According to Volvo Construction Equipment, customer clinics reckoned the six-tonne ECR58 delivered better control and smoother combined operations than many bigger excavators.
Changes within the cab include a simplified workstation and modified seat-to-joystick position, while still being suspended together. A fully opening front window and slide side window help with all-around visibility.
The suite of attachments tailored to this machine includes buckets, breakers, thumbs, plus a new Tilt Quick Coupler – with a tilting angle of up to 2 x 90°. Hydraulic attachments can be operated from the proportional fingertip controls, and flow settings are customisable with new work modes. A short press on the work mode button on the dashboard display will take the operator to a menu where machine settings can be matched to the attachment installed.
Volvo CE says that the ECR58 F generation “marks the beginnings of a new philosophy for Volvo’s compact excavator range – one that matches superior performance and intelligent features with ease of use and a modern and innovative design”.
|. . . at engine speed||r/min||2 200|
|Operating weight||kg||5 840|
|Travel speed||km/h||2.6 / 4.5|
|mph||1.6 / 2.8|
|Tear out force (arm breakout force)||kN||28.4|
|Main hydraulic pump max. flow||l/min||143|
|Boom swing angle, left / right||angle||75 / 55|