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.
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.