New-generation bucket teeth from Volvo
New tooth system offers greater penetration, longer life and an easy ‘hammer-less’ fitting
VOLVO Construction Equipment have introduced an all-new premium tooth system for their medium and large wheel loaders and excavators, that not only increases productivity and fuel efficiency, but is also more wear resistant and much easier to fit, thanks to its hammer-less pin design.
Offered for Volvo wheel loaders from the L60 up to the L350, and for excavators from 14 tonnes up to the company’s largest 95-tonne machine, the new tooth system is said to dig deeper and stay sharper for longer.
The low-profile design offers greater penetration capability and bucket fills, offering quicker cycle times and as much as 20% more penetration over the life of the tooth – boosting productivity and extending effective tooth life. The design also features a more self-sharpening design, further helping to reduce fuel consumption.
Protected welding, a stronger adaptor nose and clever design help give the system added robustness, while greater durability means longer change intervals and reduced bucket wear. Because they are designed exclusively for Volvo machines, the teeth and adaptors are specifically matched to the specification, size and model of machine.
Featuring smooth surfaces in critical areas, the new tooth system helps distribute stress while working. With an optimized balance of wear protection and weight, the tooth system has been engineered to unlock the potential of Volvo machines, to deliver maximum performance, breakout force and uptime.
But even the best teeth need to be replaced eventually, and with their new-generation tooth system, Volvo say changing teeth could not be any easier or quicker. A true hammer-less system, the teeth feature a new locking system with a reusable locking pin that locks into place with a quarter-turn twist and has an auto-tightening effect once fitted.
Five types of tooth available for excavators: general purpose, abrasive material and rock, pick point, twin pick and spade nose. Two adaptor types offered and a mechanical wear cap, which fits on the standard adaptor and extends tooth life further, is available as an option. For wheel loaders, three types of tooth available: general purpose, abrasive material and rock, along with three types of adaptor.