Volvo CE Launches ABG Paver in India

Volvo CE Launches ABG Paver in India
Volvo CE Launches ABG Paver in India

Volvo Construction Equipment (CE) has announced the launched its new mid-sized P6820C ABG paver in India. This paver is claimed to offer a combination of power, production capacity, and precision for good paving quality, with smooth mats. As the Indian Government continues to develop its road building program, contractors will find the new paver an ideal solution to help meet increasingly ambitious construction schedules, Volvo noted.

The new Volvo P6820C tracked paver is powered by Volvo’s D6E COM IIIA/EPA Tier 3 engine and is said to offer lower fuel consumption and less noise than its predecessor. Fuel consumption of the equipment is reduced when the operator uses smart power mode, which lowers engine revving to match power and demand, resulting in fuel savings of up to 30 %. Reduced noise levels can also be attributed to sound lowering components and a robust frame, the company said.

The P6820C paver is equipped with the Volvo Variomatic screed that offers a high degree of flexibility when frequently changing paving widths. It offers up to twice the basic screed width — from 2.5-5 m or from 3-6 m. Additionally, by adding extensions it can pave up to nine meter widths, added Volvo CE. It can also handle a range of materials, from wearing course and binder course to base course and frost protection layers. The independent hydrostatic drives for both bar conveyors and augers in the paver ensure the paving material is delivered evenly to both sides of the screed.

The operator environment of the new P6820C paver is said to be ergonomically designed with an adjustable seat and provides the operator an all-around view. The operator has a direct view into the hopper, auger channel and the work area, which provide conditions for achieving high-quality paving. The swivelling, tilting, extendable control panel features the newest Electronic Paver Management II system (EPM II), which controls all functions and guides the operator, step-by-step, through working functions, Volvo CE noted.

Volvo CE said the EPM II system also monitors fuel consumption and manages service intervals to alert the operator when routine maintenance is due. A settings manager reduces set-up times by allowing operators to save settings in the system for use when the machine operates in similar conditions in the future, it added. For security, all electronic control panels, including the EPM II, can be removed and stored in a lockable compartment.

Dimitrov Krishnan, Vice President and Head, Volvo CE India, said infrastructure development remains a key focus in the country, while highlighting the increasing market demand for mid-sized road paving equipment. Volvo is seeing more interest in equipment at the lower end of the scale as construction of smaller roads in more rural areas gathers pace, he added. The new mid-sized P6820C perfectly addresses this issue, offering an ideal combination of productivity and flexibility, noted Krishnan.