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Are you looking for Tips and Tricks for construction equipment? You have come to the right the place. We want to give you the advice and help to make your time on the job more efficient. With these videos you will find simple features on our Volvo machines that you may not know about. Each video is about 1-2 mins long so that you can get back out there and work.

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Tips and Tricks with Skid Steer Loaders

Tips & Tricks with Skid Steers & Track Loaders: How to Use the Electric Quick Attachment Function

Our Skid Steer Loaders Product Manager, Kevin Scotese, shows us how to use the optional electric quick attachment coupler on all C-Series Volvo Skid Steers & Compact Loaders to ease the removal and insertion of your attachment quickly and effectively..

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Tips & Tricks with Skid Steers & Track Loaders: How to Use the High Speed Function

Our Skid Steer Loaders Product Manager, Kevin Scotese, shows us how to engage & use the optional high speed function on all C-Series Skid Steers & Compact Loaders. Typically this function is used similar to a car’s cruise control function to keep the skid steer or track loader driving at the same speed while engaged.

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Tips & Tricks with Skid Steers & Track Loaders: How to Use the Creep Speed Function

Our Skid Steer Loaders Product Manager, Kevin Scotese, shows us how to engage & use the optional creep speed function on all C-Series Skid Steers & Compact Loaders. Typically this function is used similar to a car’s cruise control function to keep the skid steer or track loader driving at the same speed while engaged. This functionality is best for milling, snow blowing and trenching applications..

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Tips & Tricks with Skid Steers Loaders: How to Relieve the Pressure Auxiliary Hydraulic Couplers

Our Skid Steer Loaders Product Manager, Kevin Scotese, shows us how to relive the pressure on the auxiliary hydraulic couplers on all Tier 4 Skid Steers & Compact Loaders to ease the removal and insertion. By pressing and holding the hydraulic coupler for 5 full seconds, it will relieve the pressure from the system and make it easier -- and safer -- to remove the auxiliary hydraulic hoses.

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Tips & Tricks with Skid Steers & Track Loaders: How to Use Parallel Lift Function

Our Skid Steer Loaders Product Manager, Kevin Scotese, shows us how to use the optional parallel lift function on all C-Series Skid Steers & Compact Loaders. Typically this function is used with palette fork when you want to keep the load parallel to the ground.

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Tips & Tricks with Skid Steer Loaders: How to Engage Boom Suspension

Our Skid Steer Loaders Product Manager, Kevin Scotese, shows us how to engage the optional boom suspension functionality on all C-Series Skid Steers & Compact Loaders.

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Tips & Tricks with Skid Steer Loaders: How to Engage High Flow

Our Skid Steer Loaders Product Manager, Kevin Scotese, shows us how to engage the optional auxiliary high flow hydraulic function on all C-Series Skid Steers & Compact Loaders.

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Tips and Tricks with Compact Excavators

Tips & Tricks with Compact Excavators: How to Use the Auto Idle Function

Our Compact Excavators Product Manager, John Comrie, shows us how to use the auto idle standard feature in all compact excavators and how to turn the feature on and off. It is standard for the machine to auto idle when the operator’s hand is off of the joystick for more than 5 seconds, or when stepping out of the cab. The auto idle functionality provides greater safety, fuel efficiency and longer engine life.

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Tips & Tricks with Compact Excavators: How to Use the Dozer and Float Blade

Our Compact Excavators Product Manager, John Comrie, shows us how to use the dozer blades and float feature that come standard with all Volvo compact excavators. All dozer blades are built tough and used for backfilling and clearing, but with the float functionality, it can also be used for fine grading work to assist the operator to do back dragging and fine finishing. The dozer blade will automatically float above the surface to allow for smooth back grading. The dozer blade with float functionality provides the operator with more versatility and speed as the excavator can clear and grade in one fluid motion.

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