Volvo unveils two large-capacity trucks
t Excon 2015, Volvo Trucks launched two new large capacity 5-axle dump trucks for various mining applications—FMX 520 10x4 dump truck with 26.1 cu.m. body and FMX 480 10x4 dump truck with 24 cu.m. body.
These new high capacity dump trucks are being introduced to enhance the productivity in line with the increasing demands of coal production, a release from Volvo Trucks said. The FMX 520 10x4 dump truck offers a 33 per cent higher capacity and the FMX 480 10x4 offers a 28 per cent higher capacity compared to the current 8X4 solutions available in the market. Volvo Trucks also showcased a highly customized coal haulage solution with 33 cu.m. bodies which is the largest coal haulage truck in the Indian market along with their flagship model the FMX 440 8x4I shift.
Unveiling these trucks, Pierre Jean Verge Salamon, President Volvo Group Trucks India, added that he is very positive about Indian growth story and optimistic about the Government’s plans to double the coal production to 1bn tonnes by 2020. He believes that the next five years will open up several new opportunities in the coal mining which will redefine productivity and efficiency demands. Anticipating a paradigm change in the mining industry, Volvo has invested significantly in bringing in these new products that are ready to take on the future demands of coal mining.