Volvo develops in-house rigid hauler

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Volvo CE has announced the launch of its own range of rigid haulers, signalling the end of Terex Trucks-branded models. The four machines were developed in-house at the company’s Motherwell facility in Scotland.

Starting with the lightest 45-ton R45D model, the range extends through to the flagship R100E and the vehicles will be commercially available in the second quarter of this year.

Thomas Bitter, senior vice president of the marketing and product portfolio (MaPP) function at Volvo CE, said “The E-Series R100E is a completely new Volvo CE 100-ton 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.”

Volvo CE relied heavily on the rigid hauler expertise from Terex Trucks, a company it acquired several years ago. These new vehicles will carry the Volvo branding which, the OEM has confirmed, will mean that production of the subsidiary’s own branded range will now be stopped.

“Our purchase of Terex Trucks in 2014 was a strategic decision that allowed Volvo to offer customers a rigid hauler option,” said Bitter. “Since then, we’ve been working to design a completely new rigid hauler that builds on Terex Trucks’s 84-year heritage, while also incorporating Volvo CE’s industry-leading technology and core values of quality, safety and environmental care.

“Today we move to the next stage, and the new Volvo machines, especially the E-Series R100E, are the outcome of this work. We’re confident that they will impress customers working in the mining and quarrying segments.”

January 12, 2018

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