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Construction : Report | May 2016 | Source : Equipment India

Volvo Launches ´Made in India´ Paver

The latest and advanced P5320B ABG tracked paver is designed and developed at the company´s Bangalore factory.
Volvo Construction Equipment (CE) has launched its advanced P5320B ABG tracked paver into the Indian market. The launch was held at the company´s Hoskote facility in the presence of Martin Weissburg, President & CEO, Volvo CE; Vincent Tan, President, Volvo CE, APAC; Dimitrov Krishnan, Head, Volvo CE, India; and officials from Volvo CE and its customers and dealers.

On the occasion, Weissburg said, ´With the Government of India having announced its ´Make in India´ initiative at the end of 2014, this newest product will have even greater appeal for customers in India having been designed and built at the company´s Bengaluru factory. It is ideal for medium and large-scale paving projects where widths range from 2.5 m up to 7 m.´

´The Government of India has accelerated road building in the last one year and has stated its intention to reach 40 km per day in the near future. We are witnessing an increased demand for high quality road building equipment. The timing couldn´t be more perfect for Volvo CE to launch the new 7.0 m P5320B paver which will deliver high productivity and excellent road finish. We have received very positive feedback from our customers regarding this new class of pavers in the Indian market and as usual Volvo CE is at the forefront of changing the market dynamics in the construction equipment industry driving lowest cost per tonne,´ said Dimitrov.

Important features
Lowering cost and increasing profit: The P5320B ABG´s environmentally-friendly engine delivers best-in-class 88 kW (118 hp) performance capable of pushing 25 t trucks, along with quiet, fuel efficient operation. Performance efficiency is further enhanced by the paver´s load sensing hydraulic system, powered by a variable displacement axial piston pump. Here, hydraulics are perfectly matched to all components - from hopper to screed, ensuring less maintenance, a longer lifespan and higher traction performance. An automatic hydraulic track tensioner also maintains accurate track tension for smooth operation, while simultaneously reducing wear and minimising downtime.

Productive and safe functionality: The P5320B ABG´s ability to pave widths up to 7 m comes courtesy of Volvo´s Omni V screed. This maximum paving width is achieved through the simple installation of optional extensions which attach to the unit´s standard 3 m track plates. The heavy-duty screed features powerful tamping bars and vibration systems that deliver a high pre-compaction density. An adjustable mechanical crown enables the screed plate to flex at ¦3o as well. The screed´s electronically ignited gas heating system, designed with flame failure protection, quickly and efficiently heats the screed plate, while an LPG blower burner system provides uniform heat for a high quality consistent mat finish.

Operators benefit from the safe and comfortable dual seating position in the paver´s cab, with ergonomically-positioned controls and sliding control panel which enables excellent visibility to the hopper, material deliver truck, auger area, material flow, screed and final mat. There is an ergonomically-designed control panel that includes a color TFT display that relays information on the paving cycle, as well as details on diagnostics and service data. An all-weather sunshade attached to the cab also reduces fatigue for increased safety and productivity, without sacrificing operator visibility.

To improve material transfer and flow, the P5320B ABG´s auger allows operators to adjust its height. Its reversal feature improves material control and reduces hand labor, contributing to additional productivity. For industry-wide compatibility, the electrical system fitted on the P5320B ABG is designed to accommodate standard global levelling systems.

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