Komatsu is poised• The new G series wheel loaders from Volvo include models L60G, L70G and L90G and offer parallel lift in the 11- to 15-metric-ton class. A hydraulic attachment bracket makes work tool changes quick. Load sensing hydraulics eliminate unnecessary oil pumping, and the automatic power shift transmission always operates in the optimal range by sensing engine and travel speed, kick down, engine braking and other variables.
• Two new pavers from Volvo, the P7820C ABG and P8820C are designed for the global paving market. The P8820C ABG paves up to 42.7 feet wide and puts down up to 1,212 tons of asphalt per hour. The P7820C ABG screeds up to 36 feet wide and can output up to 992 metric tons per hour. Variable extending screeds have dual electric heating bars and the fixed width screeds have gas heat. Wide crawler tracks and individual drives for each track along with good weight distribution keep the machines moving even up on difficult terrain.
• Designed for maneuverability in confined spaces, the two new short swing excavators, the ECR145D and ECR235D feature narrow bodies and centrally positioned booms. The ECR145D has a bucket capacity of 1.1 cubic yards and a 114-horsepower, four-cylinder engine. The ECR235D comes with a six-cylinder power plant, 173 horsepower and a 1.9-cubic-yard bucket. Programmable auto idling cuts down on wasted fuel. Fine, heavy and power modes match engine effort to the job at hand. Boom down speed is increased with a new main control valve design and increased hydraulic flow also increases attachment speed.