Volvo rigid hauler range un­veiled / 2018-19 Bud­get boom

Volvo Con­struc­tion Equip­ment un­veiled its new range of rigid haulers to cus­tomers and deal­ers at the com­pany’s Mother­well fa­cil­ity in Scot­land last month

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Volvo Con­struc­tion Equip­ment of­fi­cially launched the new ma­chines in front of cus­tomers and deal­ers at the com­pany’s Mother­well fa­cil­ity.

The four new ma­chines in­clude the 45-tonne R45D, 60-tonne R60D, 72-tonne R70D and the big 95-tonne R100E. The R100E is a com­pletely new rigid hauler that proven com­po­nents, new tech­nolo­gies, and a strik­ing new de­sign.

Volvo’s new rigid haulers are made for sur­face min­ing and quar­ry­ing ap­pli­ca­tions where op­er­a­tional costs and safe op­er­a­tions are crit­i­cal. At­tributes in­clude a com­pet­i­tive power-toweight ra­tio, as well as ef­fec­tive gear­ing and weight dis­tri­bu­tion that al­low the ma­chines to tra­verse steep slopes with con­trol. Guests at the launch had the op­por­tu­nity to test drive the flag­ship R100E, see how the rigid haulers are de­signed and made and watch them in ac­tion at a nearby quarry. With cus­tomer in­put key to the de­vel­op­ment, the ma­chines have un­der­gone ex­ten­sive field test­ing.

The R100E is ca­pa­ble of car­ry­ing an ex­tra bucket pass. Speed and ac­cel­er­a­tion of the hauler on in­clines com­pare favourably against other ma­chines, even when fully loaded and car­ry­ing more ma­te­rial.

The E-Se­ries R100E has a high ca­pac­ity and haul­ing speeds, a new V-shaped body, ef­fi­cient hy­draulics, and in­tel­li­gent mon­i­tor­ing sys­tems.

The com­pany is con­fi­dent that the rigid hauler will help cus­tomers in the min­ing and quar­ry­ing seg­ments move more ma­te­rial in less time.

Volvo has been work­ing on this new range ever since Volvo CE ac­quired Terex Trucks in

2014. The de­vel­op­ment has re­lied heav­ily on the long­stand­ing rigid hauler ex­per­tise of Terex Trucks as well as cus­tomer in­put and the tech­ni­cal knowl­edge of ex­perts at Volvo.

There is no word yet on when th­ese might be­come avail­able in Aus­tralia.

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