Volvo's P5320B ABG Paver is Designed and Made in India – for the Indian Road IndustryForeseeing huge demand in road sector and to support Prime Minister's Make in India Programme, Volvo CE has developed the new P5320B ABG tracked paver, manufactured at hosur plant bringing 50 years of experience in the road construction industry into a single machine.
"With the Government of India having announced its "Make in India" initiative at the end of 2014, this newest product will have even greater appeal for customers in India having been designed and built at the company's Bangalore factory. It is ideal for medium and large-scale paving projects where widths range from 2.5 m up to 7 m." says Martin Weissburg, President of Volvo Construction Equipment globally.
Lowering Costs and Increasing Profits
The P5320B ABG's environmentally-friendly engine delivers best-in-class 88 kW (118 hp) performance capable of pushing 25 t trucks, along with quiet, fuel efficient operation. Performance efficiency is further enhanced by the paver's load sensing hydraulic system, powered by a variable displacement axial piston pump. Here, hydraulics are perfectly matched to all components – from hopper to screed, ensuring less maintenance, a longer lifespan and higher traction performance. An automatic hydraulic track tensioner also maintains accurate track tension for smooth operation, while simultaneously reducing wear and minimizing downtime.
In addition, the paver's material handling system is designed to incorporate hard and extra thick, wear-resistant components, resisting wear and tear from abrasive lay down material. This, together with the multi-level protection design incorporated into every bearing of the material handling system, ensure repair costs over the long term are kept to a minimum.
Productive and Safe Functionality
The P5320B ABG's ability to pave widths up to 7 m comes courtesy of Volvo's Omni V screed. This maximum paving width is achieved through the simple installation of optional extensions which attach to the unit's standard 3 m track plates. The heavy-duty screed features powerful tamping bars and vibration systems that deliver a high pre-compaction density. An adjustable mechanical crown enables the screed plate to flex at +/- 3 degrees as well. The screed's electronically ignited gas heating system, designed with flame failure protection, quickly and efficiently heats the screed plate, while an LPG blower burner system provides uniform heat for a high quality consistent mat finish.
Operators benefit from the safe and comfortable dual seating position in the paver's cab, with ergonomically-positioned controls and sliding control panel which enables excellent visibility to the hopper, material deliver truck, auger area, material flow, screed and final mat. There is an ergonomically-designed control panel that includes a color TFT display that relays information on the paving cycle, as well as details on diagnostics and service data. An all-weather sunshade attached to the cab also reduces fatigue for increased safety and productivity, without sacrificing operator visibility. Handrails and all-weather grip walk areas permit further safe movement around all machine platforms for extra operational safety.
To improve material transfer and flow, the P5320B ABG's auger allows operators to adjust its height. Its reversal feature improves material control and reduces hand labor, contributing to additional productivity. For industry-wide compatibility, the electrical system fitted on the P5320B ABG is designed to accommodate standard global levelling systems.