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Volvo have been making machinery for over one hundred years with their first tractor back in 1913. It comes as no surprise that the company’s range of machines, especially their articulated dump trucks and excavators are popular with plenty for sale at Plantpages. The core of the Volvo CE machinery sales in the UK are focused around their ‘A’ Series of ADT (Articulated Dump Trucks) – perhaps there’s more synergy here with the company’s truck division. Popular too are the company’s ‘EC’ range of tracked excavators – typically higher up the weight range. Of you would like to browse the Volvo models available for each type of machine, check out our tool underneath the search filter to find the right Volvo machine for you.
Although the company’s roots go right back to 1832, the company only became Volvo after purchase by the Swedish Auto maker in 1950 when it bought Bolinder-Munktell.
The company has both developed their own line of machines, such as the Volvo wheel loader back in 1954, but has also introduced ranges through acquisition. This includes Arvika- Thermaenius AB Arvikaverken to expand the wheel loader range in the 1960’s .
Inventors of the articulated hauler in 1966 (Volvo DR631), the acquisition of AB Kockum Landsverk also added rigid haulers to Volvo’s product line in 1982. The first range of Volvo brnaded rigid haulers didn’t happen until 2018!
The Mid-1980’s sees Volvo CE turn its attention to the US market with a partnership with Clark Equipment. this initiative later gets amalgamated into a Volvo-owned business, becoming the Volvo Construction Equipment we know today in 1995.
In the mid 1990’s Volvo also added the compact wheel loaders from Zettelmeyer Baumaschinen GmbH to its business with Excavators added in 1991 through the acquisition of Åkermans Verkstad AB .
Later in the 1990’s, Champion Road Machinery is acquired, bringing motor graders and Samsung Heavy Industries, bought in 1998 added additional machines.
The turn of the century saw Volvo CE design and launch their own backhoe loaders in 2002 and skid steer loaders in 2003. In the meantime, development in the excavator range sees ever larger machines produced – including the EC700B at 70 tonnes in 2005.
2007 saw the company return to the acquisition trail buying China’s ingong and Ingersoll Rand road construction with the purchase of the hauler business from Terex with a factory in Scotland in 2014.
There are three of these Volvo 40 tonne excavators heading through the Malcolm Harrison sale on November 18th in Derbyshire. They are to be joined by a pair of Volvo wheel loaders and make up part of the Lomas Distribution fleet renewal sale. There are plenty of used excavators and wheel loaders advertised in the Photo lineage section on page 6 - and remember there are hundreds to view online here at Plantpages.co.uk Remember, there's always tonnes of farm machinery for sale at our sister site www.farmmachinerypages.co.uk If you are looking for trucks and trailers for sale then head to…>
There's a 2008 Volvo L150F wheel loader on this week's front cover, courtesy of Plantmaster, whose advert sits over the page on the inside front cover. This is a one owner machine and is fitted with a reversing camera. In what is described as a 'nice' condition it looks ready to head off to work. remember to look through the Photo lineage page on page 6 for plenty more wheel loaders, and, of course check out the nearly 200 wheel loaders advertised online Remember, there's always tonnes of farm machinery for sale at our sister site www.farmmachinerypages.co.uk If you are…>
A disused clay mine in what was once a barren landscape in the heart of south-west UK may be an unlikely base for one of the world’s largest indoor rainforests…. and equally unusual, for now, is the use of electric construction machines to maintain it. Home to stunning covered Biomes that replicate the natural worlds of tropical rainforests and the Mediterranean, the Eden Project in Cornwall, UK is a testament to what can be achieved by working with nature and not against it. So, it made an ideal location to show the power of electric construction solutions in eradicating emissions…>
Now here's a lot of machine for your money. This week's front cover sees A 1990 Terex 33-07 dump truck on sale with Walker Machinery for just £14,000. The truck may not be beautiful, but it's ready to go to work with a watertight body, rear camera and a GM 12V-71 turbo engine. if mixers are more your thing then the DAF CF440 with a CIFA barrel has an unusual 8x2 configuration with a trailing rear steer axle. There are more details on the outside back cover where it is joined in MV Commercial's advert by a Volumech volumetric mixer…>
If you are looking for a motor grader around the size of a CAT C14H, then you should consider the choice of four Lee Boy 985 grader advertised on the inside front cover by Plant Master. Powered by a Cummins 6 BT engine and ZF transmission with auto shift gears, it is joined by a series of road building machinery on the Plant Master advertisement. Remember, there's always tonnes of farm machinery for sale at our sister site www.farmmachinerypages.co.uk If you are looking for trucks and trailers for sale then head to www.truckpages.co.uk Also check out the rest of the…>