The C-Series motor graders from Volvo Construction Equipment feature a powerful Tier 4 Final/Stage IV-compliant engine, delivering enhanced productivity with improved grading precision.
When the G900 series of Volvo motor graders was first introduced in 2006, the machines were already ahead of the curve, incorporating first-in-the-market features such as an 11-speed transmission, programmable auto-shift, shuttle shift and creep mode. Since then Volvo has continually updated the range in response to customer demand, as well as Volvo’s core values of safety, quality and environmental care – and is now recognized as the industry leader in operator comfort, stability and productivity.
The Tier 4 Final/Stage IV-compliant C-Series consists of four models: G930C, G940C, G946C (AWD) and G960C, catering to customers’ typical grading applications. The G900C graders are built in the Volvo facility in Shippensburg, PA and will be offered to customers throughout North America and Europe.
Volvo’s G900C graders incorporate the latest D8J engines, designed and built by Volvo, delivering the ultimate combination of high performance, quiet operation and low fuel consumption. G900C engines provide three variable power ranges when equipped with eight speed transmission and eight variable power ranges when equipped with 11 speed transmission. Preliminary tests show savings of up to 5% in fuel consumption with superior reliability, durability and ease of operation.
The unique eight-speed or optional 11-speed transmissions have been further enhanced, providing self-calibration for extra smooth gear changes, an anti-stalling feature and automatic speed matching gears.
The clean and comfortable operator environment, with effective noise insulation and climate control, helps to eliminate operator fatigue for accurate and productive work shifts. In the spacious ROPS/FOPS certified cab, the operator has excellent visibility to the moldboard as well as all-round visibility to the work site. Adjustability of the industry standard controls has been improved to suit various operator requirements.
Optional joystick controls further simplify machine operation. The steering is enabled either by the joystick or by traditional steering wheel. Directional and gear controls are incorporated in the joystick controls, including stop-at-center articulation control. The operators can customize moldboard hydraulic response with the intuitive touch screen to suit their own skill level or grading application. When equipped with joystick controls, the G900C Series offers full plug-and-play compatibility for fast installation of Topcon, Trimble or Leica automatic blade control systems.
The G900C Series also incorporates an all-new braking system, consisting of four independent multiple wet-disc brake units featuring cross-over actuation and accumulator back-up for highly reliable and safe operation.
The easy-to-read Volvo Contronics instrument panel displays machine operation and performance in a real time. Integrated with Volvo’s MATRIS system, the grader records numerous operational data points, providing clear diagnostics. The exclusive Volvo CareTrack system enables remote machine communications, allowing fleet managers to get all the necessary information they need about their machines in a matter of seconds, even if they are hundreds of kilometers from the work site.
Volvo graders are recognized for easy service access through the gull-wing engine doors, hinged radiator grill and non-stacked cooling cores. Convenient access to the fuel and DEF/AdBlue® fill points has been enabled through a hinged, lockable panel for easy ground level fueling. A single key is used for all locking panels and the daily service checks require no tools. Greasing is done through remote greasing points, conveniently grouped to save time while servicing. Circle and moldboard Duramide® bearing requires little attention and provides extremely long life.
|Engine||Volvo D8 Tier 4F/ Stage IV|
|Base, Net engine power
||173 hp||195 hp||222 hp||222 hp|
|(129 kW)||(146 kW)||(166 kW)||(166 kW)|
|Net peak torque
||775 ft-lbs||790 ft-lbs||893 ft-lbs||893 ft-lbs|
|(1051 Nm)||(1071 Nm)||(1211 Nm)||(1211 Nm)|
|Base operating weight
||35,420 lbs||37,430 lbs||38,510 lbs||39,830 lbs|
|(16,070 kg)||(16,980 kg)||(17,470 kg)||(18,070 kg)|
||22,950 lbs||24,255 lbs||33,957 lbs||25,812 lbs|
|(10,413 kg)||(11,007 kg)||(15,177 kg)||(11,709 kg)|
|Blade down force
||17,255lbs||18,102 lbs||18,620 lbs||19,259 lbs|
|(7,839 kg)||(8,218 kg)||(8,460 kg)||(8,754 kg)|