Al-Futtaim Auto & Machinery Company (FAMCO) has unveiled the A45G, the latest version of the 45-ton (41-tonne) articulated hauler, at a ceremony in Sharjah.
During the event, FAMCO handed over the keys to the first new model to Al Marwan General Contracting Company (MGCC) in the presence of senior executives from Volvo CE, FAMCO and MGCC.
“The handover of the new Volvo CE A45G Articulated Hauler to our first customer in the UAE marks the official launch of the G Series in the country,” said Vladimir Knezevic, managing director at FAMCO UAE.
“The G Series haulers deliver a whole new level of efficiency, reliability and value on the job. As always, FAMCO is able to bring this industry-leading product from Volvo CE to market with confidence in both the world-class engineering and design, and FAMCO’s unparalleled service,” he added.
Volvo CE launched the first articulated hauler 50 years ago with a 10-tonne model. The present day A45G can move even more tonnes per hour with a two-tonne increase in its payload, while its Volvo engine and robust, durable and reliable design ensure the best performance in all conditions.
The new model features higher payload capabilities, dynamic and predictive gear selection, efficient fuel consumption, and telematics machine monitoring systems such as CareTrack and MATRIS - all of which contribute to optimised production, lower operational costs and improved comfort.
Designed to ensure an easy service access, the front grill of the new model swings forward and down to reveal a full-service platform with anti-slip steps, while the electric hood swings up and back by a full 90 degrees to allow full and safe access to the engine compartment.
“The addition of the impressive Volvo CE A45G Articulated Hauler to our fleet will allow us to move material around site with greater efficiency than ever before,” said Marwan Al Zaiem, managing director of MGCC. “The units will also deliver enhanced productivity thanks to its high fuel efficiency, reliability and uptime, which will help us to continue to lead the way in the contracting sphere.”