Volvo PF6110 Tracked Paver Provides Innovative Solutions
Better Roads Staff | July 2, 2008
Paving performance is increased with global technology utilized in the Volvo PF6110 tracked paver. The auger system on the PF6110 is independent of the conveyor system. Each of the two auger and conveyor drives uses sonic sensors for more precise handling of material. The conveyor system has chains that are automatically tensioned for proper performance and less downtime. The conveyor chain cover cleans itself, providing easier maintenance. Reversible augers and conveyors are available as optional equipment.
Hopper capacity for the series is 14.4 tons (13.1 metric tons), giving the paver a practical production rate of 820 tons (744 metric tons) per hour.
A 205 horsepower (153 kilowatts) Cummins Tier 3 engine powers the PF6110 paver. The
PF6110 has a paving speed of 246 feet per minute (74.9 meters per minute) and a travel speed of
10 miles per hour (16.1 kilometers per hour). The paver includes a 30-kilowatt (37.5 kVa) generator with four 110-volt outlets.
The operator station features a new layout and a digital display. The display provides the operator with onboard diagnostic capabilities in four languages. The PF6110 has dual control stations. Both control consoles rotate and can pivot at two points for comfort and each seat may be extended beyond the edge of the machine for improved visibility.
A technically advanced, hydrostatic direct-traction drive system on the paver eliminates 70 percent of all mechanical drivetrain components to reduce maintenance costs.
The continuous and flexible rubber tracks on the PF6110 have larger, oscillating bogies that provide optimal ground contact and traction. A Blaw-Kote release agent spray system is integrated into the machine, with a push-button operation, to keep the tracks clean and provide easier maintenance.
The PF6110 paver has a screed width of 10 feet (3 meters) and a maximum paving width of 26 feet (7.92 meters). Volvo offers the widest selection of screeds in the industry, including the Omni Series. The Omni 318 is a vibratory, power extendible screed designed with front-mounted extensions. The Omni 300 is a fixed screed and the Omni 306 is configured with strike-offs. Screeds with rear-mounted extensions are also being introduced and include the Omni 1000, a vibratory screed; the Omni 1010, a vibratory / single-tamping screed and the Omni 1020, a vibratory / dual-tamping screed.
Maximum screed temperature control is achieved through three electric, independent heating circuits. Each section has three heater bars to provide consistent heat for the entire screed surface. These bars are accessible without removing the screed plates for quick maintenance.
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