- Photo: Volvo CE

Photo: Volvo CE

Volvo Construction Equipment’s new mid-sized wheeled excavator, the EWR130E, provides the shortest front and rear swing radius in its size class without compromising on lifting performance or digging force.

With a rear swing of 5 feet, 1 inch and a front swing of 5 feet, 11 inches, the EWR130E has the shortest swing radius in the 12- to 13-ton range. When coupled with new four-wheel steering and in-line outrigger options, the result is a machine that is easy to control and stable.

The EWR130 is ideal for urban jobs where frequent roading is required, and in confined jobsites or on roads where traffic safety is paramount. It’s also light enough to use on landscaping projects. The inline outriggers help position and stabilize the machine in tight spaces. The excavator has a considerably lower center of gravity compared to equivalent machines, which adds to its stability. A new divided blade option helps provide additional levelling on uneven ground or around curbs.

The standard two-piece boom enables lifting up to 9,480 lbs. at a 19.7-foot reach. Its smart design combined with the 121hp D4J Volvo engine delivers best-in-class breakout force and superior tear-out force.

The EWR130 is eligible for a free year of ActiveCare Direct, the telematics service that provides machine monitoring and fleet utilization reporting directly from Volvo. All Volvo excavators are backed by the Volvo Lifetime Frame and Structure Warranty, which covers the frame, boom, and arm for the entirety of the initial ownership period.

The EWR130 is available through Sourcewell and HGACBuy purchasing cooperatives for governmental and non-profit organizations.