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Comfort, power and efficiency in one package with the new cab on SD75 and SD115 soil compactors

With new features designed to give powerful and efficient performance, Volvo introduces its new cab and ROPS/FOPS structure on the SD75 and SD115 single-drum soil compactors for the North American market.

The SD75 and SD115 single-drum soil compactors from Volvo Construction Equipment are designed for high productivity in all applications and at all material depths. With maximum compacting performance, high centrifugal force, high amplitude and drum weight combining to produce the energy necessary for excellent compaction and high machine productivity Volvo soil compactors achieve greater material density in fewer passes and new levels of comfort.

comfort-power-and-efficiency-in-one-package-968x500Comfort prioritized 

Safe and comfortable operators are productive operators. The new optional Volvo cab affords the operator a commanding view of the jobsite with its superior all-around visibility. The Volvo cab offers class-leading low noise levels. The molded roof, the wall segments and large surfaces are made of soft, noise absorbing material. Vibration is reduced, as well, via shock-absorbing cab mounts, for even greater operator comfort. 
Volvo cabs are protected from rollovers and falling objects by ROPS and FOPS structures.

A new instrument panel monitors the machine’s performance and displays diagnostic information, reducing the need for regular physical checks and increasing productivity and uptime. The spacious operator environment is outfitted with features like ample storage and legroom, ergonomic controls, an adjustable seat and cup holder.

Tailor-made performance

Flexibility is the name of the game, with a range of features that operators can use to adapt their machines specifically to the job. Dynamic drum forces can be easily changed to suit a wide range of terrain or depth of material. Using controls that are easy to reach in the cab, operators can select high amplitude with low frequency or low amplitude with high frequency, depending on changing soil types and conditions. A unique five-frequency feature boosts the machines’ versatility and performance even further. 

A center joint provides +/-38o of articulation and +/-17o of drum oscillation for stable, flexible machine performance and greater operator comfort over rough terrain. With the 66 in (SD75) / 84 in (SD115) drum in constant contact with the ground surface, compaction is smooth and uniform. 
he Volvo traction system provides excellent gradeability, preventing wheel or drum spin, and the drum frame provides the ability to negotiate slopes of up to 75%. The angled frame has been improved to allow better clearance in the approach to steep slopes.

For greater on-the-job flexibility, the drum can be quickly and easily converted to a padfoot drum with few tools and minimal equipment. The clamp-on padfoot shell allows the machine to work in different applications, thereby increasing its versatility. 

Powerful efficiency

With powerful new Volvo engines the single-drum compactors deliver powerful and efficient performance. Producing high torque at low rpm, the engines are compliant with Tier 4i regulations, for lower emissions and better fuel efficiency. Operating in smart power mode (available on the SD115) can reduce fuel consumption by up to 30% while lowering engine noise levels and emissions — all without negatively impacting compaction performance. A diesel particulate filter (DPF) burns off and eliminates material build-up inside the filter, further reducing emissions. 

Service is made simpler than ever with key service points grouped on one side of the compactor for straightforward maintenance and maximized uptime. The machine’s MATRIS system conveniently charts and analyzes data on machine handling and operation. And as with all Volvo products, the SD75 and SD115 are backed by an extensive service network that provides the peace of mind that comes with a worldwide infrastructure of technicians, workshops and dealers.



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

Specs Selection:

Model SD75 SD115
Drum Type Smooth Padfoot Smooth Padfoot Smooth Padfoot
Engine Volvo D3.8 Tier IVi Volvo D4 Tier IVi Volvo D6 Tier IVi
Rated Power kW / hp 75 / 99 @2600rpm 110 / 147.5 @2200rpm 129 / 173 @2200rpm
Operating weights incl. ROPS
kg 7,528 7,907 11,757 12,144 11,845 12,230
lbs 16,562 17,395 25,865 26,717 26,059 26,906
Drum width
mm 1,676 1,676 2,134 2,134 2,134 2,134
in 66 66 84 84 84 84
Vibration frequency
Hz 30.8 /33.8 27.5/33.8 30.8/33.8 27.5/33.8 30.8 / 33.8 27.5/33.8
vpm 1850 /2025 1650 /2025 1850 /2025 1650 /2025 1850 /2025 1650 /2025
Centrifugal force

high ampl. kN 143 133 258 270 258 270
lbs 32,100 30,000 58,000 60,700 58,000 60,700
low ampl. kN 104 135 207 264 207 264
lbs 23,300 30,300 46,600 59,400 46,600 59,400