Volvo DD128C compactor released

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The new DD128C compactor from Volvo Construction Equipment has the highest frequency in the industry, resulting in greater productivity, according to the company.


Volvo CE says its new compactor delivers faster rolling speeds whilst maintaining proper impact spacing to provide the most productive rolling train available.

Featuring a 2,000mm-wide drum with chamfer and radii drum edges, this machine also features a large 1,400mm diameter drum and auto-reversing eccentrics – an automatic function that ensures eccentric rotation in the direction the machine is traveling.

 It is also equipped with an automatic drum wetting system that provides speed-dependent water flow to minimize water usage and ensures uniform drum coverage to prevent material pick-up.

Offering Volvo’s exclusive eight amplitude eccentric system, the DD128C has the widest range of amplitudes (0.08 – 0.8mm) on the market. Utilizing Volvo’s patented technology to detect the amplitude setting, vibration frequency is automatically adjusted to the highest vpm available for the amplitude setting.

The DD128C is powered by an advanced 110kW (148hp) Volvo D4 Tier 4 Final engine, which has an engine operating speed of 1,850 rpm, providing the torque and power needed without the noise and fuel draw. Fuel efficiency is further enhanced with optional auto-idling and auto-engine shutdown.

The Volvo DD128C compactor has unobstructed visibility along with a host of advanced safety features. The ROPS/FOPS certified platform, all-around visibility, adjustable seat w/adjustable seat back and 180-degree rotating console all provide superb visibility of the jobsite, as well as unobstructed sightlines to the mat for enhanced rolling precision, says Volvo CE.

The DD128C’s swing-up hood allows for unobstructed access to the engine and hydraulic components, enabling easy maintenance, while a single key accesses all service doors.

Equipping the DD128C with Compact Assist, Volvo’s Intelligent Compaction System, provides the operator with real-time feedback on compaction status, helping them maximize productivity. Pass mapping provides a clear view of where work has been done, and which areas require more attention.

While temperature mapping ensures operators are compacting the asphalt before it cools. Compact Assist with Density Direct reveals the density of the mat in real-time. All the job data is stored and made available on the machine or over the air with job report summaries and data sets ready to be submitted.

The Compact Assist operating system utilizes the award-winning, 10-inch Volvo Co-Pilot on-board interface.

The Impact Spacing Meter from Volvo provides a visual reference of speed control to maintain proper impact spacing, resulting in consistent smoothness. The DD128C can also limit machine speed to maintain proper impact spacing.

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