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by Kyle Molyneux  |  Wed 11 Mar 2020


Less than a week before the 2020 CONEXPO-CON/AGG’s opening day (March 10th), Volvo announced that it would not be attending due to the threat of the coronavirus. But then, for whatever reason, Volvo decided that it would make an appearance at the show. Sort of. The manufacturer’s display area covers some 60,000ft2 and despite last week’s news, there are lots of Volvo-branded machines to pore over. However, you won’t find anyone from Volvo itself present in Las Vegas, as they were told to stay at home. It’s a strange situation admittedly, but the machines are left to do the talking – and they’re doing it pretty well.

Highlights at this year’s CONEXPO include the 94-tonne EC950F crawler excavator (see top image), with up to 7m3 bucket capacity. There’s also a Gold Rush branded EC200E excavator (pictured above), which marks the 10th season of Discovery channel’s hit US show that sees teams of miners face various obstacles and overcome several challenges as they dig for gold in the lesser-known regions across Canada and the US.

Elsewhere on Volvo’s stand, there’s the company’s R100E rigid hauler (above) that boasts a dump capacity of 60.4m3. If you remember, this 95-tonne machine is built at the Terex Trucks factory in Motherwell, Scotland and was launched in April 2018. There’s also Volvo’s L350H wheel loader, which replaced the L350F, as well as an A45G articulated hauler, and EC750E HR excavator (bottom picture) with tilting cab and reach of up to 118ft.

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Images: Nick Drew


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