Powered by Volvo’s D6E COM IIIA/EPA Tier 3 engine, the paver is considerably more powerful than its predecessor, while providing lower fuel consumption and less noise.
Volvo CE launches its newest paver into India – the mid-sized P6820C ABG. The unit offers a winning combination of power, production capacity, and precision for excellent paving quality, with perfectly smooth mats.
The new Volvo P6820C tracked paver – equipped for high performance – is an all-around paving solution. Powered by Volvo’s D6E COM IIIA/EPA Tier 3 engine, the paver is considerably more powerful than its predecessor, while providing lower fuel consumption and less noise. As the Indian government continues to develop its road building program, contractors will find Volvo’s 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 per cent,” claims Dimitrov.
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 metres. By adding extensions, it can pave up to nine meter widths. With a Volvo fixed screed, the P6820C is proven to be effective when paving up to 700 tonnes per hour at 9 metres width. This level of throughput makes the paver versatile enough for a range of applications, including municipal and main roads, highways and waste storage areas.
Wired for productivity
The operator environment is ergonomically designed with an adjustable seat and affords the operator an all-around view that allows for more productivity. From the operator’s platform, a direct view into the hopper, the auger channel and the work area provides the conditions for achieving high-quality paving. The swivelling, tilting, extendable control panel features the newest Electronic Paver Management II system (EPM II), which controls all functions and guides the operator, step by step, through working functions. The easy-to-read back lit controls on the panel permit working around the clock.
Maintenance of the P6820C track paver has been simplified, with improved service access from the operator’s platform to service points, via large opening compartments. An optional central lubrication system automates lube maintenance. A canopy that is quick and easy to fold down allows easy transport, too.