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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Volvo CE unveils first intelligent compaction system with real-time density, multitouch display (VIDEO)

Posted by Chris Hill on Mar 17, 2015

Volvo Construction Equipment today introduced the industry’s first intelligent compaction (IC) system that measures density in real time at the World of Asphalt show in Baltimore. Dubbed Density Direct, the Android-based system’s user interface features a 10-inch touch screen with multitouch capabilities ...

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Volvo CE’s new EC220E excavator protects attachments with a password, offers side-view camera

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 12, 2015

Volvo Construction Equipment has launched a replacement to its 22-ton D Series excavator, updating the machine with a Tier 4 Final engine, improved hydraulics and a new Eco mode. The EC220E is powered by a Volvo D6J pushing 172 horsepower. Operating ...

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SDLG to make backhoes, motor graders; machines will no longer have Volvo brand

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Nov 14, 2014

Volvo Construction Equipment announced its Chinese SDLG division will now manufacture its backhoes and motor graders, and the Volvo brand would be discontinued for both products. Volvo says it will discontinue product development and production of these products in both North ...

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Volvo CE announces C-Series motor graders

Posted by Amy Materson on Oct 28, 2014

  Designed to handle a range of grading applications, Volvo has introduced its new C-Series motor graders, including the G930C, G940C, G946C (AWD) and G960C. The series has Volvo’s D8J engines, which deliver a savings of up to 5 percent in fuel ...

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Volvo launches new L110H and L120H wheel loaders; reduce fuel usage 18%

Posted by Amy Materson on Aug 04, 2014

  Volvo has launched its new 18- to 22-ton-class L110H and L120H wheel loaders, delivering 256 and 268 gross horsepower, respectively. Designed to handle applications such as material handling, road construction and utility work, the loaders offer bucket capacities between 3.2 and ...

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Daimler, Volvo report higher sales, profit in second quarter

Posted by Jason Cannon on Jul 29, 2014

Daimler reported this week that second quarter revenue in its truck segment were mostly flat at $10.74 billion compared to the same period last year, while profits jumped 5 percent to $612 million. Volvo in its earnings call reported a 44 ...

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Volvo CE after truck buy: “We want to work with distribution to keep the Terex flag flying”

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Jul 14, 2014

The Terex TA400 (pictured) and TA300 articulated haulers are the first trucks to be announced after Volvo CE’s acquisition of Terex’s line of articulated and rigid frame trucks. Now that Volvo Construction Equipment’s acquisition of Terex’s articulated and rigid frame trucks is ...

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Volvo expects 6,000 visitors in next year at new 20,000-square-foot North American Customer Center

Posted by Amy Materson on Jun 27, 2014

More than 6,000 customers, operators and dealers are expected to visit Volvo’s Shippensburg, Pa.-based Customer Center in its first year. The new facility on Monday hosted ribbon cutting ceremonies by Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.), Rep. Lou Barletta (R-Pa.), Rep. Scott ...

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Terex, Volvo finalize $160 million truck business sale

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Jun 02, 2014

Announced this past December, Terex’s sale of its off-highway rigid-frame and articulated trucks to Volvo Construction Equipment is now complete, the two companies announced today. The $160 million cash deal gives Volvo a rigid-frame haul product for the heavy construction and ...