For its CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020 booth, Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) will present its equipment under the theme, and company tagline, of Building Tomorrow. Dave Foster, Vice President of Marketing & Corp. Communications, North America at Volvo CE, said during the company’s pre-show press conference this theme will be shown in three ways — through its products, services and innovations.
Its innovations in particular will demonstrate not only currently available technologies but also concepts of what could be possible in the construction market in the future.
Foster said one of the biggest changes for the company at this year’s CONEXPO is the fact its booth is completely outdoors in the new Festival Lot. “Bigger equipment requires a bigger space,” he said, explaining the move to an all outdoor exhibit space. The 60,000-square-foot booth will feature Volvo CE, Volvo Trucks and Volvo Penta, as well as sister brands SDLG and Terex Trucks.
Volvo will feature over 30 pieces of equipment in its booth, including 10 different excavator models, three vocational Class 8 trucks—with new vehicle debuts anticipated during the show — and five Volvo Penta engines, including an electric drivetrain and engine. The company also plans to debut a 10-ft. highway class paver and a highway class double drum roller.
In the middle of its booth, Volvo will highlight the largest equipment yet to be offered in the North American market. This includes a 100-ton truck and 90-ton excavator. A 10-foot wide ramp will provide a safe, efficient way for attendees to get into cab of the machines.
The 100-ton truck is a Tier 2 compliant machine that will go into the Latin American market. Volvo plans to have a Tier 4 version at MINExpo 2020 and available for customers in the fourth quarter of the year.