Asphalt compactor becomes first Volvo electric machine for roadbuilding
Compact double-drum machine targets small scale compaction projects like repairs and patching, parking lots, and more
Volvo Construction Equipment will have another electric debut at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2023 - its first electric machine for the roadbuilding sector. The DD25 Electric double-drum asphalt compactor will make its first appearance at the event in March, forming another milestone for Volvo CE's efforts to reach net zero value chain greenhouse gas emissions by 2040, and a step in the Volvo Group's work towards 35 percent of its total range of vehicles fully electric by 2030.
"As a global leader in construction solutions, delivering premium products and services, we not only have a responsibility to reduce our carbon footprint, but we are committed to leading the way and providing real-life solutions for our customers that will help them meet their own sustainability goals. We are proud to expand our portfolio of electric machines and extend our offering to the road segment," said Ray Galant, vice president, product management and productivity with Volvo.
Proven system at the heart of electric roller
Based on the same architecture and components as Volvo's ECR25 Electric compact excavator and L25 Electric compact wheel loader, the DD25 is zero-emission and suited for environments that are strict with their emissions regulations, or for organizations seeking to improve their own sustainability. With the growing number of Volvo electric machines covering many aspects of heavy construction, this machine aids in the push towards a zero-emission workplace.
Volvo says that the DD25 Electric uses the same charging solutions as the ECR25 Electric and L25 Electric, allowing customers to choose the right solution depending on their operational requirements. It comes with an integrated onboard charger that allows charging from 0 to 100 percent in as little as three hours, depending on AC power level. An optional offboard DC fast charger can charge the machine in a little over an hour. Volvo expects the DD25 to operate a full shift on a single charge, depending on the type of job and intensity of the work cycle.
Battery power provides more responsiveness than diesel machines
With battery-electric power, the DD25 Electric offers 24 kW of power, 30 percent more than its conventional counterpart, the DD25B. The electric machine is more responsive in terms of speed and vibrations. It performs better on grade, thanks to the size of its components, and is better at high elevations than diesel machines.
Operators can take advantage of 360-degree visibility and high frequency compaction to ensure they achieve a smooth finished asphalt surface quickly. Frequency can be adjusted from 3500 vpm / 55 Hz to 4000 vpm / 67 Hz as required by the application.
With no engine to service, the DD25 Electric reduces costs for maintenance significantly.
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