Volvo Construction Equipment is hosting a “one booth experience” for the ConExpo trade show in Las Vegas, USA, with “construction industry innovators” from the Discovery Channel TV series Gold Rush in attendance.
Volvo has yet to reveal which parts will be cast in its festival booth (F8926); however, visitors to the company’s 5,100m2 stand will also find two test instrument areas, a service and technology room and a range of Volvo’s latest and most popular machines.
While the manufacturer plans to unveil its next series of excavators, unveiling a model early in the morning of the show, its mission to be a “fossil fuel-free society by 2040” means that its electric construction tools will occupy a central place.
“At ConExpo we want to help our customers be ready for change by showcasing our wide range of commercially available electric vehicles packaged with infrastructure and other sustainable energy alternatives,” said Melker Jernberg, President of Volvo CE.
The company’s position in mind is the concept of Net Zero emissions. (Image: Volvo)
As Volvo presents its self-driving concepts, its hydrogen fuel cell articulated passenger and remote control unit, the company will show several of its flagship electric devices.
The key for Volvo is the new EC230E electric excavator, which is said to offer at least the same performance as its diesel-powered counterpart.
The zero emission excavator is a 23-ton engine that, compared to its diesel equivalent model, is expected to provide equipment owners with a 60-70% reduction in energy costs.
The EC230E electric excavator will be available alongside Volvo’s recently upgraded L350H wheel loader model and its top wheel loader will be the L200H.
Described as a “heavy duty upgrade”, the L350H now features a new hydraulic system that provides a 10% faster duty cycle and a new Volvo transmission.
Similarly, the high-lift L200H offers a 27% increase in lift capacity and a 13% wider footprint than the L180H model it replaces.
The manufacturer’s ConExpo booth will also include a “Solution Hall” where visitors will be able to speak “with experts in the services and technologies that can be shaped in a way that businesses can grow now and in the future,” Volvo said.