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Volvo CE Launches New Double-Drum Asphalt Compactor DD90B in India

As the roads and highways building is at its peak in the country and expected to accelerate further over the period of next few years, the global construction equipment manufacturer Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) launches the new Asphalt Compactor DD90B in India to serve India’s growing Road-building industry.

The compactor usually also  known as road roller machine, this road construction equipment plays a crucial role in road construction process, it is used for compacting soil, concrete, gravel or asphalt during road construction and foundations process.  It’s generally used for compressing the surface.

The new DD90B asphalt compactor is specially designed by keeping the versatility in mind, fuel efficiency and powerful performance across a range of applications in India. This new model of asphalt compactor will be one of the highlights from Volvo at bauma CONEXPO India 2016 starting from December 12-15 at Huda ground, Gurgaon.

This double drum asphalt compactor (DD90B) provides flexibility to handle varying conditions, widths and flexible pavement compactions applications from roadways, large parking lots and to airport runways constructions.

This model has been built in Indian manufacturing plant of Volvo and powered by an engine which adheres to the India’s Bharat Stage-III (CEV) emissions regulations. The company has built the new model to ensure that compaction rates and pavement final density are suitable for a variety of operational circumstances, and delivering high-quality output.

Powerfully Efficient Performance

Built for power and efficiency, the Volvo DD90B combines high centrifugal force, heavy drum weight, and variable amplitude to produce the energy necessary for excellent compaction. With the choice of dual amplitudes and frequencies, the 9-ton double drum asphalt compactor delivers a smooth, finished mat in fewer passes for optimum productivity and profitability, said the company.
In addition to this, its diesel engine optimizes fuel consumption, while minimizing noise and emissions. The premium fuel-efficient Bharat Stage-III (CEV)-compliant engine delivers high torque at reduced speed without compromising power, ensuring superior performance and fuel efficiency, claims the company.

Comfort Control

The Volvo DD90B designed for optimum operator comfort and control from all the aspects -operator platform, adjustable seat, multiple adjustments operator seat, ergonomically-positioned controls, displays and other.

The open platform design ensures operator comfort, while the padded floor reduces vibrations and noise for a smooth and quiet ride. The positioning of the engine in the rear frame also helps to reduce noise at the operator’s ear. All these features combine to provide one of the most productive operator environments in the industry, said the company in its press information statement.

Volvo produces wide range of construction equipment such as  excavators, , soil and asphalt compactors, wheel loaders, excavators, articulated haulers, pavers, compact equipment and material handling equipment from its different production facilities all over the world including Sweden, France, India, Germany, Poland, US, Mexico, China, Brazil and Korea.

Road ahead for India’s road & Highway industry

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has set the target to award works worth Rs 7 lakh crore in the next five years to develop National Highways of around 50,000 km. In this fiscal, NHAI targets to award projects worth Rs 1 lakh crore covering the area of 6,631 km and is also planning to bid 30,000 km of projects in next 2 to 3 years.

One of the reports of rating agency Crisil which was recently released said that the pace of road construction increased by 40% at an average 6 km per day in fiscal 2016 from 4.3 km in fiscal 2015. It shows, the recent reforms initiated by the government of India in the favour of reviving roads and highways sector has accelerated the speed of road and highway building in the country.

According to the projection of Crisil report, the average construction per day for NHAI projects is expected to be nearly double to more than 11 km by fiscal 2018.

The increased pace of road construction in the country and optimistic projection suggest that the sales of road building equipment  would likely to increase further over the period of next few years in India.

Source: Information has been obtained from Volvo CE

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