New Volvo Articulated Haulers
Volvo A25F. Photo source Volvo Construction Equipment
Volvo Construction Equipment new F-Series features more power and more capacity. The line includes four models, ranging in capacity from the 26.5-ton A25F to the 43-ton A40F. Volvo F-Series articulated haulers are equipped with Volvo D11 (A25F, A30F), D13 (A35F), and D16 (A40F) Tier 4i engines featuring Volvo Advanced Combustion Technology (V-ACT). V-ACT is environmentally friendly technology that provides the engine with high torque at low revolutions to improve fuel efficiency, reduce noise levels and increase engine life. Volvo designed and built D11 and D13 engines give the A25F and A30F a power increase of 5 percent and 20 percent more torque. The A35F now has an increase of 5 percent horsepower and 12 percent torque over the previous model. The new A40F generates an impressive 6.1 power-to-weight ratio.
Volvo Construction Equipment offers exclusive Automatic Traction Control (ATC) as standard on the F-Series haulers. In normal mode, ATC selects fuel-saving 6x4 drive and only engages 6x6 drive when the operating conditions call for it. This translates to increased productivity with minimal fuel consumption and longer operating life. The dump lever is now electrohydraulic, allowing for in-cab adjustments of dump body heights and promoting smooth lowering of the dump body. The Load & Dump Brake allows for easier dumping operation with one-button setting the brakes and placing the transmission in neutral.
Volvo F-Series articulated haulers are built with a world-class operator environment. The Volvo Care Cab provides a roomy operating environment that meets or exceeds TOPS, ROPS and OPG1 (Object Protective Guard) standards of protection. An adjustable, air suspension seat has ergonomic armrests for operator comfort. The Volvo F-series comes equipped with rear-view cameras with color monitors as standard to enhance safety around the machine while operating.
The state-of-the-art CareTrack telematics system from Volvo Construction Equipment is now standard on all machines 12 tons and over. Using GPRS mobile network or satellite technology the system reads information on a wide range of machine data, such as location, fuel consumption and service reminders. That data is then made available securely and instantaneously to any remote online connection.