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.