Opinion of volvo excavators

   / Opinion of volvo excavators #1  


Veteran Member
Aug 19, 2008
Yanmar LX4900//Cub 7532//Cub Yanmar SC2400//Komatsu D38//Cub Volunteer//Cub SZ60/CAT 289C/CAT 308
Looking for feedback on newer Volvo excavators, for quality/resale value. I am only familiar with CAT, so any comparisons would also be helpful.
   / Opinion of volvo excavators #2  
I have minor experience as we run two EC35 mini ex's here. They seem to hold up well but when you do need parts (and with construction equipment you WILL need parts) volvo holds nothing back on prices. I just had to replace the lift pump on one of them and volvo wanted something to the tune of $700 for a new lift pump. I ended up getting an Oreilly's 40psi diesel buzz pump for $30 and it works just fine.
   / Opinion of volvo excavators #3  
Run far away quickly. Everything you can do on a Cat or John Deere, takes 3 times the effort on a Volvo. On top of that, there is ZERO dealer support. You quickly pay dearly for that low up front cost.