Volvo Articulated Haulers: Half a Century Strong 1

Volvo Articulated Haulers: Half a Century Strong

54 years after launching the articulated hauler concept Volvo CE continues to lead the field. Even the co-developed LEGO® Technic™ 6X6 articulated hauler Volvo A60H model is an engineering marvel – featuring app-controlled operation and fully automatic transmission. Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) was the first to popularize the articulated hauler concept in 1966 with the birth of the 10-ton payload DR631 – fondly known as  ‘Gravel Charlie’. Some 54 years later the company is still…

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CJD Equipment Donates $47,000 to Beyond Blue 3

CJD Equipment Donates $47,000 to Beyond Blue

Earlier this year CJD Equipment announced that for every General-Purpose Excavator sold between the 1st of February and the 30th of June, $1000 would be donated to Beyond Blue. Mental health has been a significant issue in our industry, affecting many Australians and now more than ever, organisations like Beyond Blue are providing vital support to people experiencing depression, anxiety and other mental health conditions. We are so proud to announce that CJD have successfully raised…

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Repurpose It With Volvo – Waste Management Review

It is always an awesome opportunity to catch up with business owners and operators who have a genuine vision to provide a positive impact on the environment combined with the know-how and commitment to back this up and see it through. One such company and business partner that lives this ideal is George Hatzimanolis from Repurpose It. George has more than 15 years of industry experience and has a passion for reducing our construction industry’s reliance…

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Why autonomous transport will happen in quarries and light mining first 7

Why autonomous transport will happen in quarries and light mining first

Creating solutions capable of maximising transport efficiency through advanced automation is the goal of an entire industry. For Volvo Autonomous Solutions, it’s likely to happen first in the controlled world of quarrying and mining. After developing steadily, step-by-careful-step, for more than 100 years, the automotive world is currently in the grip of a two-sided revolution: on the one side under pressure to reduce emissions by going electric, and on the other, striving to reach the Holy…

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What You Need To Know About Mini Excavators. 8

What You Need To Know About Mini Excavators.

Selecting the right excavator can make a huge difference to the profitability of your business. If you are working on today’s smaller blocks, townhouse and cluster dwelling sites, these sites often have very tight access. The pressure of having to work in ever-smaller areas has sparked a big demand for small, nimble machines with enough power to get the job done profitably. Mini and compact excavators have become essential tools. Purchasers of small excavators may not…

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Volvo H-Series Wheel Loaders Receive New Update - L60H to L350H 10

Volvo H-Series Wheel Loaders Receive New Update – L60H to L350H

The H-Series wheel loaders have been consistently improved throughout their lifetime, and now they receive additional enhancements that help reduce total cost of ownership. In 2014 Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) introduced the L60H-L220H wheel loaders and followed – in 2017 – by the big sisters, L260H and L350H. “Over the years we have built on experience and worked closely with customers to improve these machines,” explains Product Manager Lars Eriksson. “Now, in 2020, we have…

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EC300E Hybrid Excavator

Volvo EC300E Hybrid Excavator – A Novel Hydraulic Hybrid

With carbon emissions squarely on the nation’s agenda, Lindsay Daniels of CJD Equipment breaks down the hydraulic fuel reduction capabilities of Volvo’s new E-Series excavator range. In August 2016, CJD Equipment embarked on a large-scale sustainability project: installing solar panels at their five largest energy-consuming branches. The initiative was perceived as a long-term investment and designed to deliver carbon saving and reduced overall company emissions. By the end of 2017, installation on all five branches was…

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Volvo Co-Pilot

Volvo Co-Pilot – Meet Your Partner in the Cab

Volvo Co-Pilot is an intelligently-designed interactive display from Volvo Construction Equipment offering real-time insight into work performed by select Volvo machines, ensuring the highest standard of efficiency and accuracy in any application. Volvo Construction Equipment has developed Volvo Co-Pilot, a cutting-edge on-board display for select Volvo machines. The high definition touchscreen is the operator’s partner in the cab, providing unrestricted access to all the integrated functionality required to unlock a Volvo machine’s full performance potential. Delivering…

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AK Evans Earthmoving and CJD Equipment Supporting Beyond Blue

Founded by joint managing directors Aaron Evans and Kylie Hall, earthmoving equipment rental operator AK Evans Earthmoving (AKE) initially commenced operations as a dry hire provider in 2006. Based in Port Hedland in northern Western Australian, the company has since expanded it’s suite of services, drawing on an in-depth knowledge of the Pilbara, Kimberly and Mid-West regions. AKE General Manager Michael Still explained that in addition to dry hire, AK Evans Earthmoving now also provides a…

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CJD Equipment Proudly Supporting Beyond Blue 21

CJD Equipment Proudly Supporting Beyond Blue

CJD Equipment is proud to announce that from the 1st of February until the 31st of May 2020 we will be donating $1000 to Beyond Blue for every new general-purpose Volvo excavator we sell. Mental health is a significant issue affecting many Australians and CJD Equipment are proud to be constructing a path to better mental health through raising awareness and funds for Beyond Blue. One in five construction workers experience a diagnosable mental health condition…

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CJD Acquires New Location in Burnie

CJD Equipment Expands in Tasmania

CJD Equipment Branch Acquisition – Burnie, Tasmania CJD Equipment are excited to announce the acquisition of North West Truck Centre in Burnie, Tasmania. Commencing operations on Thursday the 2nd January 2020, the new facility will operate out of the previous North West Truck Centre branch, located at 44 Main Rd, Wivenhoe, Tasmania.   Founded in 1974, CJD Equipment is a privately-owned Australian company and is the Australian distributor for Volvo and SDLG Construction Equipment as well…

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Red 5 Limited Partners with CJD Equipment and Volvo

One year on, and how have the fleet of Volvo A45G articulated haulers performed underground? In a word, outstanding! After over 16,500 fleet hours worked, we received some great feedback from our client in the WA Goldfields.   Compared to the dedicated underground haulers this site was previously running, the A45G’s have increased productivity (more rocks on the ROM!) and at the same time slashed fuel consumption by more than 50%. Maintenance costs have been dramatically…

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First Volvo Electric Compact Excavator Arrives At Customer Site

French contractor Spac, part of the Colas Group, has taken delivery of the first Volvo electric compact excavator, the ECR25 Electric, in the customer trial phase.     Following the unveiling of the first Volvo electric compact excavator, the ECR25 Electric, at Bauma 2019, the machine has now been delivered to Spac for customer testing.   Spac, part of the Colas Group, is using the 2.5-tonne excavator to dig trenches at the Saint-Nom-la Bretèche golf course, just outside of…

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Auto Pilots: What do customers want from Automation?

Automation technology is advancing, but what features do customers actually want? In this article Volvo CE’s Tine Lefebvre, Global Director Connected Services and Koen Sips, VP Customer Solutions, highlight how automated services are making every operator the world’s best. We talk about ‘automation’ as if it’s a new thing, but when it comes to constrution equipment the progression of automating processes has been going on for years. The automatic gearbox and climate control are just two…

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Remote-Controlled Wheel Loaders to be Tested by Volvo CE 28

Remote-Controlled Wheel Loaders to be Tested by Volvo CE

Remote-Controlled wheel loaders to be tested when Volvo CE receives Sweden’s first 5G network for industry Telia, Ericsson and Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) have launched Sweden’s first 5G network for industrial use today at Volvo CE’s facility in Eskilstuna. Volvo CE will then become one of the first in the world to use 5G technology to test remote-controlled machines and autonomous solutions.     The 5G network will be used at Volvo CE’s research and…

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Volvo’s Electric Excavator Helps Build the Morgan Stanley Garden at Iconic RHS Chelsea Flower Show

The construction of the Morgan Stanley Garden – one of this year’s main show gardens at the global consumer showcase – will be the first major project for Volvo’s new electric ECR25. Highlighting the machine’s unique capabilities for inner city environments and in keeping with the garden’s aims to explore how beautiful gardens can be created with a lighter environmental footprint, the zero emissions compact excavator will begin breaking ground on the foundations for the garden…

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Volvo CE Unveils Electric Compact Excavator and Wheel Loader at Bauma 34

Volvo CE Unveils Electric Compact Excavator and Wheel Loader at Bauma

Volvo Construction Equipment has unveiled two zero-emissions machines – the ECR25 excavator and L25 wheel loader – from its new range of electric compact machines. Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) is delivering on its commitment of ‘Building Tomorrow’ with the unveiling of its first commercial zero-emissions electric compact excavator and wheel loader at Bauma Munich. The machines, which are the first to be shown from a new electric range of Volvo branded compact excavators and compact…

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CJD Equipment’s $30,000 Giveaway Handover

Hazi Hire take hold of the newest addition of their fleet – the Volvo EC18D excavator they won from CJD Equipment     It was an exciting day for New South Wales hazard remediation and removal company Hazi Hire who won CJD Equipment’s $30,000 Giveaway competition that was run in the second half of 2018.   Anyone who purchased a Volvo excavator from the 1st of August to the 14th of December got themselves an entry…

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Volvo CE Partners with National Geographic on Sustainability Campaign 37

Volvo CE Partners with National Geographic on Sustainability Campaign

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has joined forces with National Geographic to highlight a breathtaking project to save an endangered community against the threat of rising sea levels.     Through a new collaboration that aligns with both companies’ joint values of creating a planet in balance, this new campaign will reveal how Volvo excavators are helping to build embankments across the Sundarbans, an historic region between India and Bangladesh, to protect the land from the…

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High Performance, Low Fuel Consumption - The Volvo EC220D Excavator 40

High Performance, Low Fuel Consumption – The Volvo EC220D Excavator

CJD Equipment’s Lindsay Daniels details the company’s partnership with Volvo to offer high performance and low fuel consumption excavators.     Since 1974, CJD Equipment has partnered with high-quality international manufacturers to offer a diverse range of products for a variety of industries, from waste to transport and freight.   The company’s ethos – big enough to trust, small enough to care– has been paramount to supporting its customers to solve their day-to-day challenges with durable…

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Volvo CE Acquires Special Applications Firm CeDe 46

Volvo CE Acquires Special Applications Firm CeDe

Agreement signed to acquire low-volume Swedish machine adaptation specialist     Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has announced that it is to acquire special application partner CeDe Group for an undisclosed sum. CeDe Group is based in Malmo, Sweden, and the deal – which is expected to come into force by mid-March – will include its intellectual property, operations, other assets and staff of circa 45 full-time employees. As the annual volumes produced are relatively low,…

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RBH meets growing lithium demand with powerful Volvo L260H 48

RBH meets growing lithium demand with powerful Volvo L260H

An Australian earthmoving and haulage company is using a 35-tonne Volvo Construction Equipment wheel loader to produce lithium at Galaxy Resources’ mine in Ravensthorpe.     Australia is one of the biggest producers of lithium, accounting for around half of the world’s lithium supply. With the global lithium battery market predicted to grow at 12% from 2017 to 2024, demand for the rare metal is booming.   Ravensthorpe Haulage Pty Ltd., an earthmoving and haulage company…

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Volvo Looks to the Future at Bauma 2019 52

Volvo Looks to the Future at Bauma 2019

Visitors to this year’s Bauma 2019 exhibition in Munich, Germany, will be given a glimpse into the technological future as Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) looks at Building Tomorrow, showcasing its latest machines and integrated services.     Demonstrating the breadth of the Volvo Group, Volvo CE will be joined at Bauma 2019 by sister companies Volvo Penta, Volvo Trucks and Volvo Financial Services. The companies’ participation at the show is much more than a static…

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Constructing a Path to Better Mental Health 56

Constructing a Path to Better Mental Health

AK Evans Earthmoving & CJD Equipment are constructing a path to better mental health in the workplace.   AK Evans Earthmoving is a family owned equipment contractor in WA providing all types of earthmoving equipment and experienced operators to match, for hire on projects across the state. The team at AK Evans have over fifty years of industry experience and knowledge and are committed to providing excellent service to their all their customers. Over his time…

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Testing Begins at World's First 'Emission-Free' Quarry 60

Testing Begins at World’s First ‘Emission-Free’ Quarry

On the 29th August, Volvo Construction Equipment and its customer Skanska began testing the viability of its Electric Site concept at Skanska’s Vikan Kross quarry, near Gothenburg, Sweden. The system, which incorporates electric and autonomous Volvo machines, will run in a real production environment for 10 weeks – delivering an anticipated 95% reduction in carbon emissions and 25% reduction in total cost of operations.     Swedish companies Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) and Skanska are…

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The LEGO® Technic Volvo Concept Wheel Loader ZEUX 65

The LEGO® Technic Volvo Concept Wheel Loader ZEUX

Volvo Construction Equipment and LEGO® Technic team up with children to create an autonomous concept wheel loader of the future. Now it becomes a LEGO® Technic set paving the way for real-life construction machines. Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) and LEGO® Technic construction toys have joined creative forces with a team of children to design a futuristic, autonomous construction machine. The result: The LEGO® Technic Volvo Concept Wheel Loader ZEUX set, scheduled for release in toy…

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International Launch of Volvo Rigid Hauler Range 67

International Launch of Volvo Rigid Hauler Range

Volvo Construction Equipment unveiled its new range of Volvo-branded rigid haulers to customers and dealers at the company’s Motherwell facility in Scotland.   Volvo CE President Melker Jernberg (right) with Volvo CE Vice President of Rigid Haulers Paul Douglas   All eyes were on the new range of Volvo-branded rigid haulers this week when Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) officially launched the new machines in front of customers and dealers at the company’s Motherwell facility in…

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Volvo Ocean Race 2018

For over four decades the Volvo Ocean Race has kept an almost mythical hold on some of the greatest ever sailors.

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Volvo Launches Own Range of Rigid Haulers 70

Volvo Launches Own Range of Rigid Haulers

Volvo CE is set to enter the rigid hauler market with a complete Volvo-branded range. Using the expertise of its Motherwell facility in Scotland, the range consists of four machines, starting at the 45-ton R45D and extending up to the flagship 100-ton R100E. Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has announced that it will enter the rigid hauler market with its own Volvo brand of rigid haulers in the second quarter of 2018. The development of the…

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Articulated VS Rigid: How to Choose the Right Truck for Your Worksite 73

Articulated VS Rigid: How to Choose the Right Truck for Your Worksite

When it comes to off road hauling, there are two main truck types: Rigid and Articulated. Both are similar in the types of technology they use but differ greatly when it comes to application. Rigid Haulers are designed to transport large, rocky and abrasive materials across well maintained roads. In contrast – Articulated Haulers are designed to handle more adverse conditions, and operate on varying grades in any weather. So how do you pick the right…

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Hallett Resources Save 15% on Cost-Per-Ton with Two A60H Haulers 78

Hallett Resources Save 15% on Cost-Per-Ton with Two A60H Haulers

A pair of the range-topping A60H articulated haulers have been delivered to Adelaide-based Hallett Resources. The two units have taken on the work previously handled by three Volvo A40 units, delivering cost-savings through better fuel efficiency and productivity. For the last 11 years, Hallett Resources has relied on three Volvo A40 units for load and haul operations at its quarry in McLaren Vale, Adelaide, South Australia. While these 40 t-rated articulated haulers have performed reasonably well,…

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CJD Equipment Marks Quarter of a Century with Volvo CE 80

CJD Equipment Marks Quarter of a Century with Volvo CE

October 2017 marks a quarter of a century since construction giant Volvo CE partnered with Australian company CJD Equipment. CJD has been supporting the construction and transport industries of Australia since 1974 and are considered to be one of Australia’s largest privately owned equipment and trucking distributors. Over the last 25 years, this successful partnership has supplied the construction and earthmoving industries of Australia with Volvo’s world-class products, along with after-market service and support right across…

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Product Review: VOLVO ECR305C & ECR50D 84

Product Review: VOLVO ECR305C & ECR50D

After throwing a bit of dirt around and putting two brand new Volvo Excavators through  their paces – Ian Edwards tells us his thoughts the Volvo ECR305C and ECR50D Excavators.

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Blake Mulroe is New South Wales’ top apprentice 85

Blake Mulroe is New South Wales’ top apprentice

After sacrificing weekends, working two jobs, Ingleburn’s Blake Mulroe has been recognised as the region’s top apprentice.

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Bright Future Underground for Driverless Technology

Driverless technology is going underground and the future looks bright. Volvo, known for being at the forefront of driverless passenger cars, have taken their technology into trucking, pioneering platooning technology –

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Green Technology on Construction Sites

As well as being at the forefront of 21st century passenger car concept and design, Volvo is also engineering a range of heavy haulage vehicles and equipment which is set to change the way we think about the traditional construction site.

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Volvo: Moving the Earth

Victoria-based P&V Wade Earthmoving Repairs Director Phil Wade originally started off as a diesel mechanic apprentice working for a company called Goldhill in 1976. After a decade, Phil set up his own mechanical repair business with a workshop in Bunyip. 

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The Best Name in the Dirt Game 87

The Best Name in the Dirt Game

Burdett’s has been infamously operating throughout the Melbourne Metropolitan area, regional Victoria and into New South Wales for the past 47 years. Originating from humble beginnings in the 1970’s, the group has categorically grown in leaps and bounds.

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Diesel Dirt & Turf

Diesel, Dirt & Turf 2017 has come to an end without a hitch. With over 200 exhibitors, the 3-day family friendly event exceeded our expectations on every level. From exhibitors to entertainment, there was something for everyone. 

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Industry-leading productivity with Volvo’s complete range of mining champions 88

Industry-leading productivity with Volvo’s complete range of mining champions

With excavators from 35 to 90 tonnes; articulated haulers from 35 to 60 tonnes; and wheel loaders for all types of mining, Volvo CE has a complete range of state-of-the-art mining equipment with unparalleled cost per tonne performance.

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Volvo Release Latest Concept Models of the Future

Volvo CE predicts Significant Reduction in Carbon Emissions at Electric Site

Volvo Construction Equipment is working on an electric site research project that aims to transform the quarry and aggregates industry by reducing carbon emissions by up to 95% and total cost of ownership by up to 25%.

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Half a Century of Success: Celebrating the Volvo Artic Hauler 89

Half a Century of Success: Celebrating the Volvo Artic Hauler

Volvo Construction Equipment is not just the leader in articulated haulers – it created the market in 1966. As the concept reaches its historic 50 year milestone, Volvo is still creating machines that go where others fear to tread.

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Oiling the Wheel of Success

“It can be frustrating that people don’t know what we can do to help them but we see that as a challenge,” says McCarthy. “More and more people are becoming aware

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