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Volvo SD45B soil compactor debuts at The Rental Show

The SD45B compactor from Volvo Construction Equipment is an excellent addition to any rental fleet — providing unmatched versatility and ease of service to ensure a low total cost of ownership and high return on investment.

Packed with technologically advanced features, the SD45B soil compactor adapts to the application and jobsite, helping the operator achieve the next level of performance.

The SD45B compactor is designed for commercial and residential site development, utility installations, driveways and landscaping jobs. Providing up to 12 degrees of oscillation and 41 degrees of frame articulation in each direction, the SD45B offers the stability and versatility required to compact in confined areas. To optimize performance, the optional Volvo strike-off blade and padfoot shell kit further help to match the exact application and material type.

The fully integrated traction system provides superior climbing capabilities, even on steep inclines or slippery surfaces. The system, combined with the NoSPIN® differential, limits wheel or drum spin, improving productivity and safety.

Powerfully productive
In addition to ensuring a versatile performance, the Volvo SD45B compactor is also designed to drive down operating costs. The class-leading drum system enables the operator to achieve target density in fewer passes by combining a heavy drum weight, high amplitude (1.99 mm / 0.078 in) and high centrifugal force (93 kN / 21,132 lb). When the machine is returned to neutral, the vibration system automatically shuts off, preventing over-compaction and enhancing ease of operation.

The Volvo Tier 4 Final D3.3 engine delivers high torque at low engine speeds, providing good fuel efficiency without compromising power. When controls are inactive for more than five seconds, the automatic idle feature reduces the engine speed, further decreasing fuel consumption. During the work process, the passive regeneration cleans the filters automatically without any input from the operator or negative impact on performance.

Controlled compaction
Not only is the SD45B compactor built to work hard, it also has operator safety and productivity at its core. The ROPS/FOPS certified canopy, for example, offers protection without restricting all-round visibility. To enhance comfort and ease of operation, all controls are ergonomically positioned from the adjustable operator seat. Because the controls are of the same format found in Volvo’s larger single drum models, a greater pool of operators can intuitively control the SD45B.

Thanks to its compact size, the SD45B can be swiftly and safely moved around jobsites. The soil compactor can easily be loaded onto a transport vehicle without removing components. For added efficiency, the two-piece, clamp-on padfoot shell kit can be installed or removed in less than an hour.

Unmatched uptime, backed for a lifetime
Efficient from the ground up, the machine is designed for quick and safe serviceability, with minimal maintenance costs. As standard on Volvo B-series soil compactors, the single drum compactor’s tiltable platform and hinged engine allow for simple access to all major hydraulic components and service points. The SD45B is also backed by the Volvo Lifetime Frame and Structure Warranty, which covers the frame and articulation joint for the entirety of the initial period of ownership.

Volvo also offers a range of aftermarket services to avoid unscheduled downtime and better control costs. Solutions such as Genuine Volvo Parts, MATRIS diagnostic software and Customer Support Agreements help to ensure Volvo compactors maximize return on investment for their owners.

Visit us at The Rental Show
The SD45B soil compactor will make its public debut at The Rental Show in Orlando, Florida, from Feb. 27 to Mar. 1, 2017. Stop by booth 5969 to see the latest in compact equipment and more from Volvo Construction Equipment.

Key specifications:

Operating weight (with ROPS)

kg 4,948
lb 10,910
Operating weight (with ROPS, inc. cab & inside scraper) kg 5,288
lb 11,660
 Centrifugal force kN 75/93
lbf 16,800/21,000
 Vibration frequency Hz 27.5/30.8
vpm 1,650/1,848
 Gradeability Percentage

Rated engine power

kW 55
hp (imp)
Amplitude mm 1.99
in 0.078
Drum width mm 1,372
in 54
Articulation angle angle 41
Oscillation angle angle 12