SPE­CIAL AP­PLI­CA­TION CV OF THE YEAR

Nom­i­nees: a) Volvo FM 460 Puller b) Volvo Tree Trans­planter c) Tata Signa 2518.K Boom Pump d) Eicher Pro 1049 Garbage Tip­per e) Eicher Pro 110XP Reefer truck.

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Spe­cial ap­pli­ca­tion CVs ad­dress spe­cial needs of the mar­ket. They are en­gi­neered to per­form a task, or a se­ries of tasks, that re­quires them to be equipped and wor­thy of the job. Spe­cial ap­pli­ca­tion CVs are an out­come of an ex­ten­sive study of their tar­get au­di­ence. They are spe­cialised to the core. The spe­cial ap­pli­ca­tion CV that drew at­ten­tion is the Volvo Tree Trans­planter. It is based on the Volvo FMX 460 8x4 truck plat­form, and moves as well as trans­plants trees with a tree spade. Mounted on the Volvo FMX 460 truck is thus a hy­drauli­cally-op­er­ated tree spade that per­forms the task of up root­ing the tree with the root ball. Dras­ti­cally re­duc­ing the time it takes to up root a tree and trans­plant it man­u­ally, the Volvo tree trans­planter is aimed at con­struc­tion and in­fras­truc­ture projects where widen­ing of roads or erec­tion of new build­ing can ne­ces­si­tate the shift of trees from one place to an­other. The sur­vival rate of trees is said to be 75 per cent.

WIN­NER: VOLVO TREE TRANS­PLANTER (L to R): Stephen D’lima, CFO, Next Gen Pub­lish­ing; Anir­ban Dutta: VP - Sales & Strate­gic Busi­ness, Volvo Trucks In­dia, and Sid­harth Jain, Deputy Man­ager - Strate­gic Busi­ness, Volvo Trucks In­dia.

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