Equipment

G900C Motor Graders

Volvo Construction Equipment

December 3, 2014 - Equipment

<p><em>Photo courtesy of Volvo.</em></p>

Volvo Construction Equipment’s final Tier 4-compliant C-Series motor graders consists of four models — G930C, G940C, G946C (AWD) and G960C — and are built in the company’s manufacturing facility in Pennsylvania.

The C-Series motor graders include the latest D8J engines, designed and built by Volvo. The engines provide three variable power ranges when equipped with a standard eight-speed transmission and eight variable power ranges when equipped with an optional 11-speed transmission. Preliminary tests show savings of up to 5% in fuel consumption.

The operator environment has effective noise insulation and climate control to help eliminate operator fatigue. All models have a spacious, standard-equipped ROPS/FOPS certified cab with excellent visibility to the moldboard, as well as all-round visibility to the work site. Hydraulics and steering can be controlled by traditional levers and a steering wheel or optional joystick controls.

All models of the G900C-Series range are built with the tool carrier concept. The mounting locations for all common attachments from Volvo and third party suppliers are incorporated into the frame.

Additional machine options include engine idle shutdown with variable time delay settings, an anti-theft system, LED headlights and work lights, and a portable LED service light for the engine compartment. Operators also have the option to pre-program the shuttle shift to allow unrestricted gear shifts when moving between forward and reverse gears — without using the brakes or inching pedal.

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