Volvo G-se­ries ar­tic­u­lated haul trucks Cat front­less hy­draulic shov­els

Volvo launches G-se­ries ar­tic­u­lated haul trucks

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Volvo has de­vel­oped a new G-se­ries line of ar­tic­u­lated haulers, and the big trucks will be avail­able in Aus­tralia through lo­cal dis­trib­u­tor CJD Equip­ment.

The five G-se­ries mod­els – the A25G, A30G, A35G, A40G and the A45G (pic­tured) are heavy­duty ar­tic­u­lated haul trucks de­signed for use in off-road op­er­a­tions such as quar­ries, mines and large con­struc­tion projects.

The G-se­ries trucks are pow­ered by Volvo Tier 2 diesel en­gines rang­ing in power from the A25G’s 234kW en­gine to the 347kW in the A45G. Volvo says the G-se­ries en­gines pro­vide sig­nif­i­cant im­prove­ments in fuel econ­omy through au­to­mated pre­dic­tive gear se­lec­tion that ad­justs to op­er­at­ing con­di­tions.

Fuel ef­fi­ciency is also in­creased by the G-se­ries on-board weigh­ing sys­tem, which guar­an­tees the op­er­a­tor has the op­ti­mal load ev­ery cy­cle. This also max­imises pro­duc­tiv­ity and re­duces ma­chine wear.

The off-road haulers use a num­ber of fea­tures to ac­cess hard-to-reach ar­eas on the job­site.

These in­clude au­to­matic trac­tion con­trol, 100 per cent dif­fer­en­tial locks, all-ter­rain bo­gie and hy­dro-me­chan­i­cal steer­ing help the trucks tackle steep gra­di­ents.

The trucks can han­dle go­ing down­hill as well, with re­tarders and Volvo’s ‘Dy­namic En­gine

Brake’ keep­ing the ma­chines sta­ble.

The ROPS/FOPS op­er­a­tor’s cab on the G-se­ries has a cen­trally po­si­tioned air-sus­pen­sion seat with a se­condary in­struc­tor seat lo­cated be­hind it. Large tinted safety glass win­dows pro­vide a wide field of view for the op­er­a­tor. The cab is fully heated/air-con­di­tioned, has an AM/FM ra­dio, and has plenty of stor­age space.

Volvo says it has stream­lined main­te­nance on the G-se­ries trucks.

The truck’s front grill can be opened and low­ered, turn­ing the grill into a ser­vice plat­form with anti-slip steps. The en­gine hood also opens elec­tron­i­cally to 90 de­grees, giv­ing full and safe ac­cess to the en­gine bay.

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