7/9/2008

Volvo Construction Equipment Will Introduce Its New C-Series Heavy-Duty Tracked Feller Bunchers at DEMO International 2008 in Halifax



by Winston Leonard

A live exhibition of Volvo Construction Equipment’s new C-Series heavy-duty tracked feller bunchers at DEMO International 2008 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, September 18-20, 2008, will introduce to the forest industry the first of three (3) new Volvo feller buncher models that will hit the market in early 2009.

The new feller buncher equipment is further indication of the commitment by Volvo Construction Equipment to provide the industry with leading-edge forestry solutions and technology.  Over the past several years, Volvo has become a major manufacturer of forestry-based solutions for a variety of applications.

There are three models in the new C-Series feller buncher product range – the 37-ton, full swing radius Volvo FB3800C, the 30-ton short swing radius Volvo FB2800C, and the 30-ton zero swing radius Volvo FBR2880C.  All three models can be configured to accommodate a feller buncher or heavy-duty harvesting/processing head.  They are equipped with Volvo D9E Tier 3-compliant engines, load-sensing hydraulics and Volvo Care Cabs.

The Volvo FB3800C and Volvo FBR2800C will be shown to the industry for the first time in live demonstrations at the trade exhibition in Halifax.  On-site demonstrations will also be provided by a Volvo FC2421C harvester/processor, a Volvo L220F wheeled log loader, and a Volvo VHD 430 industrial truck and Manac log trailer.

DEMO International 2008 is one of North America’s largest and most unique outdoor equipment exhibitions.  More than 100 manufacturers will be located on a 3-kilometer loop in the forest for a three-day live exhibition of forestry equipment.  Occurring only every four years, the 2008 show is the first time in the Maritime Provinces for DEMO International.

“Volvo has made a solid commitment to fully support the North American and global forest harvesting and forest bio-energy industries,” said Mike Rhoda, President & CEO, Volvo Group Korea (Volvo Excavator Business Line). “Volvo has taken a leading role in providing the industry with state-of-the-art and innovative equipment to meet the needs of this important market. The new feller buncher product line validates our ongoing commitment to this industry and our customers.
“We anticipate the introduction of the Volvo feller buncher line will be the forest industry’s most significant equipment announcement this year,” said Ken Kelly, Customer Solutions Director, Forestry, Volvo Construction Equipment.  “We extend an invitation to all forest industry professionals to join us at DEMO International 2008 to learn more about these exciting solutions.

Winston Leonard
Volvo Construction Equipment North America, Inc.
828-650-2043
e-mail: winston.leonard@volvo.com

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