Volvo Trucks launches the pioneer 10X4 Dump Truck in India for mining operations

Monday 22 October 2012, 12:03 PM by

Volvo Trucks has introduced an all new FM480 10x4 Dump Truck in the country, which is specially built for the deep opencast mining operations. Maintaining the industry standards from more than fifteen years, this vehicle has been an innovation and has set several benchmarks in the field of mining. Volvo FM480 10x4 Dump Truck, which is based on the powerful as well as trustworthy Volvo FM13 litre platform, is expected to emerge as a game changer in the mining operations of the country.

Speaking on the launch ceremony, the Managing Director of Volvo India Private Limited, Philippe Divry said, “At a time where business is tough for everybody in the mining sector. Volvo, the market leader, once again innovates to create value for its customers. This is the biggest truck ever in India; it looks like a truck, but produces like a machine. The Volvo FM480 10x4 Dump Truck is slated to be the next big Game Changer in the mining industry.”

Interestingly, Volvo operates only in the selected premium segments of the country and has grabbed numero uno position in the Indian premium European truck sector. The company’s direct service philosophy to offer the finest care to high-end trucks is quite unique. The models offered by Volvo trucks have a higher productivity at low cost, which makes them need of the hour.

Volvo FM 480 happens to be an innovation, which is sure to redefine productivity to a new level. Built on 5-axle model, the vehicle features a cutting edge engine which has the potential to churn out a maximum power of 480 bhp with an impressive torque of 2400 Nm. The power-to-weight ratio of the model is 7.38 and it holds a strong body with 24 M3 struck volume that provides it an unmatched quality and reliability.

On the launch ceremony, the Chief Executive Officer of VE Commercial Vehicles Limited, Vinod Aggarwal, said, “The Volvo FM 480 is the first 10x4 dump truck concept in the Indian market for mining applications. The Volvo 10x4 benefits the customers with higher productivity and lower overall operating costs. The higher capacity rock body enables the customers to derive the best-in-class productivity; thereby reducing their fleet size and helping them achieve increased profitability and higher operating efficiency.”

Experts believe that this dump truck from Volvo has maintained a striking balance between efficiency and productivity. As the resources are becoming highly expensive and scarce, the increased productivity at low cost has emerged as the need of the hour. Owing to this, Volvo FM 480 10x4 43 (US) ton Dump Truck has emerged as the obvious option for mining operations that require optimum performance and higher productivity.

Some of the main highlights of Volvo’s new vehicle include proven, dependable and powerful engine, which has performance oriented nature. Besides, the model has bigger footprints for superior stability, which provides a complete control of the vehicle in the hands of driver. It has been equipped with air suspended pusher axle, which has electronically controlled suspension system for better distribution of load. Advancements like precise steering control and electronically powered hydraulic steering system increases the manoeuvrability of Volvo 10x4 Dump Truck.

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