Volvo Trucks to Feature Vocational, Heavy-Haul Models at the National Heavy Equipment Show

Volvo Trucks will showcase its truck models designed to handle vocational tasks like construction, oil field and logging and heavy haul at the National Heavy Equipment Show March 5-6 at The International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario, near Toronto.

The Volvo booth (No. 5040) will display a Volvo VHD 200 vocational model fitted with a dump body and a Volvo VNX 300 heavy-haul tractor model.

Engineered for a wide range of vocational applications, the Volvo VHD 200 offers an easily customizable chassis, up to five power take-off options and Volvo's electronic bodybuilder module, simplifying electric and hydraulic connections.

The Volvo VHD 200 on display has a gross weight rating of 80,000 lbs. and features:

  • The Volvo D13 diesel engine with 500 horsepower and up to 1,750 lb.-ft. of torque;
  • The Volvo I-Shift automated manual transmission;
  • The Volvo VF20 – 20,000 lb. front axle; and a
  • Meritor RT46-164EH – 46,000 lb. rear axle.

Designed for heavy-haul applications such as machinery transport, timber hauling and long combination vehicles, the Volvo VNX 300 offers a wide range of weight ratings and specs that help accommodate diverse weight distribution requirements. Increased ride-height improves articulation and ground clearance for a smoother ride.

The Volvo VNX 300 on display has a gross weight rating of 125,000 lbs. and features:

  • The Volvo D16 diesel engine with 500 horsepower and up to 1,850 lb.-ft. of torque;
  •  The Eaton Fuller RTLO-18918B 18-speed manual transmission;
  • The Volvo VF20 – 20,000 lb. front axle; and a
  • Meritor RT46-160 – 46,000 lb. rear axle.

Like all Volvo-powered models, the VHD 200 and VNX 300 come standard with Volvo Remote Diagnostics, a telematics-based system that monitors critical fault codes, enabling proactive diagnostics and repair planning to maximize uptime.

Volvo Trucks North America’s operations and products are guided by the company’s three core values: Quality, Safety and Environmental Care. The Volvo VNM, VNL, VNX, VHD and VAH trucks are assembled in the United States at the New River Valley Plant in Dublin, Virginia, while Volvo engines for North America are assembled in Hagerstown, Maryland. The New River Valley Plant is certified to ISO50001 energy standards. Both plants are certified to ISO14001 environmental and ISO9001 quality standards.

The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. The Volvo Group, which employs about 100,000 people, has production facilities in 19 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets. In 2014, the Volvo Group’s sales amounted to about $38.2 billion. The Volvo Group is a publicly-held company headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden. Volvo shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm and are traded OTC in the U.S. For more information, please visit or if you are using your mobile phone.

February 26, 2015