• Mary Wagster

Volvo Unveils LC450H Landfill Compactor

Updated: Apr 6


To develop the LC450H landfill compactor, Volvo's first purpose-built landfill compactor for the North American market, Volvo applied their industry and equipment expertise and partnered with Terra Compactor Wheel Corp., a leading manufacturer of landfill compaction wheels, cleats, rolling wire guards.

“Over the years, our waste and recycling customers have said they’d like us to bring the reliability and productivity that our machines are known for to a purpose-built landfill compactor,” said Volvo CE Product & Segment Strategy Manager Mark DeBrosse. “That’s what we’ve done with the LC450H. Landfill conditions are typically rugged and demanding on machines. We designed the LC450H to withstand the rigors of this type of work, fitting it with durable wear parts, heavy-duty guarding, and an efficient powertrain.”


Powerful and fuel efficient

The 90,000-pound LC450H is powered by a 416-horsepower Volvo D13J Tier 4 Final engine. Working in cooperation with the engine and the axle is an HTL310 transmission with a lock-up converter, delivering high torque output and excellent fuel efficiency.


Wheels to keep you running

Terra wheels come standard on the LC450H, with the option of two-cleat patterns and three-cleat configurations. Adding to the durability of the machine, the cleats are each 8.5 inches tall with hardfacing on the tips for longer wear life.

The LC450H can be fitted with a Terra semi-u blade or a straight blade, giving operators the option to pick the blade that best fits their needs.


Greater comfort, greater productivity

The LC450H Terra wheel design

The industry-leading Volvo Care Cab on the LC450H provides excellent visibility and ergonomic controls for productivity and comfort throughout the shift, and the spacious, air-conditioned interior insulates the cab from noise and vibrations. With a large expanse of glass, the ROPS/FOPS protected cab provides an unobstructed view of the jobsite, and the standard rear-view camera further improves visibility.


The LC450H comes standard with a Respa cab filtration system, which includes a powered precleaner, pressurizer, and filter in one unit for high-quality filtration and pressurization. Comfort Drive Control comes standard on the LC450H, allowing the operator to steer the machine with a joystick. The single lever control with integrated forward/neutral/reverse and first gear kick down offers the choice to control the transmission from your left or right hand.


Uptime services

The LC450H has service and maintenance features that promote high uptime, including a frame that provides easy access to conveniently grouped checkpoints. All major components are easily accessible from ground level or the platform.


The LC450H will be eligible for a free year of ActiveCare Direct, the Volvo telematics service that provides 24/7/365 machine monitoring and fleet utilization reporting directly from Volvo.


Key specifications

Article Courtesy: Volvo Construction Equipment


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