Construction Equipment Australia

Superior productivity and output with the world's first 60 ton articulated hauler

With the introduction of the world´s first 60 ton class articulated hauler, Volvo can offer customers new industry standards for cost per ton, uptime and durability. Output and productivity is maximized in combination with Volvo´s new powerful EC950 excavator. Both machines are now available in Australia.

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The new 60 ton capacity A60H is Volvo Construction Equipment’s largest articulated hauler to date and it will be available for Australian customers during the first half of 2017.

Designed for heavy hauling in severe off-road operations, including quarries, opencast mines and large earth-moving operations, the A60H’s long service life, quality, reliability and durability are everything you’d expect from a Volvo, making hauling easier and more efficient.

The original

The A60H is engineered to increase uptime, thanks to its heavy-duty front and rear frames, hitch and wet disc brakes. And that’s not all. Volvo’s proven durability and the support of an extensive array of warranty options, means you never need to worry about getting the job done. Strength and durability are the hallmarks of the A60H articulated hauler.

Volvo CE has come a long way from its original 10 tonne articulated hauler in 1966 – ‘Gravel Charlie’. Fifty years and 50 tonnes later, Volvo is still the world’s leading manufacturer of articulated haulers. It invented the concept and has been developing these machines for over half a century.

Moving more with less

The A60H helps increase your business’s profitability by moving more for less. Volvo’s industry leading fuel efficiency, innovative technology and vital operational data tools help optimize your production and control your maintenance costs, maximizing your return on investment.

With an industry leading 55 tonne (60 ton) payload, the A60H helps reduce cost per tonne. The modern design increases capacity while improving fuel efficiency, so more can be moved for less.

“It is not a coincidence that we launch the A60 the same year as we bring our biggest excavator so far, the 90 ton class Volvo EC950 crawler excavator, to the market. In order to maximize output and productivity these machines should work together”, says AM Muralidharan, Vice President of Sales Support and Dealer Development in Volvo CE Region APAC.

The A60H is powered by a 16 litre Volvo engine, delivering not only max power of 382 kW and 3,200 Nm of torque, but also excellent fuel efficiency. And with guaranteed fuel efficiency, the A60H increases profitability and improves return on investment.

Thanks to its industry leading access, servicing the A60H is quick and easy. The front grill swings down, acting as a service platform with anti-slip steps. The electric hood opens to 90 degrees, combined with electric belly plate, allowing full and safe access to the engine compartment.

Smash productivity targets

Meet production targets faster with the A60H. Increase earnings with a higher payload and greater productivity for lower cost per tonne. It is the ultimate hauler, featuring 100% off-road performance, proven Volvo technology and impressive payload contribute to sustainable operations, year after year.

The A60H can move more tonnes per hour and gives 100% in all conditions. The largest articulated hauler on the market, it has a bigger payload for heavy-duty applications, delivering up to 40% more productivity than Volvo’s previous largest hauler. It also embodies the full articulated hauler concept, providing total versatility so customers can access the entire jobsite and climb steeper gradients. Work in all seasons, terrains and applications using tailored machine configurations and tires, all optimized for this 60 ton machine.

The ground breaking A60H features the latest innovations from Volvo. With matched drivetrain, automatic drive combinations, including 100% differential locks, all terrain bogie, hydro mechanical steering and active suspension, this machine is unbeatable. Fitted with an active hydraulic front suspension for higher hauling speeds in tough conditions, the A60H optimizes operator comfort and stability during travel, allowing more material to be moved in a shorter time for unmatched productivity.

Operator’s choice

When other machines are onsite, most operators prefer the Volvo. The centrally positioned seat, superior steering, excellent suspension, low noise levels, climate control, space and visibility all help reduce operator fatigue for more effective operations. Its superior levels of comfort, control, ease of operation and safety also appeal to operators, helping maintain productivity all day, every day.

The A60H’s dump support system, Hill Assist and load and dump brake, all help the operator to stay in control at all times, for extra productivity and safety.

A number of safety features such as superior visibility and efficient lighting help to keep the operator and people working around the machine safe in the most demanding working environments – whether it’s the operator, trainers, mechanics or site workers.

Key specifications A60H articulated hauler:

A60H Volvo

Engine specs


Max power at



SAEJ1995 Gross



Flywheel power at



ISO 9246, SAEJ1349 Net



Max torque at



SAE J1995 Gross



ISO 9246, SAEJ1349 Net






Key Specifications EC950E excavator:

EC950E T2/T3

Specification and Unit


Volvo D16E

… Rated output at

1 800 r/min

… ISO 9249/SAE J1349 net

446 kW

Breakout force (Normal/Boost) SAE J1179


Bucket capacity

3.9-5.6 m3

Max digging reach

12.270 m

Max digging depth

7.120 m

Lifting capacity along undercarriage

37460 kg

... at reach / height

6.0/1.5 m

Operating weight

89 960-91840 kg

* Based on machine configuration: 7.25m boom, 2.95m arm, 16 100kg CWT