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Adaptable Soil Compactors

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July 15, 2015 by On-Site

Volvo SD115B

The Volvo SD75B and SD115B soil compactors’ drum control system allows the operator to adjust the frequency and amplitude, compensating for changing soil types and conditions. Two frequency settings come as standard, but five can be included as an option. High or low amplitude can be selected to adjust the drum’s dynamic force based on the job and material depth. Meanwhile, the optimized centrifugal force and auto-vibration feature enhance performance, ease of operation and productivity. The traction system provides excellent climbing and stability in difficult applications, such as steep inclines or slippery surfaces, preventing wheel or drum spin for better gradeability. The SD75B and SD115B can be set up in three different configurations and are available with a smooth or padfoot drum. The compactor can also be quickly converted from a smooth drum by clamping on a padfoot shell for improved versatility. The Tier 4 Final Volvo engine delivers high torque at low rpm for reduced emissions and fuel consumption without compromising on power. ECO mode now comes as standard on the SD75B and SD115B models and can achieve up to a 40 per cent reduction in fuel consumption by matching engine speed to operation mode. The ‘intelligent’ design provides quicker ramp-up speeds at lower pressure, further increasing fuel efficiency. The passive regeneration automatically cleans the filters during normal operation without any input from the operator or negative impact on performance. The hydraulically driven fan with variable speed draws power only when needed, which reduces noise, improves operator comfort and results in a lower total cost of ownership. The ROPS/FOPS certified cab has floor-to-ceiling glass with clear sightlines down to the forward drum. The fully adjustable seat rotates and slides to further enhance visibility and comfort. The new high-tech color operator display shows operational information and key diagnostics, and is easily visible at all times — even in bright sunlight. All components and electronics have been moved into the cab and mounted on the rear wall to protect them from harsh environmental factors. A tilting cab is standard on the B-Series models to provide easy service access to all hydraulic components. The engine hood lifts electrically for extensive ground level access to the engine compartment. www.volvoce.com

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