Volvo » A25F / A30F / A35F / A40F
The new F-Series articulated haulers from Volvo Construction Equipment not only meet the demanding standards set by the Tier 4i (US) and Stage IIIB (Europe) emissions legislation, but also feature a package of improvements in functionality, design, and maintenance. The F-Series ranges includes the 24 tonne A25F, 28 tonne A30F, 33.5 tonne A35F and 39 tonne A40F. Electronically controlled, six cylinder turbo charged Volvo V-ACT diesel engines feature high torque at low engine speeds, resulting in good fuel efficiency, high performance, quicker engine response and less wear, i.e. long service life. The power of engine for A25F model is 320 hp, for A30F - 360 hp, for A35F - 447 hp and for A40F - 475 hp. The engine in the drivetrain is matched to a torque converter with built in lock-up function and fitted with a fully automatic fast adaptive transmission. Its shafts, planetary gears and bearings are all reinforced to cope with the higher torque produced by the increased capacity engines. The new F-Series is not only more environmentally friendly, it is also more fuel efficient than the E-Series machines – by up to 4%. The drivetrain features as standard Automatic Traction Control (ATC) system, which prevents operators leaving their haulers permanently set in all-wheel drive mode, even when not needed, for example on good or paved roads, when only 6X4 drive is required. This leads to higher than necessary fuel consumption, tire and mechanical wear. The F-Series is fitted with four ‘dog clutch’ differential locks – one longitudinal in the drop box and three transversal in the axles, which help maximize grip in difficult conditions. On the A25F and A30F models, hauling speeds are increased thanks to soft, progressive gas-hydraulic front suspension, which minimizes vibrations to the operator, reducing fatigue and enhancing productivity. The A25F and A30F are fitted with fully hydraulic brakes and dry discs on all wheels, while the bigger A35F and A40F are fitted with oil cooled wet discs. Additionally, all machines feature retarders. The A25F and A30F feature a hydraulic retarder and Volvo Engine Brake (VEB) – the latter consisting of a compression brake and exhaust retarder. The larger A35F and A40F also feature VEB, but instead of a hydraulic retarder use the wheel brakes. As with all Volvo CE equipment, the new F-Series machines are fitted with a world class operator environment – the ROPS/FOPS protected Care Cab. The new F-Series is fitted with CareTrack as standard, Volvo’s telematics system that enables remote monitoring of a wide range of machine functions.