CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT North America
Safety is our top priority

Safety is built into every design element of Volvo machines, helping ensure working shifts end without a hitch.

These 10 safety and security features reduce the risk of accidents, interruptions and unexpected costs.

1. DOORS AND WINDOWS

The cab door and front window on Volvo excavators are easily closed from a seated position. A wider wiping area provides greater visibility than competitors, and Volvo cab windows offer multiple locking positions to prevent slipping. Many competitor machines require standing and bending outside to close the cab door and have larger blind spots in the wiper area.

2. FACTORY-FIT GUARDING PACKAGES

Our frame-mounted FOGs, double-thick doors, debris screens, cylinder protection and more are all factory fit by Volvo so you can take on demolition jobs with confidence. Most competitors require will-fit guarding packages to protect operators and machines.

3. ANTI-SLIP PLATES

Volvo excavators feature steel, punched plates that channel mud and snow under the plates to maintain safe access. Some competitors have small studs that are easily covered by mud and snow and hard on the knees during service work. Others use sandpaper in access areas.

4. DOOR ACCESS HANDRAILS

Four total handrails on Volvo excavators provide safer entrance and easily enable the operator to maintain three points of contact. Many competitors only have two handrails, and they're difficult to reach at the same time.

5. EMERGENCY STOP SWITCH

Volvo excavators feature an emergency stop switch that's easily accessible from ground level, and the toggle switch is protected against accidental activation.

6. WORK LIGHTS

Volvo excavators allow for two lights on the frame, two on the roof, four on the boom, one on the rear and one on the counterweight. These can all be separately set up through the in-cab monitor. Many competitors allow for a maximum of only five exterior lights, and rarely do they allow the lighting to be set up via the in-cab monitor.

7. BUCKET LOCKING BOLTS

With Volvo, bucket pin bolts are visible from the cab, allowing the operator to easily spot loose bolts and make adjustments if necessary. Many competitor bucket pins aren't visible from the cab, allowing problems to go unnoticed.

8. 3-POINT SEAT BELT

Want to feel as snug as you do in your pickup truck? We offer a 3-point seat belt for customers who prefer a shoulder harness.


9. HIGH-VISIBILITY CAB

The Volvo high visibility cab is designed specifically for high-reach demolition and features a large, one-piece front window and 12 mm polycarbonate top window to improve sightlines at the top of the cab for higher productivity.


10. VOLVO SMART VIEW

For perfect control of your surroundings, Volvo Smart View helps an operator see all angles, ensuring safe rotation in confined working areas. Front, rear and side cameras provide a real-time, overhead view of the machine during operation on the color monitor.

Running A Volvo is Unlike any Other.

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