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Tight Fit? Try Volvo CE's New ECR18E and EC20E Compact Excavators

Updated: Apr 6, 2020


Volvo CE launched two new E-Series compact excavators in January 2019: the ECR18E and the EC20E. The latter comes with a range of significant performance gains versus the D-Series model it replaced, while the ultra-short-swing ECR18E is an entirely new addition to the Volvo lineup.


ECR18E: Short Tail, Big performance

We’ve seen growing demand for a short-swing model in the compact class, particularly in the rental market, which our new ECR18E is well-positioned to serve. -John Comrie, Volvo CE Compact Excavators Product Manager

This excavator, equipped with an ultra-short-swing radius, features a 0.5-inch rear overhang when the tracks are fully extended.


Designed for low maintenance costs, the ECR18E covers all applications. Certain new features will appeal to rental businesses and landscape contractors, including: