Volvo CE unveils CX01 single-drum asphalt compactor concept at the Utility Expo

Designed for autonomous operation and multi-unit communication, the CX01 concept is already influencing future Volvo CE machine design.

As a part of its continuous pursuit of ground-breaking machine innovation, Volvo Construction Equipment unveiled its CX01 single-drum asphalt compactor concept at The Utility Expo in Continue reading “Volvo CE unveils CX01 single-drum asphalt compactor concept at the Utility Expo”

Volvo’s six seemingly small ways to make an impact

Connected solutions are getting smarter by the day. While you are working hard on the job site, hundreds of thousands of data points are doing their own job quietly in the background to allow you to work more safely, Continue reading “Volvo’s six seemingly small ways to make an impact”

Wheeled loaders: Staying safe around industry giants

How advanced technologies are lowering the safety risks for loader operators and site workers

The Mick George Group, a leading construction industry supplier in the UK, recently took delivery of the country’s first new Doosan DL580 and DL420-7 wheeled loaders

In 2019, before the coronavirus, European sales of wheeled loaders with buckets over 1.0m3 hit a record high, according to specialist market research and forecasting company, Off-Highway Research (OHR). Continue reading “Wheeled loaders: Staying safe around industry giants”

Engines: The beauty of Stage V

Electro-mobility may be the buzzword, but engine makers are still devoting time and energy to improving diesel

John Deere says the 18 litre engine it launched at 2020’s ConExpo was the result of a ‘clean-sheet design process’

Many construction industry professionals will be looking on with interest to see how Europe’s off-highway diesel engine market develops this year, as we edge towards the end (hopefully) of the protracted corona virus saga.

This market is not only a bellwether for the wider construction industry, it will also give an indication of how much impact the electrification of construction equipment is having on the previously Continue reading “Engines: The beauty of Stage V”

These are the top 10 leaders in construction vehicles

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These are the top 10 leaders in construction vehicles

Author / Editor: Seth Lambert / Nicole Kareta

Because of the rigor and repetition inherent in construction work, this industry is highly suitable for the application of autonomous vehicles (AVs). Continue reading “These are the top 10 leaders in construction vehicles”

Volvo CE offers new F generation ECR50 compact excavator

Volvo Construction Equipment has released its five tonne F generation Volvo ECR50 compact excavator, with the rental equipment market in mind.

Rental company owners need a machine that will perform for their customers like new month after month. The new F generation Volvo ECR50 is built with this in mind. Its zero-tail swing radius allows access and work Continue reading “Volvo CE offers new F generation ECR50 compact excavator”

Volvo unveils ‘best-in-class’ compact excavator

Volvo CE has unveiled its F generation ECR58 – and is billing it as the industry’s most comfortable, most optimised compact excavator yet.

In devising the ECR58, the aim was to combine all of the industry’s best practices into a single product. The six-tonne ECR58 compact excavator can unlock the full potential of its Continue reading “Volvo unveils ‘best-in-class’ compact excavator”

Volvo partners with professional futurists to help forecast vision

Volvo CE recently engaged David Zach and Glen Hiemstra, known for their work with dozens of innovative fortune 500 companies, to provide expert forecasts on where the industrial industries may be headed.

“In order to build tomorrow, that Continue reading “Volvo partners with professional futurists to help forecast vision”

Wheeled loaders: Loads of potential

According to data specialist Off-Highway Research, the global market for wheeled loaders reached almost 200,000 unit sales last year. Though these machines may move the Earth, the pace at which they are evolving is moving at different speeds around the world, as different markets have distinct requirements.

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Hitachi’s ZW310 wheeled loader

Japanese manufacturer Hitachi is a global original equipment manufacturer (OEM) that has seen different trends in customer demand from region to region, and often country to country. Continue reading “Wheeled loaders: Loads of potential”

Wheeled loaders: A healthy load

The European wheeled loader market is relatively buoyant, according to specialist market research and forecasting company Off-Highway Research, with sales of machines over 60kW currently running at just above 10,000 units per year in Western Europe – the best demand has been since the global financial crisis a decade ago.

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Danfoss offers product, system and design solutions, specifically engineered for wheeled loaders

This puts the value of the market at some US$2.15 billion (€1.9 billion).

Within Europe, the major markets are largely what one would expect – Germany accounts for some 25% of demand and, together with France, Italy and the UK, these big four represent about 60% of regional sales. Continue reading “Wheeled loaders: A healthy load”

Volvo CE to go electric on smaller machines

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has revealed that, by mid-2020, it will begin to launch a range of electric compact excavators (EC15 to EC27) and wheeled loaders (L20 to L28) and stop new diesel engine-based development of these models.

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Volvo’s electric site project involves eight HX2 autonomous, battery-electric load carriers

The company said that the move was being made following a positive reaction from the market after the successful unveiling of a number of concept machines in recent years, and by working closely with customers.

The first machines will be unveiled at the Continue reading “Volvo CE to go electric on smaller machines”

Volvo launch new demolition-spec excavator

VOLVO Construction Equipment say they have launched the ‘industry’s most versatile multi-use demolition excavator’. Based on the company’s EC750E general-purpose excavator, the new EC750E HR has been reengineered for high-reach deconstruction work in the Stage IV/Tier 4 Final-regulated markets of Europe and North America.

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Latest EC750E high-reach machine designed for work in Stage IV/Tier 4 Final regulated markets

The demo-spec excavator can be easily reconfigured using extensions and differing length booms to become a multi-use deconstruction tool – capable of undertaking a wide range of site tasks, including underground and under water. Continue reading “Volvo launch new demolition-spec excavator”

Electric Site delivers ‘groundbreaking’ results

VOLVO Construction Equipment and their customer Skanska have recorded groundbreaking results from their Electric Site research project, including a 98% reduction in carbon emissions.

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Carbon emissions reduced by 98% at Volvo CE and Skanska Electric Site research project

The two firms have been testing the viability of the Electric Site over the last 10 weeks at Skanska’s Vikan Kross Quarry, near Gothenburg, Sweden.

The results are now in and Volvo CE and Skanska say they are even better than expected. The tests showed a 98% reduction in carbon emissions, a 70% Continue reading “Electric Site delivers ‘groundbreaking’ results”

The future of earth-moving equipment

Earthmoving equipment is a staple of the construction industry, with a whole host of different machinery being used on earthmoving projects. This feature focuses specifically on excavators, rollers, backhoe loaders and the machine control used on these machines.

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Excavators being used in earthmoving projects need to be able to operate in all kinds of conditions

The world’s biggest original equipment manufacturer for the construction industry by sales revenue, Caterpillar, has recently launched two new 30 ton (27.2 tonne) next generation excavators – the 330 and 330 GC.

Continue reading “The future of earth-moving equipment”

Volvo unveils electric compact wheeled loader

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has unveiled its latest concept machine – known as the LX2 – at the Volvo Group Innovation Summit in Berlin, Germany.

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The LX2 is not yet commercially available

The electric compact wheel loader prototype is said to deliver zero emissions, significantly lower noise levels, improved efficiency and reduced operational costs, compared to its conventional counterparts.

The LX2 is a second- Continue reading “Volvo unveils electric compact wheeled loader”

Volvo CE moves into new headquarters

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has moved into new headquarters on the same site as other Volvo business areas at Campus Lundby in Gothenburg, Sweden.

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Volvo CE said that the move will help with the sharing of resources

To mark the move, an inauguration ceremony was held, which was attended by senior company leaders and around 500 employees. Continue reading “Volvo CE moves into new headquarters”

A special era’ says Volvo CE president

Six months into the role as president of Volvo Construction Equipment (CE), Melker Jernberg is at the helm of a company,

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Jernberg, “We have more discussions with customers today about the future than we had a year ago”

that has made sure it has been at the forefront of the technological advances that are, perhaps, the defining factors of the construction industry today.

Speaking at Volvo CE’s Eskilstuna, Sweden, facility, he said he thought this would prove to be a special era for the Continue reading “A special era’ says Volvo CE president”

New rigid hauler range from Volvo

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Volvo launched their new range of rigid haulers at their factory in Motherwell, Scotland

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has launched a new rigid hauler range which consists of the 45-tonne R45D, 60-tonne R60D, 72-tonne R70D and the flagship 95-tonne R100E.

Continue reading “New rigid hauler range from Volvo”

Volvo in the process of divesting North Hauler mining truck stake

Volvo Group said recently that it has entered into an agreement to divest a Chinese subsidiary,

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which is holding 25.2% of the shares in the Chinese mining truck major Inner Mongolia North Hauler Joint Stock Co Ltd (NHL) for approximately SEK 0.9 billion.

The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and Continue reading “Volvo in the process of divesting North Hauler mining truck stake”