A compact or mini excavator is a tracked or wheeled vehicle with an approximate operating weight from 0.7 to 8.5 tonnes. It generally includes a standard backfill blade and features independent boom swing.
By Lori Lovely
Compact equipment is in greater demand today, and more widely used than ever before, particularly in the North American market. “It’s following in the footsteps of the skid steer,” believes John Comrie, product manager, mini excavators and compact wheel loaders, Volvo Construction Equipment. “It has become the ‘Swiss Army Knife’
Get the job done with the EC27D compact excavator from Volvo.
With over 42 kN of digging forces, plus superb lift capacity and rock-solid stability, this machine delivers best-in-class performance. The extended working range requires less repositioning and enables the operator to work close to the blade for fast finishing when
Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) unveiled its latest concept machine—known as the EX2—to industry specialists, policymakers, the media and academics at the Volvo Group Innovation Summit on Tuesday May 16th. The 100% electric compact excavator prototype delivers zero emissions, 10 times higher efficiency, 10 times lower noise levels and reduced
Volvo Construction Equipment demonstrated the EX2—a fully electric compact excavator that delivers zero emissions, 10 times higher efficiency, 10 times lower noise levels and reduced total cost of ownership—at the Volvo Group Innovation Summit in London.
2016-09-09 Day one of Volvo Construction Equipment Exploration days in Eskilstuna
By Ed Ritchie
If you’re a contractor working on mid-size to smaller projects, there’s good news to be found in the growth of the compact excavators for small- to mid-sized jobs. All the major manufacturers continue to provide the industry with a wide variety of choices in both size and attachment options—especially in
Trenchers and excavators each have their place, but, obviously, one is better suited than the other in certain circumstances. This article addresses the kind of projects or circumstances that dictate the use of trenchers.
According to Chris Lynch, sales manager, Mining and Pipeline Group for Vermeer, excavators are still prevalent on
Turning radius on compact equipment is important when erosion control contractors need to get in tight spots such as between buildings or in areas where it’s important to not disturb any more dirt than one must, such as golf courses or developed areas where some of the landscaping is already
Industry experts agree: using a piece of compact equipment with multiple attachments turns that one machine into a multipurpose tool for road construction site preparation work that can help contractors complete their jobs more efficiently, bid on larger projects, create a more diversified portfolio, and work in all weather and