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Volvo CE’s new P8820D ABG ... ready to take on the largest paving projects.

Volvo CE’s new P8820D ABG ... ready to take on the largest paving projects.

Volvo paver promises high productivity

February 2020

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has introduced a new D-series paver that includes a new design and new smart features that enhance its reliability and productivity in a bid to offer the ultimate in paving productivity.

The new P8820D ABG, equipped with a high-capacity hopper and high-performance Volvo engine, is a powerful tracked asphalt paver ready to take on the largest paving projects, says the company.

“Strong and steady, the 325-mm-wide and 3,120-mm-long tracks combined with its robust frame and components assure stability and smoothness throughout the paving process,” explains a spokesman for the company. “This new model also has a maximum paving width of 13 m and a paving thickness of up to 300 mm. With a hopper capacity of 14.7 tons and a large conveyor tunnel, the P8820D ABG is able to achieve an output of 1,100 tons per hour.”

The premium Volvo engine is specifically tuned to meet the needs of the hydraulic system and combines high torque at low rpm for superior performance and efficiency, he says. Fuel consumption can be further reduced with the introduction of intelligent features such as adaptive ECO mode, which matches engine output to jobsite requirements. This gives operators the power to perform while reducing noise levels.

The Volvo design focuses on quality and uptime and the P8820D ABG is dependable, featuring an increased auger height adjustment that ranges from 120 mm to 200 mm, which allows for optimal material flow in the auger channel for a wide range of layer thicknesses up to 300 mm.

“The paver’s unique Volvo automatic hydraulic track tensioner increases uptime and lowers operating costs, providing more precise and stable steering, while the durable track scrapers further contribute towards a smoother surface finish,” says the spokesman.

The optional Volvo patented screed load device ensures consistent high-quality results throughout the entirety of the project, by preventing start-off bumps. The screed tensioning device locks torsional stiffness across the length of the screed, ensuring a consistent angle of attack across the full screed width. The result is a consistent layer thickness. Outstanding drive power and machine traction provide optimal force in all paving situations.

The machine is ready to ‘plug-and-play´ with a variety of levelling equipment – including 3D levelling.

In addition, the P8820D ABG has improved service access to essential checkpoints via a wide opening access hatch on the operator platform. This provides ease of maintenance, reduces downtime and minimises operational costs, he says.

The Volvo P8820D ABG is compatible with a range of high-performance screeds, depending on operational requirements and preferences. “Featuring the Volvo quick coupling system, special profile solutions and optional hydraulically controlled end-gates, you can count on Volvo to deliver ultimate paving results,” the spokesman says.

“Built on decades of engineering excellence, Volvo screeds deliver the best pavement quality, uniformity and smoothness. With paving widths of up to 13 m, the P8820D ABG can be equipped with a range of industry-leading screeds capable of handling a variety of materials. Volvo offers variomatic screeds and manual screeds for P8820D ABG,” he adds.

The specially-designed Volvo tamper bars ensure that material target density is achieved. Depending on application and condition, the single or double tamper screeds help ensure a smooth, uniform surface. The Volvo double tamper system secures the highest pre-compaction in the industry, the spokesman points out.

The unique Volvo coupling systems allow screeds to be changed efficiently and safely – in as little as 55 minutes – and without the use of special tools.

Volvo pavers are industry-renowned for providing the highest levels of operator comfort and in the P8820D ABG operators can enjoy comfortable, safe and productive working shifts with intuitive controls, excellent visibility, intelligent functions and a spacious platform.

“The Electronic Paver Management (EPM3) system puts the operator in full control. All buttons are consolidated into the control system and arranged for ease of operation – with backlighting for night shifts. The EPM3 features integrated functions such as a settings manager, which stores customised settings for individual projects to ensure consistent paving quality from job to job and a service interval manager which alerts the operator to required or scheduled maintenance,” the spokesman says.

This apart, operators can now experience unhampered visibility from the operator platform thanks to the flat engine hood design and smaller electrical boxes. Visibility is further enhanced by glazed areas to both sides of the platform, extendable seat and near-field mirrors for a side view. Six standard work lights and optional lighting kits help to boost safety and performance when working at night, and home light function illuminates the platform for three minutes after the main switch is turned on or the ignition is turned off. When ending a working shift, operators can store the paving panel, screed console and toolbox within the machine and leave empty-handed, thanks to new storage areas – and adding to the convenience even further, everything is lockable by the ignition key, the spokesman concludes.  

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