1. CENTRALIZED ARM GREASING
Volvo Excavators feature centralized greasing points on the arm for quick, easy maintenance. Competitors typically have multiple, separate greasing points.
2. SLEW RING GREASE BATH
A raised, thick and tight seal cover on Volvo excavators provides durability for a long service interval. Some competitors’ cover is flush to the deck, allowing water in, and others are behind the boom cylinder mount, making it difficult to check for water.
3. SWING BEARING LUBE POINTS
The lube points on Volvo excavators are grouped together on the front of the superstructure, accessible from ground level. Some competitors have separate lube points on the front and back of the superstructure, requiring someone to crawl under or rotate the upper structure to reach the zerk.
4. CONVENIENT CAB AIR FILTER
Our filter is located at the rear of the cab away from contaminants, with a convenient pull-tab for quick replacement. Some competitor filters are located directly above the tracks, leading to rapid clogging from dirt.
5. UNDER-THE-HOOD ACCESS
The handgrip on Volvo excavators unlocks the engine hood easily and locks automatically. Some competitors require bending and reaching across the engine to access and unlock a latch.
6. WIDE COMPARTMENT DOORS
Volvo’s excavators feature a wide-opening door and automatic locking system. Some competitors use a manual lock system or a lighter hinge with a pinch-point release latch.
7. EASY DEF FILL
Filling DEF is easier thanks to its location near the fuel fill and a filler neck position that simplifies refilling and helps avoid contamination. The urea tank filling point also features a splash guard with a drain hose. Many competitors filling ports are located under a step, making it difficult to access and fill.
8. QUICK DISCONNECT HOSE
Ours allows for easy, efficient draining of engine and hydraulic oil. The access to ports on several competitor models is located behind a heavy panel.
9. PROACTIVE TELEMATICS SUPPORT
Our one-of-a-kind ActiveCare Direct service provides customers with simplified case alerts to easily address issues before they become bigger problems. Competitors still send confusing fault codes that don’t really help you address the most urgent issues.
10. 1000-HOUR ENGINE OIL INTERVALS
Our extended intervals give customers tangible cost savings in labor and materials while increasing machine uptime.
11. FAST FUELING PROVISION TANK
With Volvo, a fast fuel filling system can be easily installed in the field without disassembling or modifying the tank. Fast fuel filling systems reduce refueling time by 82% when compared to a pump.
12. LOTO BRACKET OVER ELECTRIC MASTER SWITCH
Volvo’s excavators feature a lockout/tagout (LOTO) feature to ensure machines are properly shut off and unable to be started up again prior to the completion of maintenance or servicing work.
13. NATO PLUG
NATO jump-starter cables provide an easier and safer method of connecting and charging the batteries.