Volvo Construction Equipment has introduced three new electric compact machines, the L20 Electric wheel loader and EC18 Electric and ECR18 Electric excavators. The units join the current L25 and ECR25 electric offerings, and give Volvo the industry’s largest range of electric-drive machines, according to company officials. Volvo CE’s growing range of electric-drive equipment is said […]
Groundbreaking electrohydraulic system wins Volvo Technology Award
As part of the ongoing effort to improve hydraulic efficiency in excavators, the Common Pressure Rail Hybrid system by Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) is yet another innovation improving performance while reducing CO2 emissions, in line with Volvo Group’s net zero carbon ambitions by 2040. A Volvo CE team from Sweden and South Korea worked […]
IFPE Download: Volvo’s largest excavator now available in North America
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 […]
Will global warming kill fluid power?
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, […]
12 new machines at Conexpo/IFPE
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 […]
Volvo dreams up tomorrow’s off-highway machines
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.
Olof Persson appointed CEO of Volvo
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.