Volvo Trucks launches new large capacity trucks for mining applications
Volvo Trucks has launched two new large capacity 5 axle dump trucks for various mining applications at the Excon 2015, the commercial vehicle said in a statement.
The FMX 520 10×4 dump truck with 26.1 Cu.m body and FMX 480 10×4 dump truck with 24 Cu.m body have been introduced to enhance the productivity in line with the increasing demands of coal production.
The FMX 520 10×4 dump truck offers a 33 percent higher capacity and the FMX 480 10X4 offers a 28% higher capacity compared to the current 8X4 solutions available in the market, claims the company.
Volvo Trucks also showcased a coal haulage solution with 33 Cu.m bodies which is the largest coal haulage truck in the Indian market along with their flagship model the FMX 440 8x4I shift.
Unveiling these trucks, Pierre Jean Verge Salamon, President Volvo Group Trucks India, added that he is very positive about Indian growth story and optimistic about the Government’s plans to double the coal production to 1bn tonnes by 2020. He believes that the next 5 years will open up several new opportunities in the coal mining which will redefine productivity and efficiency demands.
Vinod Aggarwal, CEO, VE Commercial Vehicles, said “we have made huge investments in the network and introduced path breaking offerings, to mention a few – Company owned and operated dealers, customer specific site support, comprehensive service agreements and various other value added services. Commenting on the Joint Venture he said “The VE Commercial vehicles JV between the Volvo Group and Eicher Motors have been extremely successful for the last 7 years due to strong collaboration and synergies between the two companies.”