Posted April 10, 2014

New Volvo A25G and A30G articulated haulers

The G-Series haulers provide new features to increase comfort and productivity, tackling a wide variety of applications in quarries, mining and earthmoving.

Volvo A30GThe turbocharged six-cylinder Volvo engines meet Tier 4 Final emissions regulations. The drivetrain and inline dropbox designed for high ground clearance are purpose-built to ensure performance. The drivetrain delivers high rimpull, lowers fuel consumption and provides reliability in heavy-duty applications. The haulers feature oil-cooled wet multiple disc brakes to reduce maintenance costs and increase uptime, even on muddy or dusty jobsites, the company reports. The retardation system controls downhill hauling speeds using wheel brakes and the engine brake.

Automatic traction control (ATC) and differential locks are standard. The ATC system automatically switches between drive combinations of 6 x 6 and 6 x 4 to ensure lower fuel consumption or maximum traction when needed. If necessary, all differentials can be locked, causing all wheels to rotate at the same speed for maximized traction in slippery conditions.

The maintenance-free rotating hitch that connects the tractor to the trailer enables high ground clearance, boosting accessibility and drivability. The centrally positioned ROPS/FOPS-equipped cab gives the operator a commanding view; ergonomically positioned controls are designed for ease of use. An optional air-suspended seat, optional armrests and head restraints, and low noise levels further increase operator comfort and productivity.

Without a threshold to cross, the cab can be easily and safely entered through a wide-opening door. The climate control system includes an air filtration system for clearer breathing — even on dusty jobsites. The G-Series provides machine owners, operators and technicians with access to a wealth of data that promotes greater uptime — thereby lowering costs and increasing productivity. These machines come fitted as standard with CareTrack®, the Volvo telematics system. Accessed remotely, CareTrack provides machine information such as fuel consumption and service reminders that allow improved planning and operation.

Designed for safe and easy maintenance, the front grill swings down and functions as a service platform with anti-slip steps. The engine compartment has a 90-degree tilting hood for easy access to filters and service points. On the new models, the hydraulic tank, after-treatment system, muffler, fuel tank and refueling pipe have all been relocated to more intuitive locations, allowing for even easier maintenance.