CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT North America

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Tips and Tricks videos

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 Crawler Excavators

Tips & Tricks with Crawler Excavators: How to use the Boom Float

Our Product Manager, Rob Palermo, describes the optional Boom Float function that can relieve pump pressure from the cylinders when lowering the boom and reallocating it for other purposes. In this video we will show you the benefits of the Boom Float function, the features it has and how to activate it on our Volvo Crawler Excavators.

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Tips & Tricks with Crawler Excavators: How to Use Work Modes

Our Product Manager, Matt McLean, walks us through the various integrated work modes available in our Volvo Crawler Excavators, what they are used for and how they are better than the competition. The four mode options available are Idle Mode, Fine Mode, General Mode and Heavy Mode. Matt explains when and why to use each of these modes and how it separates Volvo apart from the competition by allowing the operators to get full power without running on full throttle to save fuel.

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How To Inspect An Excavator Undercarriage

An undercarriage is the most expensive part of an excavator. Knowing how to spot wear can save you thousands when buying a used machine. Volvo Used Equipment Manager Jared Haughton points out how to inspect key components.

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How To Detach and Attach Volvo Excavator Universal Quick Coupler

Step by step instructions for detaching and attaching the universal quick coupler for Volvo E-Series excavators.

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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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Tips and Tricks with Wheel Loaders

How Volvo Reverse By Braking Works

Volvo's patented Reverse By Braking (RBB), standard on Volvo L110H-L260H wheel loaders, helps increase productivity without putting added stress on the drivetrain. Watch how RBB works in action.

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