1/2/2014 

Volvo Construction Equipment to launch C-Series skid steer loaders in the Middle East



C-Series SSL

Featuring a pioneering single loader arm design, the Volvo wheeled skid steer loaders deliver customers with superior loading performance and durability compared to that found in traditional skid steer designs, along with the improved visibility, safety and enhanced cab access. The loader arm provides strength and reliability, and effectively distributes the load over the single loader arm. Without the horizontal cross member found on two-arm machines, operators experience excellent all-around, class-leading visibility. The cab also features a large top window for improved visibility during truck loading. 

Excellent lifting characteristics makes the Volvo C-Series ideal for truck loading and a wide range of material handling applications. Each model features good tip height and reach, along with powerful lift capacity – making Volvo skid steer loaders highly efficient in repeated load and carry operations. Powerful engines deliver proven power and dependability.

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 can be muddy or slippery. A non-slip step increases safe entry and exit of the cab. Side entry also eliminates the uncomfortable body turn required of operators in order to sit down in traditional skid steer loader cab designs. 

Inside the Volvo cab, the operator’s environment has been redesigned with increased space, comfort and ease-of-use in mind. 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. Unlike old format machines, the new Volvo cab is sealed and pressurised, keeping dust out and noise (and operator fatigue) levels down. More importantly, in an emergency exit situation these machines are much easier to get out of than traditional format skid steers, as exit is gained through the large front window. (With traditional format machines you have to crawl out of a much smaller rear window.)

The left-hand machine control pod easily hinges rearward with the assistance of a single gas strut, allowing for easy machine entry and exit. The right control pod features a wrap-around seat bar designed to comfortably fit operators of all sizes, and acts as a rest for the operator’s right arm. Both armrests on top of the control pods are well cushioned, and the left hand control pod tilts open to reveal ample storage space. A 12V power outlet is also located inside.

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. A best-in-class fuel tank capacity allows operators to spend less downtime refuelling the machine, delivering longer operating shifts for greater productivity. 

Full range of attachments
As one would expect of a machine type that is widely acknowledged as a highly diverse tool carrier, Volvo offers an extensive range of attachments for the C-series Series Skid Steer loaders. The full range has been purpose built to increase productivity and profitability across varying segments including building, landscaping, demolition and road construction. These attachments are fully supported by Volvo and are delivered with Volvo manuals as well as parts breakdown and warranty cover from Volvo.

Model specifications – Wheeled models: 

Model

MC60C

MC70C

Lift arm path

Radial

Radial

SAE Gross

(DIN ISO3046)

48 hp

36 kW

59 hp

45 kW

Rated operating capacity (SAE)

1,350 lbs

610 kg

1,550 lbs

700 kg

 

ENDS.

For further information please contact:

Steve Skinner
Corporate Communication Manager –
Sales Region EMEA (Europe – Middle East – Africa)
Volvo Construction Equipment,
Moorfield Road, Duxford,      
Cambridge, CB22 4QX,      
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 251706
Email: steve.skinner@volvo.com

Brian O’Sullivan
SE10,
London,
United Kingdom.
Tel: +44 (0) 207 107 2003
Email: osullivan@se10.com