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Volvo Construction Equipment has announced the launch of a range of Volvo CE-branded rigid haulers. The Volvo R100E is an entirely new Volvo CE product with a design focused on cost-effective production, durability, comfort and safety.

New Volvo CE ranges announced

The haulers will feature fully electronic Cummins QST30 engines, providing superior power and fuel efficiency via an improved ‘connected’ drivetrain. The R100E has a large 60.4m3 carrying capacity in the newly designed ‘double v-type’ body. The introduction of ‘Volvo Adaptive Shift Control’ in the R100E provides automated adaptive shift schedules for excellent performance and fuel efficiencies in all operating conditions.

A deep tapered profile in the load bin with longitudinal v-slope floor plates provides excellent load retention and low centre of gravity for operating on steeper mining slopes and load stability in all hauling conditions. A new suspension design and wheel track configuration absorbs high levels of ground impact shocks for operator comfort and component protection.

The Volvo R100E has a new cab design featuring an ergonomic layout, improved operator experience and a 360-degree visual system for safe and efficient operation. Volvo CE has already completed extensive product testing of the new R100E in South Africa, a key market for rigid haulers, the company said in a statement. Production of the new Volvo-branded rigid haulers will begin in the middle of the year.

Volvo will also be introducing the D-Series of rigid haulers, based on the existing Terex Trucks TR-series. Comprising the R45D, R60D, and the R70D, the D-Series has undergone an in-depth engineering review to ensure the new machines meet the standards expected from Volvo products. The new D-Series machines will have Volvo CE branding and have benefited from numerous improvements including enhanced operator visibility and safety systems, the company said.

The new Volvo ranges will be available in South Africa exclusively through Babcock.

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