Volvo

Volvo Construction Equipment is making its Load Assist machine control applications compatible on a wider range of Volvo CE wheel loaders, from the L60H to the L350H, and is introducing several new Load Assist applications. Furthermore, Volvo is launching several productivity and serviceability enhancements to those same machines.

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 Grail of transport — the vehicle/machine that doesn't need an operator.

After bringing his wife with him to Knoxville, Tenn., Harry Hernandez decided that having lived and worked in his native Venezuela, as well as Florida, eastern Tennessee was the best place for his young family to grow and thrive. He also found Knoxville a good place to locate another branch of his prospering multi-state salvage operation, locally known as Tennessee Auto Salvage & Recycling.

New and updated Volvo branded products will now be tagged with just the product type and size on its side — and nothing else. All other product details, such as model series and model variant, will continue to be found on the specifications, brochure or PIN plate, ensuring customers will see no change in how they buy service or order parts for their products.

A thorough equipment walkaround before starting a shift can make a big difference, and it doesn't need to take a lot of time. Every good articulated hauler operator should establish a daily routine of prestart checks. Regular machine upkeep can ensure safety, while improving productivity and uptime.

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) is launching its 105- ton (95 t) R100E rigid in North America. With a size and capacity that make it the largest hauler in the company's line-up, the new R100E rigid hauler from Volvo CE promises to drive down operating costs for customers by boosting productivity, uptime and operator comfort, according to the manufacturer.

A raceway park is set to re-open in Kershaw, S.C., that promises to give people of all ages the opportunity to get behind the wheel to enjoy the speed and action that comes from driving on a road course. When the revamped Carolina Motorsports Park is fully operational in August, it will allow amateur car and motorcycle racers to try their hand on a 2.27-mi.

Volvo CE has unveiled a new project that furthers its efforts in "Building Tomorrow." The company has partnered with professional futurists to gather their forecasts for the industries that Volvo CE's customers work in, including construction, agriculture, mining and infrastructure.

Volvo Construction Equipment's drive to electromobility continues to expand with the opportunity for customers in North America to prebook the ECR25 electric excavator and L25 electric wheel loader starting Aug.19. Customers who sign up will be one step closer to taking advantage of these zero-exhaust, low-noise machines to get tough work done while meeting a growing number of environmental regulations.

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has signed an agreement to divest the North American Blaw-Knox paver business and associated assets to asphalt equipment manufacturer Gencor Industries (Gencor). The Blaw-Knox business and associated assets will shift to Gencor, including the transfer of the manufacturing production line currently located in Shippensburg, Pa.

OilQuickUSA, Superior, Wis., the United States distributor of the OilQuick automatic quick coupler systems, announced that OilQuickUSA and Volvo Construction Equipment and Services (VCES) have partnered to provide OilQuick's automatic coupling system on an exclusive basis to the California market.