Construction Equipment Asia

Volvo CE unveils lighter-bodied R100E for Indonesian market

Indonesian customers can now place orders for a modified version of the Volvo R100E rigid hauler with a lighter body that allows for higher payloads and increased productivity.

The payload of the largest model in the Volvo rigid hauler line-up, the R100E, just got bigger thanks to a few clever modifications to the machine body. Using a lighter design, Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has managed to increase the capacity of the body from 60.4 m3 to 65 m3, which is greater than any competitor model in the 100-ton class. This enables customers to increase both their productivity and profitability.

Even in the standard 60.4 m3 body version, the Volvo R100E rigid hauler is an extremely productive machine. The V-shaped body is designed for optimum load retention and minimal material carry-back, while the body-tipping system ensures efficient dumping.

Offering a 95 t payload, the R100E allows operators to meet production targets faster. Built to perform, the R100E is powered by the premium 783 kW (1075 hp) engine. The R100E is built for all surface mining and quarrying applications, where operational costs are critical. Customers can expect to spend less per haul with the R100E, featuring a 60.4m3 capacity V-shaped body for optimum load retention and minimal material carry-back. The industry-recognized load profile policy enables the operator to meet a consistent average target payload (95 tonnes), while the speedy body-tipping system ensures fast cycle times for an all-round efficient performance.

Volvo builds on the high capacity and hauling speeds of its rigid hauler with intelligent monitoring systems. The On-Board Weighing (OBW) option is an integrated system that ensures the machine moves the optimum safe payload to further optimize production and minimize operational costs. It does this by using exterior-mounted pressure sensors to monitor and relay machine statistics to the operator’s on-board display. Not only can machine information be viewed in real-time via the on-board display, it can be remotely accessed via Volvo’s CareTrack® telematics system to help operators and fleet managers improve planning.

Faster cycle times

The high torque capabilities of the combined drivetrain provide unparalleled pulling performance and class-leading rim-pull for optimum travel time. The hauler yields impressive tractive effort meaning no terrain is too deep or steep. Operators can tackle tough job site conditions and navigate gradients effortlessly for faster cycles.

Speed does not come at the expense of safety, however. An engine overspeed protection feature automatically slows down the machine to within safe operating limits if the driver goes too fast. In addition, a neutral coast inhibitor and transmission retarder are included as standard to protect the hauler in downhill operations. Fail-safe braking and secondary steering systems provide extra security.

Productive work environment

The Volvo R100E also promotes a productive work shift through its comfortable cab environment. The Volvo air suspension seat and tiltable telescopic steering wheel can be fully adjusted to match the operator’s preferred position while all displays and controls are ergonomically-positioned to keep the focus on the operation. The seat location to the left side of the cab and large windscreen offer a commanding view of the jobsite. Built-in sound insulation eliminates distracting noises, while the viscous isolated mounted cab and hydraulic suspension system minimizes ground vibrations and surrounding jobsite noise.

By using MacPherson suspension, tires can move up and down independently to adapt to the road surface, while muffling the vibrations to the operator cabin. This type of suspension enhances the drive comfort for operators and helps to increase productivity and safety.

The Volvo R100E has been designed specifically for durability and ease of maintenance but should customers need support, Indonesian Volvo CE dealer PT Indotruck Utama is here to help. Providing superb parts availability, local knowledge and global mining experience, PT Indotruck Utama helps customers keep their rigid trucks operating and earning for profitable operations.

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