Emphasizing long-term confidence in the market, visitors to the bauma 2016 exhibition in Munich, Germany, will see Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) unveil several new flagship products – including the largest machines the company has ever made. The new products will be hosted in 8,700m2 of exhibition space.
The new A60H is a giant 60-tonne class articulated hauler – the largest ever made by Volvo CE. Alongside it will be a host of new excavators, wheel loaders, pavers, haulers and compactors – 16 product launches in total.
On display at Volvo’s two stands (Indoor – C4:327 and Outdoor – FM510) will be an EW60E wheeled excavator, the EWR150E short radius wheeled excavator and EC35D, ECR35D and ECR40D compact excavators. Wheeled loaders will include the launch of the L50H, and road machinery will be represented in the form of single-drum (SD75B, SD115B and SD135B) and double-drum (DD25B) rollers and a new D-Series paver. And while the A60H may be the highlight of the articulated hauler range, there will be other new models and product updates on display in Munich.
Volvo will also showcase an entirely new approach to customer services, aimed at boosting uptime, fuel efficiency and productivity. Housed under the banner of ‘Volvo Services’, the company will demonstrate its customer solutions aimed at machine monitoring, machine control, efficient fuel usage and repair and maintenance support.
Volvo will also celebrate its roots at bauma 2016. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Volvo’s popularization of the articulated hauler concept, the company’s latest A60H will be joined by its great, great, great, great grandfather, the DR631 from 1966 – fondly known as ‘Gravel Charlie’.
While the 2,300m2 indoor space is dedicated to static exhibits, multi-media displays, merchandise shop and salespeople on hand to offer walkarounds, the 6,400m2 outdoor area will consist of ‘action stations’. In addition to a regular machine show complete with musical choreography, the action will include an attachments demonstration and a paving demonstration. As part of the Operator Club portion of the exhibit, visitors will be able to demonstrate their prowess at the controls of an ECR50D short-radius excavator as they race against the clock to complete the challenging tasks set for them.
Demonstrating the breadth of the Volvo Group, Volvo CE will be joined at bauma by sister companies Volvo Penta, Volvo Financial Services and Volvo Trucks, which will show its latest generation of construction trucks.