Volvo SFINX - Volvo's futuristic Excavator concept machine

  • เผยแพร่เมื่อ 2 ก.พ. 2009
  • Presentation of the SFINX, possible Volvo evolution of the construction equipment (here an excavator) in the years to come. Find out more:

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  • Volvo Construction Equipment
    Volvo Construction Equipment  13 ปีที่แล้ว +21

    Thanks for your comment! The adoption of four tracks is to make them more wheel-like. When driving on rough ground traditional tracks tiptoe and the contact area is quite small. Four tracks have a much higher contact area with the ground, aided by independent suspension to each track, suspended via a swing arm from a central pivot. Each track has a separate wheel motor, which can brake, accelerate and even turn.

  • Nelson Candelario
    Nelson Candelario 11 ปีที่แล้ว +1

    Incredible ideas, nice machine, the tracking, the remote features,85 there is to much glass for a heavy machine, I agree with pup085, but any other feature I think are great nice job. When can I see this done?

  • Jose Ventura Mosquitas
    Jose Ventura Mosquitas 12 ปีที่แล้ว

    Estaremos viendo esta maquina en futuro próximo porque esta sensacional

  • passtheparcel2007
    passtheparcel2007 7 ปีที่แล้ว +1

    Well its an interesting concept,especially the remote detachable cab.

  • Tico MK3
    Tico MK3 11 ปีที่แล้ว +2

    Que doido, muito bom.

  • Jerry Dalrymple
    Jerry Dalrymple 13 ปีที่แล้ว +1

    I like some of the concepts here, like the independant tracks, but maybe a little simpler version first. I really like the active counterweight. Give a lighter, easier to move machine a big digging advantage.
    Just make sure to not make it so complex it is not reliable. I think the concept shows some promise though.

  • Volvo Construction Equipment
    Volvo Construction Equipment  13 ปีที่แล้ว +10

    Thanks for your comment! Please understand that this concept is based, in some part, on technologies that have yet to be developed. It also relies on future developments that may or may not have been tested but are certainly not yet commercially available. But we are working on it :-)

  • epistte
    epistte 11 ปีที่แล้ว +2

    These ideas might have their place is smaller specialized machines but the KISS principle still holds, especially when playing in the dirt.

  • Ricardo J. Rivera
    Ricardo J. Rivera 12 ปีที่แล้ว +2

    That's How great ideas are born! excellent work.

  • Filipe Nunes
    Filipe Nunes 12 ปีที่แล้ว

    i'm no expert but the concept looks pretty cool

  • anticarrrot
    anticarrrot 6 ปีที่แล้ว +46

    Couldn't that have doubled the budget and hired (say) two college students for the modelling and animation work?

  • copperheadmarine
    copperheadmarine 13 ปีที่แล้ว

    Interesting. I don't know about the latice boom. lattice has compresion strength but not much tortional strength. but maybe it could be worked out. ran my first Volvo excavator last week. I liked it but I dont think I would buy one. I dont have a dealer close. I am afraid parts would be high. I had a Komatsu' and that was the problem with that. Holy crap the parts were through the roof. I run a Cat with 26,000 hrs on it. I wonder if my buddy will get that many hrs out of his Volvo?

  • JRugg216
    JRugg216 11 ปีที่แล้ว +110

    Do we really have to walk like this in the future?!?

  • piratapan
    piratapan 12 ปีที่แล้ว

    Wooow, amazing animations. ;)

  • Gasteraner
    Gasteraner 13 ปีที่แล้ว +2

    Amazing ideas !

  • Wrahn E
    Wrahn E 11 ปีที่แล้ว +7

    Only thing i dont like is that it has one little "Camera", i hope that by the time this badboy ever gets built they have some serious Heads Up Display technology and even helmet mounted instruments. Thats what i'd like to see.

  • k1w1shooter
    k1w1shooter 11 ปีที่แล้ว +2

    it would do away with a tilt bucket just using the tracks to get the required angle.

  • vjjtorvic
    vjjtorvic 11 ปีที่แล้ว +4

    good ideas but highly doubt it'd work that well or at all in the real world. Way to many things that could go wrong.

  • Andrew Mintha
    Andrew Mintha 11 ปีที่แล้ว +6

    the 4 tracks is a great idea, but it would only really last in light duty work, working in rock like in highway construction it wouldnt last. and all the other small things would just be more unnecessary and would never get fixed by a mechanic, so theyre rather pointless. oh yeah, what construction worker wears tights??

  • ConstructionCentral
    ConstructionCentral 11 ปีที่แล้ว +5

    thats actually pretty cool!