Volvo launches range of rigid haul trucks

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Volvo is set to launch its first line of rigid haul trucks, ranging from the 40-tonne R45D through to the flagship 90-tonne R100E.

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Volvo has indicated it will begin selling its Volvo-branded rigid haulers in the second quarter of 2018. In addition to the R45D and R100E, the Volvo rigid range also includes the 54-tonne R60D and the 65-tonne R70D.

The Volvo range is based on the existing Terex Trucks TR series. Volvo CE purchased Terex Trucks in 2014 and the company says that as a result of the launch of the Volvo-branded trucks, the production of Terex trucks rigid haulers will cease over time.

"Our purchase of Terex Trucks in 2014 was a strategic decision that allowed Volvo to offer customers a rigid hauler option," Volvo CE senior VP of marketing and product portfolio Thomas Bitter says.

 "Since then, we’ve been working to design a completely new rigid hauler that builds on Terex Trucks’ 84-year heritage, while also incorporating Volvo CE’s industry-leading technology and core values of quality, safety and environmental care."

Volvo says the flagship R100E was designed based on customer demands for high performance and productivity, low total cost of ownership, easy serviceability and operator comfort.

The trucks use the original Terex design as a starting point, then add a higher capacity and hauling speed, a V-shaped body, automated monitoring systems, improved hydraulics and operator environment.

"Terex Trucks’ rigid haulers are known for performing well in tough conditions, while also being easy to maintain and delivering low cost of ownership," Volvo CE VP of rigid haulers and Terex Trucks Paul Douglas says.

 "Our proven design has provided a strong DNA on which to help develop Volvo CE’s innovative entry into this product line. The new E-Series R100E is a completely new machine that delivers stability, a long service life, high profitability, durability and comfort," Douglas adds.

 

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