wraps around each side of the machine for superb protection. The flat, toughened glass used on all four sides of the cab guarantees that replacements can be fitted simply and quickly.
The robust dozer blade is equipped with a welded-on cutting edge for superior wear resistance. A durable upper lip provides added protection against damage in tough applications, as well as excellent balance when using the blade as a stabilizer. The sturdy structure and the curved profile of the blade ensure outstanding performance for both dozing and backfilling applications.