The new Volvo A25G and A30G articulated haulers are suited to a wide variety of applications in quarries, mining and earthmoving.
The haulers’ turbocharged six-cylinder Volvo engines have been redesigned to adhere to Tier 4 Final emissions regulations. The Volvo drivetrain and a unique inline dropbox designed for high ground clearance and help optimize performance. The drivetrain’s design delivers high rimpull, lowers fuel consumption and provides reliability in heavy-duty applications. Oil-cooled wet multiple disc brakes on the A35 and A40 models are now being introduced on the A25G and A30G, which the OEM says reduces maintenance costs and increases uptime, even on muddy or dusty jobsites. The retardation system controls downhill hauling speeds using wheel brakes and the Volvo engine brake.
Automatic traction control (ATC) and unique 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 100 percent 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 in tough conditions and maximizing uptime.
The centrally positioned ROPS/FOPS-equipped Volvo Care Cab gives the operator a commanding view of the jobsite, and ergonomically positioned controls are designed for ease of use. For operator comfort the models feature an optional air-suspended seat, optional armrests and head restraints, and low noise levels.
Without a threshold to cross, the cab can be easily and safely entered through a wide-opening door. And the G-Series climate control system comes with air filtration.