DescriptionThe Volvo EC15D is a well renowned mini excavator that is head and shoulders above the rest of the competition when it comes to precision. It's also worth noting that Volvo's trademark is to 'do more with less' and this digger is a perfect example of that, with high productivity, low running costs and unbelievable reliability.
We have featured the Volvo mini diggers in our plant hire fleet for over 30 years, why? because they are the best industry performer; this is due to a well thought out design and 180 years of product development.
This 1.5-tonne mini digger is built strong by design, with all hoses being routed within the boom for added protection, along with casted frames and hardened metal throughout the machine. There is also a large rear counterweight to shield vital components and improve precision.
Operators will be grateful, as the spacious cab features noise and vibration insulation along with radio, heating, a/c and a very comfortable working environment. Coupled with the EC15D's class-leading tear-out forces and automatic two-speed travel system; it's a guaranteed performer.
Full feature list:-
- Spacious & safe cab (comfort & visibility)
- Premium build quality (durable)
- Auto-idle system (auto engine shutdown for reduced fuel costs)
- Excellent stability & class leading lifting capabilities (performance)
- Hydraulic system allows for use with attachments
- Intuitive controls (precise digging)
- Impressive digging depth
- Two speed system
How much weight can a 1.5 ton digger lift?
This Volvo EC15D mini digger can safely lift a max weight of 430kg (with the dozer blade up). If the excavator is on stable ground, with the tracks expanded and dozer blade down it can safely lift a max weight of 549kg.
What is the best mini excavator for the money?
The best mini digger is dependant on the exact job at hand, we can specialise various elements such as boom length, buckets and more, to give you the most value. But generally speaking, Volvo excavators are industry leaders in quality; winning yet another innovation award last year and holding many of the 'class-leading' specifications.
While there may be cheaper on the market the difference will be minor and they're very reliable and cheap to run; often making the total cost lower than cheap alternatives. Other good notable mentions include Takeuchi and Kubota.