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Plantworx 2015 - New Volvo D series compact excavators pack a mighty punch!

Belying their small stature, the EC15D, EC18D and EC20D excavators from Volvo Construction Equipment are powerful machines that are easy to operate, tough and durable.

The new D-Series compact excavators from Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) – occupying the 1.5-2t weight category, feature a D0.9A Volvo diesel engine that meets the latest Tier IV final emission regulations. Emissions are further kept to a minimum thanks to the optional automatic idling system, which reduces engine speed to idle if the controls are inactive for more than five seconds. If the machine is left idling for longer, the engine can be automatically shut down. This then stops the hour meter, leading to longer service intervals, lower operating costs and ensuring a better resale value for the machine.

And that’s not all. The EC15D and EC18D, which are being shown for the first time in Great Britain at Plantworx 2015, come with a 12% increase in lifting capacity compared to the previous C models and can now be equipped with an additional rear counterweight for even greater stability. The digging equipment features a modified and re-designed boom giving further improvements to overall dig reach and depth.

The Volvo cab helps to promote high productivity from the operator. It 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, excellent all-around visibility, and no extra pedals on the floor, it provides excellent operator comfort throughout the day. All controls are ergonomically placed and the large travel pedals allow the operator to easily manoeuvre the machine in tight spaces.

In addition to simple service requirements and excellent durability, the superb uptime of the D-series models is supported by their sheer versatility. The EC18D and EC20D’s undercarriage can be extended or retracted to suit jobsite requirements and a reduced width can be selected when passing through tight spaces.

Volvo Construction Equipment Division markets wheeled loaders, articulated haulers, hydraulic excavators, graders, Volvo utility equipment and Volvo road equipment products in the U.K. There are eight strategically placed customer support centres and a network of utility equipment dealers to ensure high quality customer support is maintained throughout the country.

For further information, please contact Amy Metclaffe on 01223 251720 or visit www.volvoce.co.ukBelying their small stature, the EC15D, EC18D and EC20D excavators from Volvo Construction Equipment are powerful machines that are easy to operate, tough and durable.

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