The 100-ton EC950F crawler excavator, the largest from Volvo Construction Equipment, reportedly offers the perfect combination of power and stability to handle high capacity in the toughest applications. Equipped with a 603 hp (450kW) Volvo D16 Tier 4 Final engine that delivers high torque at low rpm, this machine is designed for fast and efficient […]
Two new studies released this month paint a grim picture of the consequences of global warming. The papers published by scientists at the Universities of Colorado and Washington say that due to CO2 emissions, global temperature will likely increase more than 3.6°F by the end of the century, triggering a catastrophic rise in sea levels, […]
Powerful and exacting hydraulics were center-stage at this year’s Conexpo/IFPE, as exhibitors showcased hundreds of machines, big and small. Here’s a quick look at a dozen new ones worthy of attention. 1. Hydraulic demolition machine The Brokk 500 remote-controlled demolition robot offers 40% more power than previous models. The machine’s three-part arm reaches 24.3-ft vertically […]
One thing I thought was under-covered at this Spring’s CONEXPO/CON-AGG show was a small display area that Volvo had with scale models of mobile equipment of the future.
The Board of Directors of AB Volvo has decided to appoint Olof Persson, 46, currently President of Volvo Construction Equipment, as the new President and Chief Executive Officer of Volvo.