Volvo CE, the construction equipment division of Volvo, has launched its newest paver in India, the mid-sized P6820C ABG.
Powered by Volvo’s D6E COM IIIA/EPA Tier 3 engine, the new Volvo P6820C tracked paver is more powerful than its predecessor, while providing lower fuel consumption and less noise.
As the Indian government continues to develop its road building programme, Vovo said that contractors will its new paver an ideal solution to help meet increasingly ambitious construction schedules.
Dimitrov Krishnan, vice president and head of Volvo CE India, said infrastructure development remains a key focus in the country and highlighted increasing market demand for mid-sized road paving equipment that does not compromise on quality.
“We are seeing more interest in equipment at the lower end of the scale as construction of smaller roads in more rural areas gathers pace. This reflects a maturing of the road network in India with many major routes now well into development, requiring work on the byways which will feed the arterial roads,” he said. “The new mid-sized P6820C perfectly addresses this issue, offering an ideal combination of productivity and flexibility.”
The P6820C is fitted with an emission-compliant engine. Fuel consumption is further reduced when the operator uses smart power mode, which lowers engine RPM 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. These features combined with smart power can dramatically decrease noise levels, compared with the competition.
The P6820C, with the Volvo Variomatic screed, offers a high degree of flexibility when frequently changing paving widths, up to twice the basic screed width — from 2.5 to 5 or from 3 to 6 meters. By adding extensions, it can pave up to nine meter widths.
It can also handle a range of materials, from wearing course and binder course to base course and frost protection layers. Independent hydrostatic drives, for both bar conveyors and augers, ensure the paving material is delivered evenly to both sides of the screed.
The operator environment is ergonomically designed with an adjustable seat and affords the operator an all-around view that allows for more productivity.
Volvo pavers are available with Care Kits, to guarantee longer life and better performance of wear parts, and customer service agreements (CSAs), which bundle service and maintenance offerings into comprehensive packages that cater to a variety of customer needs. And as with all Volvo products, the P6820C tracked paver is backed by Volvo CE’s extensive service network in India.