Volvo brings rigid haulers to Australian market

Volvo Construction Equipment has introduced four new hauler models to the Asia-Pacific region.

The four haulers are the R45D, R60D, R70D and R100E, capable of hauling loads from 45–100 tonnes respectively, and are designed to complement the company’s range of wheel loaders and excavators.

The design of the haulers emphasises fuel efficiency, productivity benefits and compatibility with other Volvo CE lines.

The haulers include Volvo Smart View, which uses four cameras to provide enhanced visual feedback on an onboard monitor. Other features include failsafe braking, overspeed protection and secondary steering systems for improved safety.

The operator cabin is certified with Falling Object Protection Systems (FOPS), while the cabin body is certified with Rollover Protection Systems (ROPS). Operators also have the option of ‘power’ and ‘economy’ transmission shift modes to optimise performance to the requirements of the task at hand.

According to A.M. Muralidharan, vice president, dealer development & sales support for Volvo CE, APAC, the addition of the new haulers to Volvo CE’s APAC portfolio is “welcome news”.

“Of course they feature the industry-leading fuel efficiency and productivity which our customers expect,” he said. “But just as importantly, they work alongside our family of mining machines, including excavators, wheel loaders and more. This delivers a total equipment solution to Volvo customers.”

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