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ON TRACK

SWEDEN: Customers help Volvo CE develop special applications by Richard Orange There is a clattering sound, muffled by cold, damp air and then a train sweeps past, decked out in the pastel blue of Pågatåg, th...

GOING FOR GOLD

GHANA: Located in Ghana’s Western Region, the Kinross Chirano Gold Mine is pioneering innovation with the help of both Volvo CE and Volvo Trucks by Lauren Clifford-Holmes   After a four-hour...

DIGGING INTO THE PAST

HISTORY: Volvo CE’s iconic articulated hauler Gravel Charlie celebrates 50 years  Picture the scene: the early sixties in the south of Sweden. A young man, the son of a farmer, is sitting at his kitch...

THE URBAN EXCAVATOR

GERMANY: Volvo CE rises to the challenge with its new EWR150E short tail  swing wheeled excavator by Nigel Griffiths  Designed for city use, the new excavator boasts the shortest swing radius in this...

AS GOOD AS NEW

FRANCE: Machinery rebuilds are an intriguing option in tough times by Dave Keating  France’s construction sector is facing hardship. The overall economic crisis has meant that fewer projects are gett...

POWERFUL PERFORMERS

ARGENTINA: Volvo CE pipelayers play a part in Argentina’s energy revolution by Marc Rogers  In 1931, after several years exploring the Patagonian wilderness, US geologist Charles Edwin Weaver wrote a...

TRANSPLANT OPERATION

GERMANY: A new addition to its Volvo fleet will boost productivity at this renowned tree and plant nursery by Nigel Griffiths  Expectations are high among staff at the Hamburg-based tree and plant sp...

SAFETY STEERS HIGHWAY OVERHAUL

UNITED STATES: Florida’s clogged arteries require urgent intervention from both man and machine by Carol Cassidy  Millions of cars on the roads in Orlando, Florida, have been clogging the main artery...

INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS

INSIDE TRACK: Customers get more than a machine when they buy into Volvo CE by Patricia Kelly  The role of Volvo CE as a construction equipment manufacturer has evolved far beyond simply selling mach...

VOLVO SENSATION

OPERATOR CORNER: This machine operator has his own YouTube channel and can boast a loyal fan base by Carol Cassidy About a million times a month, somebody, somewhere, clicks on a clip of ‘letsdig18’, the YouT...