Roads & Bridges
Volvo annonces new pavers
By Aggregates and Roadbuilding
By Aggregates and Roadbuilding
March 26, 2013 – New Volvo pavers, tracked P7110 or wheeled P7170, provide operators
with versatility to suit most jobs. They are powerful, and precise and deliver the quality that highway paving contractors demand.
March 26, 2013 – New Volvo pavers, tracked P7110 or wheeled P7170,
with versatility to suit most jobs. They are powerful, and precise and
deliver the quality that highway paving contractors demand.
Powered by a Volvo 235 hp (175 kW) Tier 4i-compliant D8 engine, the machines are more efficient than previous models, with less engine emissions and more fuel efficiency. The engine’s diesel particulate filter and active, semi-automatic regeneration process work without interruption. A pump decoupler that disengages non-essential pumps makes for easier start-ups in the cold.
The P7110 and P7170 are precise, with a four-sensor feed system that automatically regulates the delivery and flow of material to match paver speed. The driver and screed operator can extend hydraulically-powered, two-stage tunnels, which offer concise control of material flow across the paving width. Flow gates, as well as other options, are available to tailor machines to meet individual contractor’s needs. Blaw-Kote® protective coating prevents asphalt from sticking to vital components, providing better machine wear and longer life.
These models have a large, 12t capacity
hopper, which works in conjunction with independently controlled
conveyors and augers to ensure a consistent flow of material to the
screed. Synchronized folding, hydraulic front hopper wings deliver
material to the conveyor system, minimizing material segregation.
Screeds on the P7110 and P7170 deliver high density
levels, helping roller compaction, resulting in a high-quality, uniform
mat. A variety of front and rear hydraulically-extendable Volvo screeds
are available for paving applications, as well as bolt-on extensions for
wide paving applications.
The P7110 and P7170 pavers offer near 360-degree visibility, giving operators a safe, all-around view of the paving process for greater comfort and confidence. The signature low, single-level platform permits the operator to move freely, easily and safely. Large steps, handrails and anti-slip plates allow the operator to access and exit the platform safely.
Dual-rotating, tilt-able consoles deliver greater versatility, allowing operators to choose from which side of the machine they prefer to operate. Operator productivity is improved with adjustable seats that can be extended beyond the edge of the paver, offering improved visibility and comfort. Steering on the tracked P7110 is controlled by two levers on each seat console, while the steering wheel maneuvers the wheeled P7170. Controls are intuitively clustered by function for ease of use and are backlit for night use or low-light conditions.
The P7110 and P7170 SmokEater® fume extraction system removes fumes at 83 per cent efficiency without obstructing the operator’s view into the auger channel. Fumes are captured and conveyed from the auger channel, moved through the paver and exit through the integral exhaust/fumes stack.
As with all Volvo products, the P7110 and P7170 pavers are backed by an extensive service network that provides the peace of mind that comes with an experienced worldwide network of technicians, workshops and dealers.