Volvo launches two new tracked pavers

Updated Feb 27, 2013

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Volvo Construction Equipment’s new
tracked pavers provide power and precision for delivering a
perfectly smooth mat in demanding conditions. The P8820C ABG can
pave widths up to 42.7 feet and place up to 992 tons per hour, and
the P7820C ABG can pave widths up to 36 feet and place up to 992
tons per hour. The pavers are equipped with D8 Tier 4 interim
six-cylinder, 7-liter engines that deliver 268 and 235 horsepower,
respectively. Designed to maximize fuel economy, the machines
conserve fuel without affecting paving operation via an
operator-selected smart power mode. The smart power mode lowers the
power to 1,600 rpm when engaged, which reduces fuel consumption by
up to 30 percent. When combined with sound-lowering components, the
noise level can be reduced by up to 50 percent. An
ergonomically-designed cab provides operators with a direct view
into the hopper, auger channel and work area for all around
visibility, and the seat position and control pane can be adjusted.
The Electronic Paver Management II system controls all paving
processes. EPM II features a Service Interval Manager that alerts
the operator when maintenance is due, and a Settings Manager that
allows operators to save settings in the system to recall them in
the future for jobs with similar conditions. Both pavers feature a
large hopper – 30,860 pounds on the P8820C and 29,760 pounds on the
P7820C. An optional front hopper apron that empties material at the
front of the hopper into the conveyor system virtually eliminates
over-spill. The units have independent reversible hydrostatic
drives for both bar conveyors and augers that ensure paving
material is evenly distributed to both sides of the screed. Both
fixed and variable extending screeds are available that can be used
on bituminous, concrete base, aggregate and more. The Volvo quick
coupling system ensures extensions can be added or removed in
minutes with no special tools required. Variomatic screeds have a
dual-electric heating bar and fixed width screeds have a gas
heating system.