Volvo Rigid Hauler range unveiled

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Volvo Construction Equipment unveiled its new range of Volvo-branded rigid haulers to customers and dealers at the company’s Motherwell facility in Scotland last week

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The new Volvo rigid hauler 60-tonne R60D has been launched in Europe along with three other new models

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Volvo Construction Equipment officially launched the new machines in front of customers and dealers at the company’s Motherwell facility.

The four new machines include the 45-tonne R45D, 60-tonne R60D, 72-tonne R70D and the big 95-tonne R100E.

The R100E is a completely new rigid hauler that proven components, new technologies, and a striking new design.

Volvo’s new rigid haulers are made for surface mining and quarrying applications where operational costs and safe operations are critical.

Attributes include a competitive power-to-weight ratio, as well as effective gearing and weight distribution that allow the machines to traverse steep slopes with control.

Guests at the launch had the opportunity to test drive the flagship R100E, see how the rigid haulers are designed and made and watch them in action at a nearby quarry.

With customer input key to the development, the machines have undergone extensive field testing.

The R100E is capable of carrying an extra bucket pass. Speed and acceleration of the hauler on inclines compare favourably against other machines, even when fully loaded and carrying more material.

The E-Series R100E has a high capacity and hauling speeds, a new V-shaped body, efficient hydraulics, and intelligent monitoring systems. The company is confident that the rigid hauler will help customers in the mining and quarrying segments move more material in less time.

Based on the existing Terex Trucks TR-Series, development of the D-Series R45D, R60D, and R70D Volvo rigid haulers follows an in-depth engineering review, ensuring that the machines meet the high standards.

Improvements include greater visibility and safety systems, along with Volvo technical support and branding.

Volvo has been working on the new range ever since Volvo CE acquired Terex Trucks in 2014. The development has relied heavily on the longstanding rigid hauler expertise of Terex Trucks as well as customer input and the technical knowledge of experts at Volvo.

There is no word yet on when these might become available in Australia.

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