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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 ...


Volvo’s Terex Trucks continues down path, offering a “standard, core rugged feature set”

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Apr 21, 2015

Terex Trucks, a division of Volvo Construction Equipment since its acquisition from Terex last summer, is continuing down the path of offering both rigid-frame and articulated hauler off-highway trucks, according to Sam Wyant, global director sales and marketing, in an ...


Volvo CE intros EC220E excavator with power, fuel efficiency boosts

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 20, 2015

Volvo Construction Equipment has introduced an update to its 22-ton EC220 excavator boasting more power and better fuel efficiency than its D Series predecessor. The EC22oE crawler is powered by a Tier 4 Final Volvo D6 engine that, combined with an ...


Volvo now offers its VNX 630 heavy hauler in a tridem axle model

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 13, 2015

Giving the truck even more traction when hauling heavy equipment, Volvo has updated its VNX 630 severe duty hauler with a new tridem axle model. The new truck features three rear drive axles rather than two in an 8x6 configuration capable of ...