Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE), with U.S. headquarters in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, has officially launched its new rigid hauler line in front of customers and dealers at the company’s Motherwell facility in Scotland.
Guests got their first glimpse of the new line, which consists of the 45-ton R45D, 60-ton R60D, 72-ton R70D and the flagship 95-tonne R100E, on Tuesday, April 10. The R100E was the main highlight of the event. The new four-model range is initially available in less regulated markets.
Volvo’s new rigid haulers are made for surface mining and quarrying applications.
Guests at the event, which was held between April 9-11, also had the opportunity to test drive the R100E, see how the rigid haulers are designed and made and watch them in action at a nearby quarry.
The haulers have undergone extensive field testing with positive results, Volvo CE says.
The E-Series R100E is designed with a high capacity and hauling speeds, new V-shaped body, efficient hydraulics, intelligent monitoring systems and operator environment. Volvo says its rigid haulers follow 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.
“It was great to invite customers and dealers to the site where the new Volvo-branded rigid haulers are being manufactured,” Thomas Bitter, senior vice president of the marketing and product portfolio (MaPP) division at Volvo CE, says. “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,” Paul Douglas, Volvo CE’s vice president of rigid haulers and managing director of Terex Trucks, Motherwell, Scotland, says. “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.”