Volvo adds punch and precision to compact excavator range

The new ECR35D compact excavator from Volvo Construction Equipment features a comfortable cab and advanced, easy-to-use controls for precise operation.

Based on a proven design, the ECR35D short swing radius compact excavator is designed to work with power and precision in tight spaces. Featuring high levels of comfort, performance and versatility, this easily serviceable machine is more productive than ever before across a range of applications.

This new three tonne class Volvo excavator features a sturdy, spacious and comfortable cab, which is ROPS and OPG certified. The large door and three-point-access allows safe ingress and egress, particularly useful on these smaller machines where operators often need to get in and out of the cab regularly. Inside, the multi-adjustable seat and console are mounted on the same suspension and move in unison – providing shock and vibration absorption, reducing fatigue and aiding machine control regardless of ground condition.

Short radius design

Small machine, big productivity
The ECR35D combines a new D1.8A stage 3A Volvo engine with a hydraulic system that delivers high performance with smooth operation – allowing customers to move more dirt using less fuel in all applications. The intuitive fingertip controls allow ease of operation, enabling high digging and lifting forces and the ability to operate powerful hydraulic attachments with ease.

Thanks to the short swing tail radius and positioning of the boom cylinder on the left below the cab, the new Volvo ECR35D excavators are ideal for tight working conditions and can be used on restricted jobsites, while reducing risk of damage to the machine and its surroundings. The swing post and cylinder stay within the tracks when in an offset position and the slew and offset movements are controlled simultaneously, for easy and fast positioning of the machine.

Operator interface tailors performance
The ECR35D is available with an electronic system that enables operators to fine tune functions and settings through a keypad and monitor. Up to three profiles can be saved in the system, adjusting machine behaviour to suit application/operator preferences. The system also includes:

  • Four attachment-specific buttons that allow for precise adjustment of hydraulic flows from inside the cab.
  • An ECO mode that reduces fuel consumption by up to 10%.
  • Two (user adjustable) pre-selected engine speeds, for applications such as grading or lifting.
  • An Auto idle system reduces noise disturbance and decreases fuel consumption.
  • The Auto Engine Shut-down cuts engine hours, maintenance costs and machine depreciation.
  • Service reminders.


Customers can also rely on a long list of standard features that enables efficient daily operations. Equipped with good tractive force and effective blade design, the ECR35D delivers high performance when dozing. The float function of the blade also enables precise finish in grading applications, while the automatic two-speed travel reduces repositioning time.

Servicing made simple
To maximize uptime, the ECR35D has been designed to provide a low total cost of ownership, thanks to a combination of a number of efficient features. Wide-opening hoods allow good access to the filling points and daily checks, while at the rear the fuel and hydraulic filler pipes are well protected. The hydraulic oil check and fill is made through a transparent bowl, which allows early detection of contamination and acts as a filter when the tank is topped up.

All filters are installed in-line for easy maintenance, service check points are accessible from ground level and greasing intervals have been extended to 50 hours, minimizing daily maintenance.

Tools for the job
CJD Equipment, the Australian distributer for Volvo Construction Equipment, can provide a comprehensive range of attachments and Customer Solutions to support these versatile machines. These include mechanical or hydraulic quick couplers, hydraulic thumb, breaker or ditching bucket – all ensuring flexibility and efficiency.


For more information on the ECR35D, or any of the Volvo Compact Excavator Range, visit, or phone 1300 139 804


Key specifications:

Model ECR35D
Engine D1.8A
Rated output at 2,200 rpm
Gross Power (ISO 9249, SAE J1349) 22.8 kW (31hp)
Max. torque at 1 600 rpm 112 Nm
Breakout Force (ISO 6015) 30.7 kN
Boom Length 2.3 m
Arm Length 1.25 m
Operating Weight 3,520 kg
Max Dig Depth 3,093 mm



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