Volvo CE introduces 2 new short swing compact excavators

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Volvo CE's ECR58F

Volvo Construction Equipment is expanding its compact excavator range with the introduction of the new short-swing ECR50 and ECR58.

The 5-ton ECR50 is a new entry for Volvo CE 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 at Volvo Construction Equipment.

Volvo’s compact excavator line-up now includes 11 models ranging from 1.8 to 8 tons.

The 5-ton ECR50 delivers a new option in the compact excavator range, which continues to quickly grow as an alternative to skid steers, compact track loaders and backhoes.

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. As well, 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.

ECR50 specs

  • Engine: D2.4H (41.8 hp)
  • Operating weight: 5,050 kg
  • Width: 2 metres
  • Length: 5.2 metres
  • Breakout force: 8,134 foot pounds
  • Max hydraulic pump flow: 120 litres per minute


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

ECR58 specs

  • Engine: D2.6H (48 hp)
  • Operating weight: 5,840 kg
  • Width: 2 metres
  • Length: 5.2 metres
  • Breakout force: 9,422 foot pounds
  • Max hydraulic pump flow: 143 litres per minute

Both compact 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 per cent. Auto-engine shut down reduces idling, thereby lowering maintenance costs which leads to potentially higher resale value and lower total cost of ownership.

For operators, both compact excavators feature intuitive controls with an automotive-style menu wheel and 13-cm colour display. The ECR50 and ECR58 also have spacious cabs with plentiful storage, 12-volt and USB ports.

The ECR50 and ECR58 compact excavators are eligible for a free year of ActiveCare Direct, Volvo’s advanced telematics service that provides 24/7  machine monitoring and fleet utilization reporting directly from the manufacturer.