With half of all the articulated haulers ever made bearing the Volvo brand, the company has just passed another landmark – the production of its 75 000th hauler.
More than half a century after it invented the concept, Volvo Construction Equipment recently celebrated the production of the 75 000th articulated hauler. Having produced more than half of the articulated haulers ever made, a staggering 50 000 Volvo haulers are still in regular use around the world.
The 75 000th machine – one of the new generation A45G full suspension models – rolled off the production line in late June at the factory where the first machine – the DDR631 or ‘Gravel Charlie’ – was made, in Braås, Sweden.
And although Volvo articulated haulers can be found all over the world, the 75 000th machine is staying relatively local, going to Norwegian customer Leonhard Nilsen & Sønner AS.