News & media : Volvo expands its compact track loader line with the introduction of the MCT110C - G.W. Van Keppel
1/29/2014

Volvo expands its compact track loader line with the introduction of the MCT110C



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Volvo Construction Equipment has launched the new MCT110C compact track loader in North America. This unit with a rated operating capacity of 2,250 pounds completes the range of compact track loaders filling the gap between the Volvo MCT85C and MCT125C. As the compact track loader market has developed, this model size class has grown into the second largest and represents 25 percent of the total market.

The MCT110C is the latest addition to the high-performing C-Series line of compact track loaders from Volvo — which comes in a wide range of choices. With the addition of the 2,250 pound rated operating capacity MCT110C, Volvo now offers four tracked models — the radial lift MCT110C and the vertical lift MCT85C, MT125C and MCT135C. The MCT110C shares the same assortment of high-end features with the other compact track loaders and skid steer loaders. Most notably — the powerful Tier 4 Final four-cylinder engine (74 hp / 55 kW), which features an advanced combustion system that cuts emissions while increasing fuel economy. Due to the cooled exhaust gas recirculation (EGR), common rail system and fixed-geometry turbocharger, a diesel particulate filter isn’t required — which is critical for such a compact machine.

Service made simple
Staying on top of the MCT110C’s vital data is simple, with two consoles at the front of the cab that present important information in an easy-to-read manner. The operator can select between three levels of control sensitivity to suit the application at hand, as well as operating preferences. An optional control pattern choice gives further flexibility, allowing the operator to select between Volvo ISO and H patterns.

With an automatic idling system, the machine automatically returns to idle if controls aren’t operated for five seconds. This not only reduces fuel consumption for lowered running costs, but also cuts noise on the jobsite. Once the operator resumes use of controls, the engine picks up rpms nearly instantaneously to revert to the pre-selected speed.

An optional reversible fan can be fitted to the machine to remove debris drawn into the radiator and automatically clean the compact track loader’s cooling system. Another feature is convenient service access through the 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 make 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.

These Volvo Tier 4 Final machines are fitted with a three-stage air cleaner, with active scavenging for enhanced engine life, reduced maintenance and longer service intervals.

Intelligent design
Due to the single loader tower arm design, cab access is easier and safer than that of its competitors. 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; it also eliminates the uncomfortable body turn required of operators in order to sit down in traditional compact track loader cab designs. On Volvo skid steer loaders and compact track loaders, a non-slip step increases safe entry and exit of the cab. The cab is also ROPS / FOPS protected for added peace of mind.

Class-leading operator comfort comes standard, with cabs that are 30 percent larger than those of the competition. The sealed, pressurized work environment is ergonomically designed and offers a comfortable seat and armrests, and low noise levels. Visibility is superb, due to the single tower loader arm design. Without the horizontal cross bar normally found on vertical lift machines, operators are afforded an unrivalled, all-around view of the jobsite, and large top windows further improve visibility during truck loading — aiding safety when operating in tight or congested areas.

The versatile C-Series can be equipped with a wide range of Volvo attachments — including buckets, augers, pallet forks, trenchers, dozer blades and hydraulic breakers — designed to help complete any task. And, like all Volvo products, the C-Series compact track loader range is backed by an extensive service network that provides the peace of mind that comes with an extensive, worldwide infrastructure of technicians, workshops and dealers.

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