Featured Equipment: Volvo EC55 Excavator

6th October 2009

At the heavier end of our range of mini excavators are the 5-tonne and 8-tonne excavators. The 5-tonne Volvo EC55 offers an impressive combination of comfort, power and safety.

Volvo EC55 ExcavatorComfort

The EC55 was most definitely designed with operator comfort in mind. The ergonomically designed cab is roomy and offers many smart features, including fully adjustable seat, power assisted joystick controls and air conditioning.


The 16-valve Volvo engine gives power, performance and low fuel consumption. Combined with the Total Power Control Hydraulic System the EC55 provides smooth yet powerful bucket dig forces. It features increased hydraulic system pressure for greater lifting capacity and increased productivity.


The EC55 is such a safe machine to operate because it has been built so strong. The undercarriage is X-shaped for better load distribution and long for stability, performance and comfort. It has anti-vibration tracks that provide smooth travel even at higher speeds.

Within the cab the EC55 will not start unless the console and safety lever are properly positioned and the instrument panel has a monitoring system that shuts off the engine in case of a major problem.

The Volvo EC55 Excavator can be found in the Excavator section of our catalogue.