Volvo Construction Equipment launches the Hauler Chassis, designed to make it easier for customers and body builders to adapt standard haulers into special-purpose vehicles.
The Hauler Chassis is a modular concept that allows customers to order a standard F-series articulated hauler without load body or hoist cylinders. These base machines, ranging from the 28-tonne A25F to the 44.6-tonne A40F, provide the platform for the customer, Volvo dealer or third-party body builder to modify to suit the specific transport solution required.
Popular superstructure options include timber hauler, water tank, hook lift, ejector body or fifth wheel for pulling a wide range of trailers. A bolt-on frame extension in 1.2- and 1.7m lengths is also available for the A25F and A30F-based machines for added flexibility.
Under the Hauler Chassis program, a selection of optional equipment is available, along with hydraulic interfaces to suit a range of superstructures. As well as the standard machine hydraulics, an auxiliary open or closed-center system is fitted that allows for superstructure connection without further modifications.