14 December 2023:
Fulton Hogan’s Reliable Way asphalt recycling plant in Auckland is trialling a pre-production version of a 20-tonne (3.5m3 bucket) fully electrically powered Volvo loader.
Working with Volvo distributor, TDX, the team is gathering data on charge times, load capacity, efficiency, work scheduling and the technical support required. The findings will assist Volvo in the further development of large-scale electric equipment.
Fulton Hogan’s Divisional Manager Industries, Jonathan Garton, says TDX and Volvo selected Fulton Hogan from among many other global clients for this trial.
“Our close relationship is leading to new opportunities to help take the lead in changing how we work for the benefit of the environment,” Jonathan says.
The trial is another step in Reliable Way’s move to full electrification. In 2022 they launched Australasia’s first R3E fully electric mobile crushing plant and will shortly take delivery of a new Volvo EC300E hybrid excavator.