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Volvo Construction Equipment to offer wheel loader fuel efficiency guarantee program

Volvo Construction Equipment stands behind the fuel efficiency advantages of its wheel loaders through a new assurance program in the U.S. and Canada. The Volvo Construction Equipment Fuel Efficiency Guarantee program is offered on Volvo large wheel loaders through December 31, 2010.

Fuel costs add up to one of the largest operating expenses faced by equipment owners today, and Volvo Construction Equipment recognizes how this impacts bottom line profitability. Volvo wheel loaders are renowned for exceptional fuel economy and total cost of ownership savings. Volvo reinforces this competitive advantage with confidence through this fuel efficiency guarantee program in the U.S. and Canada.

Based on fuel consumption reports, Volvo Construction Equipment will evaluate the fuel efficiency and share the difference in fuel cost with the equipment owner if the machine does not meet the individual model’s rated fuel efficiency levels. If monitoring determines that machines are under-performing in field use, Volvo and its U.S. and Canadian dealer network will provide assistance to review specific end-user applications / operations.

Qualifying Volvo wheel loaders come standard with a three-year advanced-level CareTrack telematics activation, valued at $7,000 USD. At the time a Volvo wheel loader is registered for the fuel efficiency program in the U.S. or Canada, actual fuel efficiency data will be measured through Volvo CareTrack. The state-of-the-art Volvo CareTrack system can be used to manage a machine’s productivity and maximize a machine’s availability for work. Using GPRS (mobile network) or satellite technology to send information, data is available securely and instantaneously online. Fault reporting, activity warnings and remote diagnostic feedback can help identify problems quicker for faster resolution. Machine operation and deployment can be optimized via functions that monitor fuel consumption, location, hours of operation, speed and approaching service intervals.

In order to optimize the performance of the Volvo wheel loaders and to ensure optimal efficiency, Volvo also highly recommends enrollment in a Customer Support Agreement with the local U.S. or Canada dealer. Customers can increase the free CareTrack subscription to five years with a Blue, Silver or Gold Customer Support Agreement through their local Volvo Construction Equipment dealer in the U.S. or Canada.

The fuel efficiency guarantee program is available for the following Volvo wheel loader models: L350F, L220F, L180F and L150F. This program is solely a guarantee of remedy and shall not constitute a warranty. Some restrictions apply. To learn more about Volvo wheel loaders and the program, please visit www.volvoce.com/fuelguarantee or contact a Volvo Construction Equipment dealer in the U.S. and Canada.