Volvo CE brings sustainable today & tomorrow focus to steinexpo 2023

Electromobility, hydrogen fuel cells, digital solutions and heavy-duty power will be the focus of an innovative display by Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) – demonstrating that the quarry of the future is just around the corner.
Loading, Hauling & Excavation / July 25, 2023
By Guy Woodford
Volvo CE's EC550E crawler excavator will be at steinexpo 2023. Pic: Volvo CE

Highlights across the company’s impressive 1,300m² presentation space include the 23-tonne EC230 electric excavator – one of only a few mid-size electric solutions on the market – proving that sustainable power can come in many packages; the heavyweight Volvo L350H wheeled loader, bringing with it up to 15% greater fuel efficiency; the 50-tonne EC550E crawler excavator providing outstanding tractive force; and the world’s first hydrogen fuel cell articulated hauler, the Volvo HX04, a pioneering concept for alternative technologies.

Volvo Site Solutions will also be exhibited to improve productivity and safety and make life much easier for quarrying and aggregates customers. This includes Connected Map, a location service that provides a visualised job site overview for all machines wherever customers might be; Performance Indicator, a digital solution that enables on-site optimisation of operations via its real-time dashboard detailing production, fuel efficiency and machine cycle data; and Connected Load Out, designed to simplify loading processes, reduce administrative work and minimise error.

Volvo CE HX04 ADT
The Volvo HX04 hydrogen fuel cell prototype ADT will be on show at steinexpo 2023. Pic: Volvo CE

The EC550E crawler excavator competes with digging and lifting capacities normally only found in the larger 60-ton segment. The 50-tonner has the highest engine power in its class and offers outstanding tractive force and high swing torque. Combined with the large buckets, the EC550E is perfect for filling dumpers with only a few loading cycles.

Visitors to steinexpo 2023 will not only get the chance to see Volvo CE’s latest innovations but can enjoy hands-on demonstrations – including of the 60-tonne A60H hauler – as well as the traditional driver competition, which will this year give participants a chance to get into the cab of the mid-size EC230 electric excavator. Aligning with the show’s Quarry Vision theme, the Volvo HX04 hydrogen fuel cell prototype articulated hauler will demonstrate that we are moving closer to a more sustainable tomorrow.

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