Spring-Summer 2018 7 John Deere Introduces High-Performance Compactors John Deere is adding three new plate compactors to its portfolio of over 100 Worksite Pro attachments, offering customers more model options to choose from while maintaining the same reliability they’ve come to ex- pect from the manufacturer. Designed for trench, slope and excavation compaction applications, the PC4, PC7 and PC10 plate compactor models deliver powerful performance and productivity. “Proper soil compaction is the base for a successful construction project,” said Jessica Hill, program manager, global attachments at John Deere. “Our new plate compactors are reliable, low-maintenance, and deliver maximum vibratory force to help construction managers and operators achieve worry-free compaction.” To maximize attachment reliability and durability, the motor is inset within the frame to protect it from damage. Hydraulic motor bearings use oil splash lubrication, and sealed eccentric bearings provide maintenance- free operation. Delivering 4,000 pounds (1,814 kg) of impulse force, the PC4 model is available in a 13-inch (33 cm) width. The PC7 delivers 6,400 pounds (2,903 kg) of impulse force and is available in an 18-inch (46 cm) width. The PC10 model delivers 8,000 pounds (3,6329 kg) of impulse force and is available in a 24-inch (61 cm) width. All three EQUIPMENT Works News Premiere for Volvo Trucks’ first all-electric truck Volvo Trucks has introduced its first all-electric truck for commercial use – the Volvo FL Electric for urban distribution and refuse operations, among other applications. Sales and series production of the new model will start in Europe next year. With this introduction Volvo Trucks takes the lead in solutions for electrified goods transport in cities. “We’re immensely proud to present the first in a range of fully electrically-powered Volvo trucks ready for regular traffic. With this model we are making it possible for cities that aim for sustainable urban development to benefit from the advantages of electrified truck transports,” says Claes Nilsson, President Volvo Trucks. With better air quality and less noise in the city, it is possible to plan for housing and infrastructure more freely than at present. An electric truck without any exhaust emissions can be used in indoor terminals and environmental zones. Their low noise level creates opportunities for doing more work at night, thus reducing the burden on the roads during the day. “In order to make the transition secure and smooth, we will offer holis- tic solutions based on each customer’s individual needs regarding driving cycles, load capacity, uptime, range and other parameters. Such a solution may encompass everything from route analysis and battery optimisation to servicing and financing. Volvo Trucks works closely with several suppliers of charging equipment. The aim as al- ways is to offer customers high uptime and productivity,” says Jonas Odermalm, head of product strategy at Volvo Trucks. Backing the Volvo Trucks offer is the Volvo Group’s accumulated ex- pertise in electrified transport solutions. Sister company Volvo Buses has sold more than 4000 electrified buses since 2010. The technology used for propulsion and energy storage in the Volvo FL Electric has been thoroughly tried and tested from the outset and is supported by Volvo Trucks’ far-reaching network for sales, service and parts supply. “From experience we know how important it is that cities, energy sup- pliers and vehicle manufacturers cooperate in order for large-scale electrification to become a reality. With attractive incentives, agreed standards and a long-term strategy for urban planning and expansion of the charging infrastructure, the process can go much faster,” ex- plains Jonas Odermalm. Volvo Trucks believes that it is essential to take a holistic view of electrification of the transport sector to handle the ongoing challenges in areas such as electricity generation and batteries. models boast 2,000-rpm frequency at regulated flow. The plate compactors are backed by John Deere parts, service and warranty coverage. To learn more, visit www.johndeere.com or contact your local John Deere dealer for details.