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Volvo officially releases the P7110 and P7170


December 10, 2013
By Volvo CE

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volvo_p7170December 10, 2013, Shippensberg, Pa. – Powered by a Volvo
235 hp (175 kW) Tier 4i-compliant D8 engine, the P7110 and P7170 are more
efficient than previous models, with decreased engine emissions and increased
fuel efficiency.

volvo_p7170December 10, 2013, Shippensberg, Pa. – Powered by a Volvo
235 hp (175 kW) Tier 4i-compliant D8 engine, the P7110 and P7170 are more
efficient than previous models, with decreased engine emissions and increased
fuel efficiency.The P7110 was first on display at World of Asphalt/AGG1 in San Antonio in March.

The engine’s diesel particulate filter (DPF) and active,
semi-automatic regeneration process work without interruption, maximizing
machine performance and productivity. Starting the paver in cold weather is
made easier thanks to an available pump decoupler that disengages non-essential
pumps for more consistent start-ups.

The P7110 and P7170 are powerfully precise, with a
four-sensor feed system that automatically regulates the delivery and flow of
material to match paver speed, ensuring smooth, even paving. With the simple
press of a button, the driver and screed operator can extend
hydraulically-powered, two-stage tunnels, which offer concise control of
material flow across the paving width, resulting in a high quality mat. 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.

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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, tiltable 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 percent 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.

Smooth operator

The 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.

Paving efficiency is enhanced on these models with a large,
12-ton 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. Hydrostatic drives for
the independently controlled conveyors and augers ensure material is moved
evenly to both sides of the screed. Each conveyor has a reverse feature, which
helps control material and assist in clean-up. Proportional auger speed control
and hydraulic auger height adjustments provide an optimal head of material in
the auger channel. The large volume of asphalt throughput supports continuous
production, regardless of paving width, thickness or speed.

Maintenance on these models is made easy with ground level
accessibility to service points and wide opening service doors on the deck
surface. Machine lifetime and productivity are further enhanced through a
variety of customer service support channels. Customer Service Agreements are
available, which provide customers with maximum cost control and minimum
downtime. Access is also made available to the Volvo Road Institute, a program
that, for nearly 50 years, has provided customers with relevant educational
content delivered by industry experts, helping customers maximize productivity
and machine performance.

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. 

 


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