Volvo CE’s new DD25B double drum compactor delivers fuel savings, easy maintenance

Updated Mar 27, 2014

Volvo DD25B double drum compactor

Volvo Construction Equipment’s new DD25B double drum compactor combines high productivity with reduced fuel consumption with, offering a 7-percent decrease in fuel from the previous engine.

Powered by a Tier 4 Final three-cylinder 25-horsepower engine, the DD25B conforms to EPA emissions standards without the added cost of an aftertreatment system.

The DD25B delivers high frequency compaction with a choice of 3,300 or 4,000 vpm, depending upon the application. Angled drum mounts, a sloping hood design and a sliding seat ensure a 360-degree view of the drum edges when the compactor is rolling.

The drums’ chamfered edges ensure a smooth mat, and a consistent flow of water is delivered to the front and rear drum surfaces to eliminate asphalt pickup for a high quality finish. Additional features include a high capacity water tank that can be monitored from the operator’s seat, adjustable interval between sprays and easily removable water nozzles.

Maintenance is simplified via long-life urethane front and rear drum wipers, eccentric bearings that are lubricated for life and built to tolerate high temperatures and rotation speeds. An auto-start vibration engages automatically when the FSR level is moved out of neutral, disengaging when the lever is in the stop position.