Roads & Bridges
Volvo CE releases the P7110 paver
By Andrew Macklin
March 28, 2016 – The P7110B tracked paver and P7170B wheeled paver from Volvo Construction Equipment were launched at the Volvo booth at World of Asphalt in Nashville.
The new pavers offer 360-degree visibility, improved fuel efficiency with more than 12 hours of continuous run time without refueling, and new options to enhance productivity and mat quality.
The latest highway-class pavers from Volvo CE feature the Volvo eight litre D8J Tier 4 Final engine with continuous passive regeneration, featuring more than 12 hours of continuous run time without refueling and more than five per cent improvement in fuel efficiency versus previous models. Along with the latest Volvo engine, these new pavers feature long hydraulic tunnels, a range of screed options, a four-sensor material flow system and 360-degree visibility.
The latest Volvo tracked and wheeled pavers offer strong 360-degree visibility. The engine is packaged under the hood while keeping the same low hood height, profile and engine serviceability. To provide emissions component access, the length of the top cover has been increased and a removable side cover added. Attention was paid to keeping solid forward visibility over the hood area while retaining low deck height. To increase operator comfort, new side air vents and a slightly higher seat have been added. The operator has a choice of two control consoles, which allow the machine to be operated from the left or right sides. The consoles rotate and tilt to align with the adjustable operator seats, which can easily extend beyond the edge of the paver for an unobstructed view of material flow. Large steps, handrails and anti-slip plates permit safe entrance and exit. New optional LED work lights brighten work areas and are resistant to shock, vibrations and external impact.
With the simple press of a button, the operator can extend the two-stage, 42-inch hydraulic tunnels, allowing head-of-material control without the need for bolt-on extensions. These B-series pavers also offer the selection of factory-installed Omni 318, Omni 1000 and Ultimat 200 screeds, as well as dealer-installed Wedgelock screeds. With the Volvo quick coupling system, extensions can be easily added or removed in minutes. To ensure smooth and consistent paving, four standard ultrasonic sensors — two above the conveyor and two above the auger — automatically regulate the proper delivery and flow of material to match the paver’s speed. The tow point indicators have been updated to increase readability and accuracy. High contrast scales are now located at the tow point with a red indicator for accuracy. The larger scale is easily readable from the paver or screed operators’ positions.
The large-capacity hopper works in combination with independently controlled conveyors and augers to ensure a constant flow of material to the screed. The heavy, abuse-resistant, two-inch-thick hopper wings prevent material build-up, improve clean-up and provide counter-balance weight.
The Volvo “green” key provides common access to ignition, heat box, fuel cap, center console, and DEF tank cover, and a second key opens the four side access covers, cooler, hydraulic pumps, and the smaller hinged panels located on the side, under the operator seats. Engine checks are easily performed from the deck with full-width engine hood. Filters and coolers are easily checked with vertically hinged doors on the side of the machine. All material flow components feature sealed bearings for long life. A redesigned exhaust outlet eliminates the need to fold the pipe prior to transport.
The B-Series pavers are also available with optional factory-installed CareTrack — the Volvo telematics systems that provides remote monitoring of paver location and engine run time, as well as geo-fencing and reporting in order to increase uptime, and better plan paver hauling and service.