Tags: Volvo Construction Equipment

PHOTOS: Meet the 1966 Volvo DR 631: aka Gravel Charlie, the first articulated dump truck ever created

Jul 14, 2015

PHOTOS: Meet the 1966 Volvo DR 631: aka Gravel Charlie, the first articulated dump truck ever created

One display at the recent Volvo Days event in Sweden had a decidedly nostalgic turn: the 1966 Volvo DR 631, the company’s first articulated hauler, also dubbed “Gravel Charlie.” Reconditioned by the nearby Munktell Museum in Eskilstuna, the Gravel Charlie is ...

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New quarry research could lead to energy use savings of up to 71 percent

Jul 04, 2015

New quarry research could lead to energy use savings of up to 71 percent

Volvo Construction Equipment is partnering with multinational construction firm Skanska Sweden and the Swedish Energy Agency on a nearly $25 million research project that will examine electromobility possibilities in a quarry environment. “The interesting thing about quarries is that you have ...

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Volvo CE’s new SmartCare service will monitor and translate your telematics data for you

Jun 05, 2015

Volvo CE’s new SmartCare service will monitor and translate your telematics data for you

Volvo Construction Equipment has launched a new fleet management assistance service that takes the manufacturer's dealer involvement to a new level. The new SmartCare service will include three tiers:Basic, Plus and Complete. As you progress from Basic through Complete, your Volvo ...

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Operator performance drives the bottom line

Mar 01, 2015

Operator performance drives the bottom line

The economic recovery brings renewed (and welcome) demand for building materials. Recently, this trend coincides with lower diesel prices. Rising demand plus lower costs; is a golden age just around the corner? Most likely, it will be something less. Regardless of ...

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Volvo’s new Tier 4 Final loaders are said to be its most fuel-efficient to date

Nov 24, 2014

Volvo’s new Tier 4 Final loaders are said to be its most fuel-efficient to date

The Volvo L110H and L120H are said to be among the manufacturer’s most environmentally friendly and fuel-efficient machines to date. The latest generation of machines in the 18- to 22-ton class is powered by an 8-liter tier 4 Final engine with ...

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SDLG to manufacture backhoes, motor graders; machines will no longer have Volvo brand

Nov 17, 2014

SDLG to manufacture backhoes, motor graders; machines will no longer have Volvo brand

Volvo Construction Equipment announced its Chinese SDLG division will now manufacture its backhoes and motor graders, and the Volvo brand would be discontinued for both products. Volvo says it will discontinue product development and production of these products in both North ...

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SDLG one year after North American distribution debut: ‘The most important thing is to do it right’

Nov 13, 2014

SDLG one year after North American distribution debut: ‘The most important thing is to do it right’

  SDLG officially entered the North American market a year ago, a full-on test by owner Volvo Construction Equipment to offer a value-based Chinese-made product here. Retailing for 30 percent less than comparable premium loaders – a pricing strategy common among Chinese ...

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Volvo CE earnings up 31 percent during 3Q

Oct 27, 2014

Volvo CE earnings up 31 percent during 3Q

Continued weak demand for construction equipment in China has negated sales gains in other parts of the world for the second-straight quarter at Volvo Construction Equipment. Despite the difficulties in Asia, the company’s positive earnings report for the third quarter Friday included ...

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RollOuts – October 2014

Oct 01, 2014

RollOuts – October 2014

Largest jaw in modular line Terex Minerals Processing Systems (MPS) rolls out its MJ47 primary jaw crusher module, which is said to increase the application capabilities and crushing capacity of its existing modular product range with its largest jaw module to ...

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Volvo L250H wheel loader offers quick load cycles

Sep 29, 2014

Volvo L250H wheel loader offers quick load cycles

The Tier 4 Final L250H wheel loader from Volvo Construction Equipment is said to tackle heavy tasks with superior performance and heightened safety. Fuel efficiency is enhanced through OptiShift technology, which combines Volvo’s Reverse By Braking technology and a torque ...

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Terex Tier 4 Final arctic haulers to begin appearing in North America this month

Jul 07, 2014

Terex Tier 4 Final arctic haulers to begin appearing in North America this month

The Terex Tier 4 Final TA300 and TA400 articulated haulers, now owned by Volvo Construction Equipment, will appear on North American jobsites beginning this month. Related: Terex, Volvo complete truck business sale The haulers are powered by Scania engines that use a ...

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5 companies release new apps for aggregates industry

Jul 04, 2014

5 companies release new apps for aggregates industry

Truck-weighing app Cardinal Scale’s new Pathway mobile app allows truck drivers to remain inside the cab while weighing the truck. Designed to provide all standard truck scale ID storage functions, the app uses NTEP 825 Spectrum indicator’s weight display. It automatically ...

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