Volvo pavers are known for their high-quality output, and the new 7000 series pavers, born from the Blaw-Knox legacy, are no exception. These latest models are even more efficient than before, as they’re now powered by Volvo’s premium 175 kW (235 hp) Tier 4i-compliant D8 engine, which decreases engine emissions while increasing fuel efficiency. The engine’s diesel particulate filter (DPF) and active, semi-automatic regeneration process work seamlessly, without interrupting the machine’s performance or decreasing productivity. Starting the paver in cold weather is made easier, thanks to an available pump decoupler that disengages non-essential pumps for more consistent start-ups.
The P7110 and P7170 are also powerfully precise, with a four-sensor feed system that automatically matches proper delivery and flow of material to the paver’s speed for smooth, even paving. With the simple press of a button on the control panel, both the driver and screed operator can hydraulically extend two-stage tunnels for better control of the material and a consistent material head in front of the screed — resulting in a high quality mat. Flow gates, as well as other options, are available to tailor machines to meet individual contractor’s needs. The Blaw-Kote® protective coating prevents asphalt from sticking to vital components - providing better wear characteristics and longer life.
The P7110 and P7170 pavers offer 360° visibility, giving operators an all-around view of the paving process for greater comfort and confidence. Volvo’s single-level platform permits the operator to move freely, easily and safely. Large steps, handrails and anti-slip plates allow the operator to access and exit the platform safely. Dual rotating, tiltable consoles mean greater versatility: the operator can choose to operate the machine from either side, and an adjustable seat that can be extended beyond the edge of the paver makes for better visibility as well as comfort, leading to even greater operator productivity. Steering on the tracked P7110 is controlled by two levers on the seat console, while maneuvering on the wheeled P7170 is by a steering wheel. Controls are intuitively clustered by function for ease of use and are backlit for use at night or in low-light conditions.
The P7110 and P7170’s SmokEater® fume extraction system removes fumes at 83% efficiency without obstructing the operator’s view into the auger channel. The fan captures and conveys fumes from the auger channel through the paver and out through the integral exhaust/fumes stack. The design eliminates the need for extra ducting —preventing power losses, increasing efficiency, and offering excellent visibility into the auger channel.
In paving, speed and quality are equally important, and Volvo’s industry-leading screeds provide top paving quality for a smooth and uniform mat. A variety of front and rear hydraulically extendable Volvo screeds are available for your paving applications, as well as bolt-on extensions for wide paving applications. Volvo screeds produce high compaction levels, reducing the time for subsequent roller compaction, and resulting in a smooth, high-quality mat.
The large 12-ton capacity hopper further increases paving efficiency, working in conjunction with the independently controlled conveyors and augers to ensure a consistent flow of material to the screed. Folding, hydraulic front hopper wings deliver material to the conveyor system minimizing material segregation. Available, reversible hydrostatic drives for the independently controlled conveyors and augers ensure the paving material is moved evenly to both sides of the screed. Proportional auger speed control, hydraulic auger height adjustments, and reversible auger rotation, provide the optimal head of material in the auger channel. The large volume of asphalt throughput supports continuous production, regardless of paving width, thickness or paving speed.
The P7110 and P7170 make maintenance simple with excellent ground level service accessibility and wide opening service doors on the deck surface. Customer Service Agreements offer service and maintenance for maximum cost control, and minimum downtime. Volvo also makes available access to the Volvo Road Institute, which, for nearly 50 years, has been training and supporting customers with its staff of expert instructors. As with all Volvo products, the P7110 and P7170 pavers are backed by an extensive service network that provides the peace of mind that comes with an experienced worldwide network of technicians, workshops and dealers.