High output rigid hauler from Volvo CE

First published in CONEXPO-CON/AGG Preview News - February 20, 2020

Volvo CE - Pre-Conexpo 2020 - Volvo R100EVolvo CE’s top-of-the-range R100E rigid truck is now available in North America

Volvo CE is now offering its 95tonne capacity R100E rigid hauler in North America. The machine is powered by a Tier 4 Final compliant diesel delivering 783kW, which is said to deliver high torque capabilities, pulling performance and rimpull for fast cycle times. Drivetrain control and machine movement are supplied by the new Volvo Dynamic Shift Control, which automatically tailors the transmission shift-points depending on the worksite and operational inputs. The Tier 4 Final R100E includes a manually-activated ECO Mode for long distance hauls and high-speed applications.

The truck has a 60.4m3 capacity, V-shaped body for optimum load retention and minimal material carry-back. The load profile policy enables the operator to meet a consistent average target payload, while the body-tipping system is said to ensure fast cycle times. The On-Board Weighing (OBW) option ensures the machine carries the maximum safe payload. It features exterior-mounted pressure sensors to monitor and relay machine statistics to the operator’s on-board display.

The R100E is configured with the Volvo CareTrack telematics system to monitor operational data including fuel consumption, machine utilisation and excessive idling.

Customers interested in increasing the productivity of existing and future projects have access to Volvo Site Simulation. This package recommends the most profitable fleet of equipment and project results for a customer.

The body is manufactured from high impact and high abrasion-resistant 400-HBW-hard steel. Other key features include a low centre of gravity, a new low-effort steering system and sleeved frame bores for additional protection. The machine also has a proven front suspension using McPherson struts with lower wishbones, wide-spaced to absorb surface shocks.

The transmission retarder and neutral coast inhibitor secure safe machine control in downhill conditions, while the engine overspeed protection automatically slows the machine to safe operating limits.