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FEB 2018

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42 • ROCK products • February 2018 Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) announced that it will enter the rigid hauler market with its own Volvo brand of rigid haulers in the second quarter of 2018. The new haul- ers are not available in North America at present, but are in South America, according to Volvo's Brian Sullivan. The development of the new four-model range has relied heavily on the longstanding rigid hauler expertise of Volvo CE's subsidiary Terex Trucks, combined with the techno- logical strength of the Volvo Group. The range, which will initially be launched in less regulated markets, consists of the 45-ton R45D, 60-ton R60D, 72-ton R70D and the flagship 100-ton R100E. The E-Series R100E is a completely new Volvo CE 100-ton (95-tonne) rigid hauler that combines a wealth of market and customer knowledge with proven components, new technol- ogies and a striking new design – all providing a cost-effective and productive solution to fulfill the needs of today's mining and quarrying customers. In-Depth Engineering Based on the existing and well-proven Terex Trucks TR-Series, development of the D-Series 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 visibil- ity and safety systems, along with Volvo technical support and branding. "As a result of the launch of the Volvo-branded rigid haul- ers, production of Terex Trucks rigid haulers will, over time, cease," according to the company. "Our purchase of Terex Trucks in 2014 was a strategic deci- sion that allowed Volvo to offer customers a rigid hauler option," said Thomas Bitter, senior vice president of the marketing and product portfolio (MaPP) function at Volvo CE. "Since then, we've been working to design a completely new rigid hauler that builds on Terex Trucks' 84-year heritage, while also incorporating Volvo CE's industry-leading tech- nology 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." High Performance The all-new flagship 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. With its high capacity and hauling speeds, new V-shaped body, efficient hydraulics, intelligent monitoring systems and operator envi- ronment, the R100E will help customers move more material in less time. "Terex Trucks' rigid haulers are known for performing well in tough conditions, while also being easy to maintain and delivering low cost of ownership," said Paul Douglas, Volvo CE's vice president of rigid haulers and Terex Trucks. "Our proven design has provided a strong DNA on which to help develop Volvo CE's innovative entry into this product line. The new E-Series R100E is a completely new machine that delivers stability, a long service life, high profitability, dura- bility and comfort. And moreover, it's quick and simple to operate and maintain." Volvo Construction Equipment, Volvo Launches Own Range of Rigid Haulers

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