July 2011, Vol. 66 No. 7

New Products

Volvo Unveils C-Series Skid Steer Loaders

Volvo Construction Equipment has launched its new C-Series skid-steer loader product line.

Later this year Volvo CE will launch further new models in the range, culminating in a full offering of radial and vertical lift wheeled and tracked models in all key rated operating capacity classes.

The wheeled models are the MC110C, MC115C, MC125C and MC135C with gross engine power range from 84 hp to 92 hp. The first four tracked models in the range are the MCT125C and MCT135C. Rated operating capacities for the tracked models range up to 3,200 pounds and gross engine power to 92 horsepower.

Featuring a unique single loader arm design, Volvo wheeled and tracked skid steer loaders deliver customers the superior loading performance and durability found in a traditional skid steer design, along with the improved visibility, safety and enhanced cab access of a side-entry machine.

Cab safer side access
Due to the single loader, tower arm design, cab access is easier and safer. Operators enter and exit the cab through a large, wide-opening side cab door. This eliminates the need for operators to climb onto and over the bucket or attachment, which many times can be muddy, wet or slippery. On wheeled machines, a bolt-on non-slip step under the door increases safe entry and exit of the cab. Side entry also eliminates an uncomfortable body turn required of operators to sit down in traditional skid-steer loader cab designs.

Work comfortably
Inside the Volvo cab, the operator’s environment has been redesigned for increased space, comfort and ease of use. The Volvo cab meets ROPS/FOPS standards, for safety and operator peace of mind. All controls and gauges are ergonomically placed to provide ease of use and comfort for prolonged productivity.

Visibility has also been enhanced due to the single tower loader arm design. Without the horizontal cross member found on most vertical lift machines, operators experience excellent all-around, class-leading visibility. The cab also features a large top window for improved visibility during truck loading. This aids safety when operating in tight or congested areas.

Easier service. Longer life
Another feature of the new Volvo C-Series is improved service access through a forward-tilting cab and large rear compartment service door. All service and maintenance points are accessible through simple, safe means. In addition, the side entry and exit of the cab makes it possible for the operator to engage the loader arm support without the aid of a second person. Because of the side door, the operator can stop the machine, safely exit the machine without walking under the load, and then walk around the rear of the machine to safely engage the support. www.volvo.com

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