Volvo ex­pands hauler range

Volvo Con­struc­tion Equip­ment ex­pands rigid haul truck line-up for the Asia-Pa­cific re­gion

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Four new mod­els have been added to Volvo Con­struc­tion Equip­ment’s rigid hauler range for the Asia-Pa­cific: the R45D, R60D, R70D and R100E.

The new trucks cover pay­loads from 45 to 100 tonnes, and Volvo says they have been de­signed to cut fuel use while im­prov­ing op­er­a­tor safety.

The haulers al­low own­ers to fo­cus on pro­duc­tiv­ity, up­time and op­er­a­tor com­fort and are de­signed to work with wheel load­ers and ex­ca­va­tors from Volvo CE’s other prod­uct lines, says the com­pany.

“Mine sites in Asia-Pa­cific con­tinue to evolve,” Volvo CE sales sup­port VP AM Mu­ralid­ha­ran says. “Com­pa­nies are con­stantly search­ing for bet­ter pro­duc­tiv­ity. That’s why the ad­di­tion of these rigid haulers is welcome news.

“Of course they fea­ture the in­dus­try-lead­ing fuel ef­fi­ciency and pro­duc­tiv­ity, which our cus­tomers ex­pect. But just as im­por­tantly they work along­side our fam­ily of min­ing ma­chines, in­clud­ing ex­ca­va­tors, wheel load­ers and more.

This de­liv­ers a to­tal equip­ment so­lu­tion to Volvo cus­tomers.”

Volvo says the new mod­els have been built for a long ser­vice life, and fea­ture a frame as­sem­bly with struc­tural strength be­yond what is re­quired for the tough­est job sites.

The op­er­a­tor cab­ins have full fall­ing ob­ject/roll over pro­tec­tion as stan­dard, and the cab­ins have im­proved vis­i­bil­ity, says Volvo, due to Volvo’s ‘Smart View’ sys­tem, which com­bines vision from four cam­eras to give a bird’s-eye view of op­er­a­tions via an on­board mon­i­tor.

All four new mod­els use high-per­for­mance en­gines de­signed to de­liver power even at low en­gine speeds.

Mod­ern elec­tronic in­te­gra­tion be­tween the en­gine and trans­mis­sion means smoother gearshifts, while the in­te­grated shift pat­tern en­hances per­for­mance and fuel ef­fi­ciency. The gear­box also has two au­to­mated trans­mis­sion shift sched­ules – power and econ­omy – that change shift­ing be­haviour based on the load be­ing car­ried.

Ac­cess­ing the ma­chine is safe and easy thanks to anti-slip steps and se­cure walk­ways. From both the wide plat­form and ground level, tech­ni­cians can safely ac­cess con­ve­niently grouped check­points.

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