Volvo CE’s largest excavator – the EC700 C-Series has a powerful 336.5 kW (451 hp) Volvo Tier 3/Stage IIIA compliant engine with V-ACT (Volvo Advanced Combustion Technology) offering high torque at low revs, leading to efficient fuel consumption. Its advanced hydraulic system is well matched for smooth, responsive digging and lifting, featuring high breakout force, crowding force and slew speed. The Volvo Care Cab, with operator protective structure, provides more space, increased safety, better visibility and reduced whole body vibration.
“Once we started using Volvo machines we never stopped,” says Barreto. “Volvo machines show quality, durability and environmental care and safety – all of which our company demands.”
“Besides the Volvo fleet that guarantees production demand, CBMM can count on our customer and uptime services,” says Anselmo Fonseca, regional manager at Tracbel.
The company is investing over $400 million (€294 million) to increase its production capacity. While investing in research and development, CBMM has already developed 13 products with niobium as a base material – two of which are bucket attachments and truck bodies.
“After using our developed niobium metal on our trucks, we could increase loads by up to two tonnes, says Barreto. “We want to offer even more to our customers for the application of niobium.”
Founded in 1965, CBMM is a privately held Brazilian company belonging to Grupo Moreira Salles – the main shareholder company. The state of Minas Gerais also holds shares as well as other companies in Japan, South Korea and China.
CBMM is the first mining and metal production company to have all its operations ISO 14001 certified because of its commitment to landscaping, conservation and ecological issues. This demonstrates the company’s dedication to the environment and why it chooses to use Volvo machines.
Picture 1: The Volvo bucket gets its fill
Picture 2: The vast niobium quarry looks over green
fields and landscape
Picture 3: Loading up into a fellow Volvo truck.
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