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by Nick Drew  |  Tue 17 May 2016

Volvo's BIG ADT to star at Hillhead

Always available to work, the bigger, more durable and superior, 60 ton class A60H articulated hauler from Volvo Construction Equipment provides continuous production and superb reliability thanks to its robust design, easy service access and outstanding Volvo dealer network.

Volvo's BIG ADT to star at Hillhead
The new, 55 tonne (60 ton) capacity A60H being shown for the first time in Great Britain at Hillhead 2016 is Volvo Construction Equipment’s largest articulated hauler to date. It has been designed for heavy hauling in severe off-road operations, including quarries, opencast mines and large earth-moving operations, providing a long service life, quality, reliability and durability – in fact all the hallmarks associated with Volvo articulated haulers. Hero image of the articulated hauler A60H 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. And Volvo CE has the unique opportunity to celebrate this achievement presenting both the old and new on the Volvo stand at this year’s Hillhead exhibition. DSC_0347 With an industry leading 55 tonne (60 ton) payload, the A60H brings a new dimension to reducing the cost per tonne of material moved using tried and tested frame and powertrain designs with the emphasis on fuel efficiency. The A60H is powered by a 16 litre Volvo engine, delivering 495 kW and 3200Nm of torque, and has a maximum speed of 54.9kph. It shares the same features and benefits in terms of design and overall layout as its smaller brothers in the Volvo articulated hauler range and sports  a massive 55 tonnes and 34 m³  body capacity. DSC_0165 With the A60H, valuable data is on hand to improve onsite efficiency and save costs. With intelligent systems from Volvo, such as MATRIS™, CareTrack™ and the On Board Weighing system, customers can optimize production and minimize operational costs. Volvo uses the latest technology to monitor machine operation and status, advising on the best ways to increase profitability. The On Board Weighing System guarantees the optimal load every cycle. This maximizes production, boosts fuel efficiency and reduces machine wear in all site conditions and operations. And a huge array of Customer Support Agreements offer preventive maintenance, total repairs and a number of uptime services, helping keep control of maintenance costs.  DSC_0164 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. 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. Check out this A60H promotional video from Volvo Construction Equipment. [youtube width="725" height="344"]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXNXisq3eX4[/youtube]  

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