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SD110 – the site preparation specialist

Designed for large scale compaction duties, the SD110 is a single drum soil compactor from Volvo Construction Equipment that makes light work of exacting site conditions.

From large-scale residential, commercial and industrial site preparation, to highways and other civil engineering projects, the SD110 single drum soil compactor from Volvo Construction Equipment offers powerful drum performance in a range of compaction duties.
The 11 125 kg SD110 compactor is being introduced to the Indian and other selected international markets. It is powered by a turbocharged Volvo D5 Tier 3/Stage III engine that delivers 133 hp of powerful performance, as well as low emissions and economical fuel usage. This power is transferred via a hydrostatic axle drive that is fitted with a two speed, variable piston transmission. Low speed operation is intended for compaction applications, while High speed drive is useful for quick worksite changes. The heavy duty, no-spin differential axles provide increased traction and gradeability by restricting the two wheels to the same rotational speed. Maximum grade angle is 55o.
A significant feature of the SD110 is its stability. Weight is balanced over the drum and tyres for enhanced traction and gradeability. This enables the drum mass to act together with the dynamic forces of the drum amplitude and frequency, leading to fewer passes, reduced voids and efficient compaction. Stability is further enhanced, as is maneuverability, by an articulation joint that provides +/- 17o of oscillation angle – helping to maintain the drum with the ground, while +/-38o of frame articulation offers good maneuverability. 
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Changing soil & ground conditions 

The ability to compensate for changing soil and ground conditions comes in the form of variable vibration frequencies, which are easily adjustable from the operator’s console, from 0-30 Hz (0-1,800 vpm). The operator can also select either High or Low amplitude settings, depending on application and conditions. In addition, the smooth drum of the SD110 can be fitted with an optional clamp-on pad foot shell and scraper bar, for added versatility.

Operation convenience and safety 

Special emphasis has been placed on the convenience and safety of the operator. The vibration-isolated operator platform and the ergonomic layout of controls contribute to a low fatigue workplace environment. The operator sits in an ROPS/FOPS protected structure that gives excellent all-round visibility, while a back up alarm is fitted that automatically sounds when the machine is put into reverse, providing greater operator and site safety. Service braking is provided through the hydrostatic propulsion system, while parking/secondary braking is spring applied, and released on axle and drum drive motors.

Easy maintenance

The engine and hydraulic components are easily accessible, thanks to a swing up engine hood. Daily checks on engine, battery, radiator, filters etc can be reached from ground level, helping ensure that maintenance is properly conducted. As with all Volvo products, the DD110 is backed up with a supportive and knowledgeable dealer network. Supplying genuine parts, highly trained experts can provide a range of solutions to keep Volvo customers’ machines productively working and earning.


Tiffany Cheng

Head of Brand, Marketing and Corporate Communication
Regions Asia and China
Volvo Construction Equipment

Åsa Alström

Head of Strategic Communications
Volvo Construction Equipment

Operating weight
w/ ROPS (kg)
width (mm)
frequency (Hz)
centrifugal force (kN)
11 125
2 134
High: 309
Low: 224
(with optional drum drive)
11 212
2 134
High: 300
Low: 220
(with pad foot)
11 932 2 134 30 High: 314
Low: 234