Powered by a Volvo 235 hp (175 kW) Tier IVi-compliant D8 engine, the Volvo P7110 and P7170 pavers are more efficient than previous models, with decreased engine emissions and increased fuel efficiency. The engine’s diesel particulate filter (DPF) and active, semi-automatic regeneration process work without interruption, maximizing machine performance and productivity. Starting the paver in cold weather is made easier due to an available pump decoupler that disengages non-essential pumps for more consistent start-ups.
The P7110 and P7170 are powerfully precise, with a four-sensor feed system that automatically regulates the delivery and flow of material to match paver speed, ensuring smooth, even paving. With the simple press of a button, the driver and screed operator can extend hydraulically-powered, two-stage tunnels, which offer concise control of material flow across the paving width, resulting in a high quality mat. Flow gates, as well as other options, are available to tailor machines to meet individual contractor’s needs. Blaw-Kote protective coating prevents asphalt from sticking to vital components, providing better machine wear and longer life, according to the manufacturer.
The P7110 and P7170 pavers offer near 360-degree visibility, giving operators a safe, all-around view of the paving process for greater comfort and confidence. The signature low, single-level platform permits the operator to move freely, easily and safely. Large steps, handrails and anti-slip plates allow the operator to access and exit the platform safely. Dual-rotating, tiltable consoles deliver greater versatility, allowing operators to choose from which side of the machine they prefer to operate. Operator productivity is improved with adjustable seats that can be extended beyond the edge of the paver, offering improved visibility and comfort. Steering on the tracked P7110 is controlled by two levers on each seat console, while the steering wheel maneuvers the wheeled P7170. Controls are intuitively clustered by function for ease of use and are backlit for night use or low-light conditions.
The P7110 and P7170 SmokEater fume extraction system removes fumes at 83 percent efficiency without obstructing the operator’s view into the auger channel. Fumes are captured and conveyed from the auger channel, moved through the paver and exit through the integral exhaust/fumes stack.
Screeds on the P7110 and P7170 deliver high density levels, helping roller compaction, resulting in a high-quality, uniform mat, according to the manufacturer. A variety of front and rear hydraulically-extendable Volvo screeds are available for paving applications, as well as bolt-on extensions for wide paving applications.
Paving efficiency is enhanced on these models with a large, 12-ton (11 t) capacity hopper, which works in conjunction with independently controlled conveyors and augers to ensure a consistent flow of material to the screed. Synchronized folding, hydraulic front hopper wings deliver material to the conveyor system, minimizing material segregation. Hydrostatic drives for the independently controlled conveyors and augers ensure material is moved evenly to both sides of the screed. Each conveyor has a reverse feature, which helps control material and assist in clean-up. Proportional auger speed control and hydraulic auger height adjustments provide an optimal head of material in the auger channel. The large volume of asphalt throughput supports continuous production, regardless of paving width, thickness or speed.
Maintenance on these models is made easy with ground level accessibility to service points and wide opening service doors on the deck surface. Machine lifetime and productivity are further enhanced through a variety of customer service support channels. Customer service agreements are available, which provide customers with maximum cost control and minimum downtime. Access also is made available to the Volvo Road Institute, a program which, for nearly 50 years, has provided customers with relevant educational content delivered by industry experts, helping customers maximize productivity and machine performance.
For more information, call 717/532-9181 or visit www.volvo.com.