Volvo unveils rigid hauler range
Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has launched a new range of Volvo-branded rigid haulers which will be manufactured at the company’s facility in Motherwell, Scotland. The new machines consist of the 45-ton R45D, 60-ton R60D, 72-ton R70D and the flagship 100 ton R100E. Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has launched a new range of Volvo-branded rigid haulers which will be manufactured at the company’s facility in Motherwell, Scotland. The new machines consist of the 45-ton R45D, 60-ton R60D, 72-ton R70D and the flagship 100 ton R100E.
With a focus on helping customers achieve production targets faster – and using less fuel in the process, Volvo’s new rigid haulers are made for surface mining and quarrying applications where operational costs and safe operations are critical. Uptime and productivity are centred on the range’s durable design that promotes high component protection and longer lifecycles.
The R100E is a completely new rigid hauler that combines a wealth of market and customer knowledge with proven components, new technologies and a striking new design – all providing a cost-effective and productive solution to fulfil the needs of today’s mining and quarrying customers.
Based on the existing and well-proven 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 standards expected from Volvo products in their target markets and segments. Improvements include greater visibility and safety systems, along with Volvo technical support and branding.
Thomas Bitter, Senior Vice President of the Marketing and Product Portfolio (MaPP) function at Volvo CE, commented: “We’ve been working on the new range since Volvo CE acquired Terex Trucks in 2014. The development of these machines has relied heavily on the longstanding rigid hauler expertise of Terex Trucks as well as customer input and the technological strength of the Volvo Group.” “The proven design of the Terex Trucks rigid haulers provided us with a strong DNA on which to develop Volvo CE’s innovative entry into this product line,” agrees Paul Douglas, Volvo CE’s Vice President of Rigid Haulers and Managing Director of Terex Trucks. “The R100E has been designed to meet customer demands for a rigid hauler that delivers high performance and productivity, low total cost of ownership, easy serviceability and good operator comfort. It, along with the rest of the range, builds on Terex Trucks’ 84-year heritage and incorporates the customer feedback and market knowledge we have built-up over the years.”