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Eiffage chooses Volvo dump trucks with Allison transmission

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French civil engineering construction company, The Eiffage Group, has selected Volvo A60H dump trucks with Allison full automatic transmissions to work on infrastructure projects around the world.

Earthworks and large construction activities require machines that are capable of transporting large loads on difficult driving zones and with significant working time. Volvo 160H dump trucks with Allison automatic transmissions are well suited to these types of operations. Their payload and drivetrain – a combination of the Volvo D16J engine (16 l, 669 hp/492 kW) and the Allison 6630ORS transmission – enable product productivity. The Volvo A60H is the only dump truck on the market that is capable of a 55 t payload. Features such as an onboard weighing system mean the load can be safely measured and maximised in real-time.

In addition to productivity, the vehicles also benefit from efficiency, which is monitored via onboard telematics. Despite such loads on difficult terrain, the Allison transmission contributes by providing the wheels with progressive and continuous power, without any loss of power during gear shifts.

With Allison automatic transmissions, the Volvo A60Hs are easy to handle and manoeuvre, and can access difficult areas.

“For our earthworks and large construction activities, the A60H dump trucks, equipped with Allison automatic transmissions, allow us to transport 55 t of load,” said Alain Bertoni, Director of Equipment Department at Eiffage Génie Civil – Infrastructure Branch. “Thanks to the 34 m3 bucket, we can load four bucker of 9 m3 instead of three with other vehicles. This allows us to be more efficient.”

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