Four Models Offer Durability and Industry-Leading Comfort
Volvo Construction Equipment released three new compact track loader models in 2018 — the MCT110D, MCT125D and MCT135D — joining the MCT85C in the product line. The D-Series machines increase the lifting capabilities, provide new safety measures and unparalleled operator comfort while still offering the durability and loading performance customers enjoyed with the preceding C-Series models, says Volvo.
The D-Series is the result of customer feedback, significant research and development and a great deal of field testing. Thanks to that work, D-Series models come with significant rated operating capacity (ROC) improvements of anywhere from 4 to 11 percent over their predecessors. The D-Series machines are equipped with a fully enclosed attachment bracket that eliminates the need for greasing of the locking pins, as well as a replaceable, reversible wear plate. The new visual indicator lets the operator know when the attachment is locked.
The side-opening door is now wider and more easily accessible with new orange, bolted-on handrails for easy three-point grip. A new cab air vent will also help operators close the cab door with less effort. With a lower profile single-arm design, visibility is increased to 270 degrees, up to 60 percent more than conventional, two-arm models. Cab improvements also focus on operator comfort. Volvo’s D-Series comes fitted with an adjustable seat, a noise-insulated cab with generous legroom and storage, an advanced climate-control system, easy-to-read gauges and two ergonomic consoles. The ROPS/FOPS high-spec Volvo cab is among the largest on the market, offering 30 percent more room than standard compact track loaders, says Volvo.
Another key to the D-Series is simplifying service. Serviceability is improved with a new tilt cylinder location that allows for a cabin that tilts forward without raising the arm with the removal of only two bolts — making maintenance safe and easy for one person. Customers can also benefit from a range of services and support programs, such as the Volvo Lifetime Frame and Structure Warranty, which covers the loader boom and arm for the life of the equipment under the first owner. The D-Series continues Volvo’s commitment to safety, innovation and efficiency.
With 24/7/365 active machine monitoring and monthly fleet reports, Volvo’s ActiveCare Direct allows you to spend more time making informed fleet management decisions and less time sorting through data and alarm codes. Contractors can make fleet management the easiest part of their business with ActiveCare Direct’s 24/7 Active Machine monitoring and fleet reports. Using CareTrack — the Volvo telematics system — thousands of machine data points are captured and sent to the Volvo Uptime Center in Shippensburg, Pa., where a team of data analysts and a proprietary system monitors and analyzes machine health in real time. You’ll receive a monthly fleet utilization report to help identify opportunities to improve worksite efficiency. If a machine requires attention, Volvo communicates with your dealer.
Advice to Buyers
“When considering purchasing a compact track loader, look at the type of work you will most commonly be using it for in order to evaluate all the following criteria,” says Lars Arnold, global product manager, Volvo Construction Equipment. “Will you be doing more digging and grading or more material handling and truck loading? This will impact the decision to go with vertical or radial lift. What’s your required loading height and ROC? What types of attachments do you plan to use? Will high-flow auxiliary hydraulics and seven-way controls be required to run them?”