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Road Paving and Recycling

12 April 2012

Volvo launches traction control for asphalt pavers at INTERMAT

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Volvo P7820C ABG, live at INTERMAT 2012
Volvo P7820C ABG, live at INTERMAT 2012
Volvo latest pavers, the P7820C ABG and P8820C ABG, get independent travel drives and electronic traction control to maintain productivity on slopes and around corners.

The P8820C ABG tracked paver from Volvo Construction Equipment can pave widths up to 13metres, while the P7820C ABG paves up to 11metres.

Expect up to 900tonnes/hour from the smaller paver and up to 1,000tonnes/hour from the larger machine.

Power comes from Volvo’s latest D8 stage IIIB emissions compliant six-cylinder, seven-litre engine. The P7820C has 175kW and the P8820C has a 200kW engine.

Mindful that most paving jobs will not require full engine power all the time, Volvo has implemented a smart power mode. This lowers engine speed to match power and demand, resulting in fuel savings of up to 30per cent.

Individual, electronically controlled track drives ensure that straight line and fixed radius work remains accurate, it said.

Hall: 6  Stand C041 / C042