Small differences in design can prove to be huge differences in the safety and productivity of your operators. When you compare Volvo to others in the industry — there is no comparison.
Safety and productivity are vital to us at Volvo Construction Equipment. Our excavators are built with both in mind and we provide you eight reasons why our equipment is safer and more productive than the competitors.
Ours: Engine RPM and work mode are integrated into one dial, which simplifies operation and ensures maximum power with minimum fuel burn.
Theirs: Both competitors have two sets of dials for engine RPM and work modes, allowing the operator to potentially burn more fuel than is necessary for the task.
Ours: Cab door and front window are easily closed from seated position. Wider wiping area provides greater visibility than competitors. Cab windows offer multiple locking positions to prevent slipping.
Theirs: Both competitor machines require standing and bending outside to close the cab door and have larger blind spots in the wiper area. Only one window opens on Competitor B, and there are no locks to prevent slipping on either competitor machine.
Ours: Bluetooth functionality allows for hands-free communication. Remote keypad is conveniently located on the right console.
Theirs: Neither competitor offers Bluetooth on comparable machines. Competitor A has no remote control and the radio is located behind the seat. Competitor B has their remote in the middle of all other machine control dials, making it easy to accidentally disrupt operation.
Ours: Functions such as wipers, cameras and auto-mute can be assigned a shortcut button on the joystick, allowing the operator to have control over multiple functions without removing hands from joystick or eyes from the job.
Theirs: Neither competitor offers shortcut functionality on comparable machines.
Ours: Allows 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.
Theirs: Both competitors allow for a maximum of only five exterior lights. Neither allows the lighting to be set up via the in-cab monitor.