First publishedon www.AggBusiness.com
Swecon has delivered its first Terex Trucks rigid hauler, the TR100, to Rutqvists Schakt
’ rigid haulers, the TR70 and TR100, are helping Swecon
to expand its machine range in Sweden.
“The addition of Terex Trucks’ rigid frame haulers fills a small but important gap in our product portfolio and strengthens our offering to the mining industry,” says Ove Meander, Swecon's sales manager in north Sweden.
With the backing of the Terex Trucks’ and Swecon’s combined service networks, the rigid haulers are already well supported and attractive to the mining industry. The robust trucks are proving popular due to their simplistic design which makes them easy to drive, maintain and service. "In the longer term, there may be more sizes of trucks available when the engines are adapted to the new environmental requirements,” says Meander. “However, the machines we sell now, the TR70 and TR100, are built to maximise uptime and have a proven technology that produces results.”
Volvo Construction Equipment acquired Terex Trucks in 2014 with the aim of strengthening its position in the earthmoving segment and developing its presence in the light mining sector. This has proven to be attractive to Swecon’s customers, as many are already familiar with Volvo CE’s high standards of quality.
During the summer, Swecon delivered the first Terex Trucks rigid hauler to Lars-Göran Rutqvist – a TR100 with a load capacity of 55.5m³, a payload of 91tonnes and an engine that delivers 783kW. Rutqvist commented: “We needed a rigid hauler to transport road materials in Boliden's open pit copper mine in Gällivare. The mine has a large road network and is used day and night, all year round.
Although Rutqvist is a new customer of Terex Trucks, he is confident that the machine will be a good match for his company. "We have dealt with Swecon and Volvo CE for many years and we expect that we will receive the same high standards from the Terex Trucks team. My previous experience makes me feel safe in daring to try something new. And so far, I’m pleased to say everything has worked well with the Terex Trucks hauler.”
Swecon is committed to delivering the best service and support possible for its new truck range. The company’s team members have also already visited Terex Trucks’ headquarters in Motherwell, Scotland, to be trained by its experts on all aspects of the machines, and this is something which will occur on a regular basis.