International launch of Volvo rigid hauler range

SMT Africa is participating with a clients delegation in the official launch of Volvo rigd hauler in Motherwell, Scotland.
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All eyes were on the new range of Volvo-branded rigid haulers this week when Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) officially launched the new machines in front of customers and dealers at the company’s Motherwell facility in Scotland. Guests got their first glimpse of the new machines – which consist of the 45-ton R45D, 60-ton R60D, 72-ton R70D and the flagship 95-tonne R100E – on Tuesday April 10th. The star of the show was the R100E, a completely new 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.

With a focus on helping customers achieve production targets faster – and using less fuel in the process, Volvo’s new rigid haulers are made for surface mining and quarrying applications where operational costs and safe operations are critical. Uptime and productivity are centered on the range’s durable design that promotes high component protection and longer lifecycles. Efficient and intelligent, the Volvo haulers boast a competitive power-to-weight ratio, effective gearing and weight distribution that gives the tractive effort to allow the machines to traverse steep slopes in total control.
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As well as having the chance to inspect the new machines, guests at the landmark event – which was held between April 9th-11th – also got to the opportunity to test drive the all-new flagship R100E, see how the rigid haulers are designed and made and watch them in action at a nearby quarry.

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