Top 100: Optional Turn-Around System

September 28, 2010

VolvoProviding a compact package, Volvo's A25D 4×4 truck is said to be the only two-axle articulated hauler offered in North America in its class. It features a gross machine weight of 95,835 pounds, has a 26.5-ton payload, and reaches a top travel speed of 32.9 mph. It has a wheelbase that is 15.75 inches shorter than its predecessor, the A25C, and has the option of adding a turn-around system for working in confined spaces. The hydraulically operated package allows the hauler to turn 180 degrees in just 31 feet of space. Heaped load capacity is 17 cubic yards, and it has a ground pressure of 23 psi on the front and 28.1 psi at the rear. The A25D requires no daily or weekly service; greasing is needed every 250 hours and fluid levels are electronically monitored. Estimated list price: $288,907.