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Volvo CE intros SD75B, SD115B soil compactors with new drum control system

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on Jul 31, 2015

Volvo Construction Equipment has a new pair of soil compactors that give users access to new technology that makes work more efficient. Volvo's new SD75B and SD115B are Tier 4 Final compliant and feature engines that provide ample power along with high torque at ...


Volvo CE set up a working lab in a Skanska quarry to study how to make fully-electric equipment a reality

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Jul 28, 2015

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 ...


Volvo CE intros ECR145E, ECR235E short-swing excavators with redesigned cab, 10% fuel savings

Posted by Amy Materson on Jul 27, 2015

Volvo Construction Equipment’s new E-Series short-swing crawler excavators feature a center-positioned boom and compact swing radius, allowing work in confined spaces without sacrificing power, dig depth or stability. The ECR145E and ECR235E have Tier 4 Final engines that deliver up to ...


Volvo CE profit jumps 80% in 2Q thanks to big sales increases in North America

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 20, 2015

Following two consecutive quarters of large losses, Volvo Construction Equipment saw a huge increase in profit during the second quarter, mainly supported by increased sales in North America. Sales increased to 15.4 billion SEK ($1.8 billion), up 5 percent over 2Q ...


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

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Jul 14, 2015

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 ...


Volvo CE unveils EC140E excavator with improved cab, more precise control (PHOTOS)

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Jun 30, 2015

Continuing its E-Series excavator introductions, which began last year at ConExpo, Volvo Construction Equipment launched the EC140E at its annual Volvo Days event in Eskilstuna, Sweden, last week. The 119-horsepower unit has an 8,200-pound maximum lifting capacity, and an 18-foot 3-inch ...


Volvo CE’s new EC20D compact excavator drops fuel consumption with new engine, auto idle system

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 17, 2015

Volvo Construction Equipment has introduced its latest compact excavator, featuring an engine update and a new automatic idling system. The new EC20D is powered by a Volvo D0.9A Tier 4 Final engine, pushing 16.3 horsepower and boosting fuel efficiency by 10 ...


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

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 03, 2015

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 ...


Volvo CE intros highly-configurable EW160E, EW180E wheeled excavators with cab improvements (PHOTOS)

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 07, 2015

If you can't configure one of the company's latest wheeled excavators to your fit the demands of your jobsite, it isn't for a lack of trying on Volvo's end. Boasting a broad swath of options and combinations, Volvo Construction Equipment has launched ...


Volvo CE sees demand in China cut in half, profit plunges 46% in 1Q

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 28, 2015

  Citing weak demand in China, where sales have been cut in half, Volvo Construction Equipment reported a drop in revenues and a plunge in profit for the first quarter of 2015. For the quarter, which ended March 31, total sales at Volvo ...


Volvo Trucks boots Persson, names chief of rival Scania as new CEO

Posted by Jason Cannon on Apr 24, 2015

Volvo Group has dismissed Olof Persson as its president and chief executive, the company announced Wednesday. It also announced it plans to hire Scania boss Martin Lundstedt to lead Volvo Trucks back to increased profitability and restructuring efforts. “After three years of focus on product renewal, internal ...


With Intermat launch of 2 demo excavators, Volvo CE pres Weissburg says company “well-positioned” to ride value trend

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Apr 22, 2015

Using the show to introduce a pair of new demolition excavators, Volvo Construction Equipment president Martin Weissburg also took time to discuss a trend currently affecting equipment markets. During remarks made Tuesday, Weissburg said the company is "well-positioned" to ride ...