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

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

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…

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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 L220H and L180G wheel loaders – Operator Review

Enhanced safety with increased productivity and outstanding fuel economy are reasons why a Tasmanian timber company specified two new Volvo wheel loaders to manage their high throughput log yard operation. Timberlink’s modern Bell Bay operation is the only large-scale forest integrated softwood plantation and sawmilling company in Tasmania producing a wide range of commodities. Its product mix includes structural framing, outdoor structural framing, fencing, landscaping, decorative timbers and industrial supplies. The company directly employs over 200…

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Volvo rocks it for Australia’s Matthews Quarries

Back in the mid-1970s, Matthews Quarries bought its first Volvo machines and immediately saw a 50% reduction in fuel consumption versus previous machines. Since then, Volvo machines have continued to help Matthews Quarries develop its position as one of the leading aggregates suppliers in the Australian state of Victoria. With two new A45G haulers and an EC750D excavator its most recent additions, the company is now able to boost the efficiency and performance of its operations…

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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

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

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

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

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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Volvo Makes a Splash in Colorado

Whinnery Construction, a Colorado-based contractor, is employing Volvo excavators to ensure safe passageway for whitewater enthusiasts in the Animas River.

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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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Powering Up Waste Disposal

With the help of Volvo excavators, a waste-to-energy facility in Pennsylvania is undertaking significant site improvement efforts to lay the foundation for enhanced site safety and efficiency as well as establishing the infrastructure needed to manage increased waste capacity in the future.

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Volvo ECR35D Test Drive

Carene Chong for Constructionsales.com.au got to chat with excavator operator, Kieran Towan from Victorian plumbing solutions provider, M Tucker & Sons. See what they had to say about the Volvo ECR35D Compact Excavator.

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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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Matthews Quarries

Traralgon is a city located in the east of the Latrobe Valley nestled within the Gippsland region of Victoria, Australia. It is the largest, fastest growing city in the Greater Latrobe Valley urban area.The surrounding landscapes are fruitful and vibrant, similar to one of the areas true characters.

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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

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

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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Video review: Volvo ECR50D Compact Excavator

Evarn Covich, from Trade Earthmovers, jumps into the cab of a 5-tonne Volvo ECR50D reduced-swing excavator and finds it to be an all-round well-balanced machine.

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A Band of Brothers

Located in the plush surrounds of Spring Farm in the Macarthur region south of Sydney, NSW is the head office of the TRN Group. This iconic Sydney civil works company was established in 1966 by three brothers; Terry, Ron and Neil Fordham who modestly started with two trucks.

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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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Burdett Sands: Productivity & Fuel Savings Lead to Five New Volvos

Burdett Sands PTY LTD is a Victorian company that transports a variety of sand types and raw materials, and supplies quarry construction materials to businesses throughout the state. 

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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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Volvo Machines are First Choice for Operators at ANL

Located in Sydney NSW, Australian Native Landscapes Pty Ltd are a leading Horticulture and Landscaping company who operate manufacturing, packaging and distributing a range of landscaping and garden products.

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Australia Gets Wise

Home to the world’s largest collection of wild flowers, world-class wine producing regions, long white beaches and one of the planet’s oldest living cultures – Western Australia (WA) has a lot to boast about. To preserve these idyllic natural surroundings, environmental care is taken very seriously

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Cost Efficiency & Reliability for Future Growth in WA & Darwin

Founded in 1989, Miniquip is today known as a diverse and progressive Perth based hire business that specialise in supplying compact earthmoving equipment. Their growing fleet includes excavators, skid steer, & all terrain loaders, the larger excavators in their fleet being 14 and 21 ton Volvo.

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CJD Service Unmatched for Dixon Sand

Dixon Sand, a respected customer of CJD, and their impressive fleet of heavy machinary are featured in the latest Australian Earthmoving Magazine. The legendary story of their family owned business is a fantastic read, and their nod toward CJDs umatched service over the years is great recognition for the Sydney CJD Equipment team. 

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Child’s play in Australia’s biggest sandpit

Robert Mackenzie, or ‘Macka’ as he’s known, is not your average entrepreneur. Seven years ago, the married father-of two decided to take a break from his successful sand extraction business and whisk his family away for the adventure of a lifetime.

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