Tips & Tricks with Crawler Excavators: How to use the Boom Float

The boom float feature on Volvo excavators relieves pump pressure from the cylinders when lowering the boom. This has several unique benefits, including faster cycle times, more accurate grading and improve fuel efficiency. Here are a few tips to make sure your operators make the most out of boom float.

Boom float is perfect for the following applications:

  • Leveling and compacting soil: boom float allows free up and down movement of the boom, which means the attachment can easily follow the contours of the ground without the need for the operator to frequently adjust height.
  • Truck loading: boom float reallocates pump flow to the bucket and arm cylinders to improve cycle times.

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