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CJD Equipment unveils zero-emission compact wheel loaders and excavators

In response to the growing call for environmental responsibility and the pressing demand for decarbonisation, Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has taken a groundbreaking step by unveiling the first zero-emission machines to the Australian Market

In response to the growing call for environmental responsibility and the pressing demand for decarbonisation, Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has unveiled its zero-emission machines to the Australian market.

This commercial expansion of Volvo CE’s leading range of electric machines aligns with the growing demand for sustainable construction practices.

In a strategic move towards sustainable and efficient equipment solutions, CJD Equipment is excited to introduce these compact machines designed for various applications.

While these compact electric wheel loaders and excavators are not commonly used for quarry applications, CJD Equipment sees this as a pioneering step towards a greener and more technologically advanced future for the industry.

A shared commitment to sustainability

“We are thrilled to announce the arrival of Volvo Construction Equipment’s Electric machines in the Australian Market,” CJD Equipment executive general manager – sales and marketing Grayden Leaver said.

“Volvo CE’s commitment to leading the industry in this space reflects their proactive approach to meeting market demands. Our partnership underscores a shared pride in leading the transition towards sustainable equipment, marking a pivotal step in shaping a more environmentally conscious future for construction.

“We are confident that the success of these compact zero-emission machines will pave the way for the introduction of larger, more powerful machines in late 2024, specifically designed to meet the demands of the quarry sector.”

As a world-leading manufacturer, Volvo CE is focused on the need for collective action to combat climate change and reduce its and its customer’s environmental footprint.

Volvo CE has set an ambitious goal to achieve net-zero value chain greenhouse gas emissions by 2040, with significant emission reductions as early as 2030. This comprehensive goal reflects the company’s dedication to addressing climate change and promoting sustainability throughout its operations and supply chain, research and development of sustainable machinery – hybrid and electric and embracing the circular economy principles with their Reman Parts program.

Advantages of zero-emission machines construction equipment

Volvo CE’s introduction of zero-emission construction machines in Australia marks a significant milestone in the industry’s transition towards sustainability. By embracing electromobility, construction, quarry, mining, and waste, companies will be able to reduce their carbon footprint, comply with emission regulations, and contribute to a cleaner and greener future. Volvo CE’s zero-emission machines introduced into Australia perform the same as their diesel counterparts but have additional advantages such as Zero emissions, near silence, reduced vibrations, and a more comfortable work environment. These electric machines enhance the overall work experience, open new business opportunities, and help companies adhere to emission regulations.

All Volvo CE’s zero-emission machines in Australia have charging solutions, allowing quick and efficient charging to ensure seamless operations. These machines are fast-charge ready, where an off-board solution can allow a complete charge in around one hour, enabling construction companies to plan their activities effectively. CJD Equipment collaborates with customers to calculate the expected operating time and provide the optimum charging solution tailored to their needs.

“The launch of Volvo’s emobility construction equipment in Australia marks a significant step forward for sustainable construction practices in the country,” CJD Equipment product manager – electric and sustainable technologies Reid Gibson said.

“We believe that these machines will be a gamechanger for the industry, and we’re excited to see how they will transform construction projects across the country.”

Proven success of Volvo EC230 Electric Excavator

The 23-tonne EC230 Electric is the first medium-size in-house-designed electric excavator in the industry and has already proved successful in a variety of commercial applications in both Europe and Asia. This machine has already shown significant progress as a versatile machine designed to operate in various applications comparable to a similarly sized diesel excavator.

The knowledge gained from utilising the EC230 Electric will play a crucial role in Volvo CE’s efforts to construct a desirable world through its electric solutions. This data will encompass aspects like productivity, cost, and scalability, facilitating the creation of additional electric models. This endeavour will enhance the company’s offerings and support its partners and customers in achieving their continual goals of minimising climate impact.

Investing in zero-emission construction equipment demonstrates a company’s commitment to environmental stewardship and positions it as a leader in the industry. As more customers in Australia and worldwide prioritise sustainability, Volvo CE’s zero-emission machines are poised to drive the transformation towards a more sustainable and efficient construction sector.

Three decades of collaboration with Volvo CE

For many years, CJD Equipment and Volvo CE have been supplying premium construction equipment tailored to the specific needs of Australia’s diverse industries. Their collaboration over thirty years has ensured the delivery of high productivity, fuel efficiency, and safety solutions, enabling machines to operate at peak performance.

CJD Equipment boasts an extensive national support network, guaranteeing comprehensive assistance regardless of location or time.

For further details, call 1300 139 804 or visit cjd.com.au

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