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Atlas Copco opens distribution center, Volvo Trucks names dealer of the year and more in the latest Dealer & Manufacturing Roundup

Posted by Angela Thomas on Dec 18, 2015

Atlas Copco Rock Drilling Tools Distribution Center up and running Atlas Copco drilling customers are receiving orders faster thanks to the new Rock Drilling Tools (RDT) Distribution Center in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. The 18,000 square-foot warehouse optimizes the delivery system as it ...


VIDEO: Volvo lets 4-year-old drive RC dump truck, absolute chaos ensues

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 08, 2015

To prove the toughness of its FMX line of vocational trucks, Volvo recently filmed an ad starring a 4-year-old girl named Sophie at the controls of a dump truck. Remote controls, that is. Things start out smooth enough for Sophie, but ...

Better Roads

Volvo CE’s Road Institute holds valuable lessons for operators of all skill levels

Posted by Chris Hill on Oct 30, 2015

Old dogs and new tricks. We use that reference nonchalantly when it comes to folks stuck in their ways, and there are plenty of them out there in the roadbuilding world. They’re the ones who tell you “I’ve done it this ...


Up your pumpkin carving game with 6 heavy equipment stencils from Volvo CE

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Oct 29, 2015

 Halloween is mostly for the kids. It's a holliday centered around dressing up and getting candy. And though a lot of adults can still get their kicks with costume parties and decorating the house, the easiest way, though not the cleanest, to ...


Volvo CE reports increased market share despite sales, profit drops in 3Q

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Oct 26, 2015

Despite continued growth in the North American market, Volvo Construction Equipment sales and profit dipped during the third quarter. The manufacturer saw 11.84 billion SEK in sales ($1.4 billion) during the quarter, down 5.5 percent from Q3 2014. However, even with the lower ...


Volvo CE intros EC60E excavator for big and small jobs alike with 20% power boost (PHOTOS)

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 28, 2015

Typically, when it comes to compact excavators, manufacturers like to talk about how well these machines fit in on small jobsites. And while Volvo Construction Equipment certainly says the same about the new EC60E, they're also pretty confident it can ...


Volvo CE intros EC160E excavator with power, fuel efficiency boosts (PHOTOS)

Posted by Amy Materson on Aug 06, 2015

Lower operating cost combined with operator comfort were key for Volvo Construction Equipment when designing the EC160E, the company’s newest E-Series crawler excavator. The new machine features a Volvo Tier 4 Final D4 engine that delivers an 8-percent improvement in fuel ...

Better Roads News

Volvo CE’s 2015-2016 Road Institute to offer Density Direct training in addition to paving, maintenance (VIDEO)

Posted by Chris Hill on Aug 06, 2015

Volvo Construction Equipment is offering 34 courses in 13 categories as part of its 2015-2016 Road Institute between September 2015 and May 2016 at locations in Phoenix and Chambersburg and Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. The program is now in its 50th year. “Today’s pavers ...


VIDEO: Watch Volvo excavators dance bucket-in-bucket in this cool tiltrotator demo

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Aug 04, 2015

Usually manufacturer equipment demos are filled with hard-driving rock, and Volvo Construction Equipment’s recent event at Volvo Days in Eskilstuna, Sweden was no different. In late June the company used music with a heavy bass line to strut its lineup ...

Better Roads News

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 ...