Eight Single-Armed Models Meeting Both Radial and Vertical Needs
Volvo launched three new skid loaders in 2018 as part of its D-Series rollout — the MC110D, MC115D and MC135D. This brings the number of models in Volvo’s skid steer loader lineup to eight — the MC60C, MC70C, MC85C, MC100C, MC105C, MC110D, MC115D and MC135D. They were first introduced in 2011. Rated operating capacities range from 1,350 to 3,000 lbs and gross engine power from 48 to 74 hp. These machines offer an intelligent design packed with features guided by customer feedback — ultimately making them the most productive and efficient skid steer models ever offered from Volvo.
Due to the single loader tower arm design, cab access is easier and safer. Operators enter and exit the cab through a large, wide-opening side cab door. This eliminates the need for operators to climb onto and over the bucket or attachment. A bolt-on, non-slip step under the door increases safe entry and exit of the cab. The single loader arm is covered by the Volvo lifetime frame and structure warranty and is designed to provide strength, reliability, improved visibility and even distribution of the load (without affecting machine balance). The pressurized cab also features a large top window for improved visibility during truck loading.
Volvo D-Series skid steer loaders and compact track loaders have been revamped with a stronger boom design that provides up to 11 percent higher lifting capacities over the prior generation. Together with cabs that offer 30 percent more room and up to 60 percent greater visibility, these differentiators result in measurable advantages over competitors, says Volvo. This design also includes a curved single loader arm that is built with 20 percent more steel than conventional models. The heavy-duty design and extra reinforcement provide more strength and rigidity. The end result is an impressive lineup that is among the most productive, durable and safe in the industry, notes the company. Volvo’s D-Series machines also come equipped with a fully enclosed attachment bracket, along with a replaceable, reversible wear plate. A visual indicator signals when the attachment is locked.
Volvo C-Series skid steer loaders offer an intelligent design with improved service access through a forward-tilting cab and large rear compartment service door, and all service and maintenance points are accessible through simple, safe means. The side entry and exit of the cab makes it possible for the operator to engage the loader arm support without having to pass under a raised boom. Operators also enjoy increased visibility. Without the horizontal cross bar normally found on vertical-lift machines, operators are afforded an unrivaled view of the load and jobsite, providing added safety when operating in compact and congested areas.
Volvo says its skid steers are some of the most versatile machines on any jobsite. Whatever your challenge, Volvo thinks it can offer you a full line of radial- or vertical-lift skid steers to enhance your profitability.
Advice to Buyers
“Radial lift is generally a better option for digging and grading, whereas vertical lift is better for material handling and loading trucks,” says Lars Arnold, global product manager, Volvo Construction Equipment. “Consider the job and how the machine will be utilized. Does the physical size make sense for the work and method of transportation? Will the dump height be adequate? Will the hydraulics and coupler be sufficient for the attachments you intend to use?”