A New Line of Volvo Milling Machines

Volvo Construction Equipment has developed a new class of milling machines for the road development industry with the introduction of the Volvo MT2000 and Volvo MW500. With the addition of these two milling machines to its road machinery product line, Volvo now offers equipment for every phase of roadway construction and rehabilitation, from milling and grading to paving and compaction. The Volvo MT2000 and Volvo MW500 will be available to the North American market in the second quarter of 2009.

Volvo MT2000 milling machine
The new Volvo MT2000 is a four-track, front-load, half-lane milling machine powered by a 610 hp Tier 3 Cummins engine. With the Volvo MT2000, Volvo brings innovation to milling equipment through exclusive features that increase productivity, serviceability, and overall safety.

The Volvo MT2000 offers three distinct engine and drum cutting speeds selectable from the operator’s panel – an industry first. The low-speed selection provides higher torque at a lower engine rpm to power through tough material or deep-cut applications. The high-speed selection is available for maximum travel speed on shallow cutting depths. The standard cutting speed is used to provide maximum horsepower and efficiency at normal cutting depths.

The Volvo MT2000 can run both 2000 mm and 2185 mm wide drums.

Volvo MW500 milling machine
The new Volvo MW500 is a four-wheel, rear-loading, utility-class milling machine that offers a standard cutting width of 500 mm. Because of its compact size and manoeuverability, ideal applications include patching, joints, trenching and close cutting around street and roadway obstructions.

The four-wheel Volvo MW500 has an extremely tight cutting radius of 200 mm, which is comparable to many three-wheel machines on the market. The right-rear support leg and wheel can be swiveled inboard for flush cutting. The Volvo MW500 offers all-wheel-drive for optimal traction and features anti-slip control (ASC) as standard. Volvo’s patented Line Manager System works in conjunction with the ASC to allow the operator to maintain a constant speed of operation and direction of travel without being adversely affected by the rotation of the milling drum.

The 750 mm diameter drum offers a maximum cutting depth of 210 mm with a standard cutting width of 500 mm.

Source: Volvo Construction Equipment

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