Quarry Southern Africa July 2017 - Page 24

Durable by design: digging deep with Volvo’s largest ever excavator By Robyn Grimsley Thursday 4 May 2017 saw the South African launch of Volvo Construction Equipment’s much- anticipated 60-tonne A60H articulated dump truck (ADT) and 90-tonne EC950E crawler excavator at regional distributor Babcock’s Middelburg facility. First unveiled at bauma 2016 in Germany, the launch marked the first time the two mining machines are available for purchase in southern Africa. Volvo CE’s EC950E crawler excavator is the largest excavator ever produced by the Swedish construction equipment manufacturer. 22 _ QUARRY SA | JULY 2017