Volvo planning to build on 84 years of history

Volvo launches own range of rigid haulers
Volvo launches own range of rigid haulers
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Terex Trucks’ range of rigid haulers is to be phased out as parent firm Volvo CE is set to enter the market with a complete Volvo-branded range.

Using the expertise of its rebranded Volvo Motherwell production facility in Newhouse, the range consists of four machines, starting at the 45-ton R45D and extending up to the flagship 100-ton R100E.

These will be based on the existing Terex Trucks TR-Series with improvements including greater visibility and safety systems.

As a result of the launch of the Volvo-branded rigid haulers, production of Terex Trucks rigid haulers will, over time, cease.

Thomas Bitter, senior vice-president of the Marketing and Product Portfolio function at Volvo CE, said: “Our purchase of Terex Trucks in 2014 was a strategic decision that allowed Volvo to offer customers a rigid hauler option.

“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 technology 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.”

Terex Trucks-branded articulated haulers will continue to be designed, built and developed at Newhouse and distributed using the pre-existing Terex Trucks independent dealer network.