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Volvo's New Generation Tooth System Gives Buckets Something to Chew On

Mon April 15, 2019 - National Edition
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Volvo’s new tooth system has a longer life and higher penetration.
Volvo’s new tooth system has a longer life and higher penetration.
Volvo’s new tooth system has a longer life and higher penetration. The new tooth system helps to distribute stress while working. The teeth and adaptors are specifically matched to the specification, size and model of machine.

Aimed at Volvo's larger excavators and wheel loaders, the new generation Volvo Tooth System features higher penetration, longer life — and an easy "hammer-less" fitting system.

Volvo Construction Equipment's medium and large wheel loaders and excavators now have more to smile about — an all new premium tooth system that not only increases productivity and fuel efficiency, but also is more wear resistant and much easier to fit, due to its hammer-less pin design.

Offered for Volvo wheel loaders between L60 to L350, and for Volvo excavators from 15.4 ton (14 t) capacity up to its largest 104.7 ton (95 t) machine, the new tooth system digs deeper and stays sharper for longer. The low profile design offers greater penetration capability and higher bucket fills, offering quicker cycle times and as much as an extra 20 percent more penetration over the life of the tooth — boosting productivity and extending effective tooth life. The design also features a more self-sharpening design, further helping to reduce fuel consumption.

Fitting Geometry

The new tooth system helps to distribute stress while working.

Protected welding, stronger adaptor nose and clever design helps give the system added robustness, while the system's greater durability means longer change intervals and reduced bucket wear. Because they are designed exclusively for these Volvo machines, the teeth and adaptors are specifically matched to the specification, size and model of machine.

Featuring smooth surfaces in critical areas, the new tooth system helps to distribute stress while working. With the optimum balance of wear protection and weight, the tooth system has been engineered to unlock the potential of these machines — delivering maximum performance, breakout force and uptime.

Place. Push. Twist.

The ultimate in wear parts, even the best teeth need to be replaced eventually, but changing teeth with Volvo's new generation tooth system couldn't be easier — or faster, according to the manufacture. A true hammer-less system, the teeth feature a new locking system that has a reusable locking pin. Offering excellent fit and retention — and an auto-tightening effect once fitted, the reusable pin locks into place simple by twisting it a quarter turn. Taking just a few minutes, installation couldn't be simpler — place, push and twist — that's it.

The Right Tooth for the Task

The teeth and adaptors are specifically matched to the specification, size and model of machine.

There are five types of tooth available for the excavators: general purpose, abrasive material and rock, pick point, twin pick and spade nose. There are two adaptor types offered, and also an optional mechanical wear cap available, which fits on the standard adaptor and extends tooth life further. For wheel loaders there are three types of tooth available — general purpose, abrasive material and rock, along with three types of adaptor.

For more information, visit www.volvoce.com.