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Australian mine strikes gold with Volvo A45G haulers

Red 5 Limited is using a fleet of Volvo Construction Equipment articulated haulers at its underground gold mines in Western Australia. CJD Equipment and Volvo have worked with Red 5 Limited to build these machines to mine specifications in order for the haulers to work underground. The Volvo A45G articulated haulers have helped the company to increase productivity while reducing fuel consumption and maintenance costs. Red 5 Limited is an Australian gold producer that operates the...

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CJD supports performance of emerging mining services

With equal parts quality machinery and a supportive supplier, this company has seen exponential growth in its six years. Performance Mining gives back to the community that raised it thanks to CJD Equipment. As a privately owned service provider to the mining and civil construction industries, it was always going to be a battle for Performance Mining to make a name for itself in Western Australia. The company was founded in 2016 out of Pinjarra, south…

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CJD Equipment grinds away for custom excavation creation

A gold mine portal expansion in Western Australia was proving difficult for operators, with some soft limestone ruling out drill and blast processes. Luckily, CJD Equipment was able to deliver a bespoke solution, fulfilling the task and the people who worked on it.   At this world-class operation in the Pilbara region, a valued CJD client turned to the equipment distributor to go above and beyond its usual duties.   The issue was underground, on a…

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CJD digs deep for multi-million-tonne tailings facility

Few applications or locations are out of reach for CJD Equipment. This is why FMR Investments has partnered with CJD to build a 4-million-tonne tailings storage facility in the Goldfields of Western Australia. FMR Investments has been in the mining game since the late 1980s as a miner and a former contractor, giving the company a history of expertise and expectations of what it takes to get a job done. For the past 10 years, FMR…

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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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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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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

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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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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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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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

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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TRUCK TIPS: How to Avoid Hydraulic Component Failure

There are a number of causes for hydraulic system faults, however, contaminated fluid is the cause 80% of the time. This is quite a substantial statistic (and one we understand you’d rather not be part of), so what can you do to protect your hauler from hydraulic component failure? Here are some helpful tips.   What causes contamination? The three types of contamination include solid particles, air and water. All of these cause some form of…

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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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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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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 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

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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