Now offered on all Volvo motor graders are joystick hydraulic controls that provide operators with the functionality of a steering wheel. Customizable operator profiles allow the joysticks to adapt to operator preference, skills and habits for added convenience. Transmission operation now rests in the joysticks, as well as optional blade control functionality.
One feature offered by the left joystick is a thumbwheel that controls a leaning front wheel, which allows the wheels to veer in the direction of the turn, reducing the radius. The right joystick comes with a moldboard tilt, which changes the pitch of the blade, and aggressiveness of a cut.