TransDiesel News and Updates

Our Story - TransDiesel Ltd

Posted: 12 September 2019.

Our brand story shares just a glimpse of some of the key moments in the formation and evolution of TransDiesel, our people and the amazing journey we have been on and continue on today.

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Coming soon to TransDIesel - Dafo Fire Suppression systems.

Posted: 23 May 2019.

TransDiesel Ltd has been appointed as the NZ distributor, and certified installer for Dafo Fire Suppression systems.

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Putting Kiwi Ingenuity on Top of the World

Posted: 09 April 2019.

TransDiesel showed the world the true meaning of kiwi ingenuity, sweeping the board at the prestigious Volvo CE Masters finals — with teams finishing in first and third place.

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Meet The Beast!

Posted: 06 March 2019.

Built as an ultimate adventure charter vessel, The Beast will be fully equipped with a game fishing vessel carried on the deck, and an amphibious tender. The Beast is fitted with four Kohler Marine Generators (2x 70EFOZDJ 70KW / 88Kva and 2x 125EFOZDJ 125KW / 156Kva), sold and managed by Scott McAlpine of TransDiesel and supplied to Lloyds Class Specification

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Winners of the Volvo CE Excellence in Service Delivery Award 2019

Posted: 21 December 2018.

Setting the standards for exceptional technical and customer service is something TransDiesel takes very seriously. With the vision of being New Zealand’s leading sales and service organisation, the company understands that service delivery is the cornerstone of any premium brand’s aftermarket solutions. This is why TransDiesel has invested considerable resources into fostering technical talent and developing service infrastructure to maintain, repair its Volvo products according to the brand’s best practice quality and safety standards.

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Posted: 21 December 2018.

TransDiesel has two teams that have successfully made it through to the Volvo CE Masters final, to be held in Sweden in March 2019 The two teams have battled it out at the Oceania and APAC regional competitions and will now advance to the World final.

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TransDiesel launches home-grown finance division

Posted: 30 November 2018.

TransDiesel Ltd, the 100% Kiwi owned and operated equipment, parts and consumables sales and service company, has launched its own lending team; TransDiesel Finance & Leasing.

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Volvo CE reports lowest carbon emissions on record through electric powered partner site

Posted: 22 November 2018.

Low carbon emissions were just the tip of the iceberg “discoveries” for Volvo and Skanska’s electric-powered quarry operations. A reported 70% reduction in energy cost and a 40% drop in the cost of operators, meant that this joint venture’s insights were not just environmentally significant, but also fiscally savvy.

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Latest power generator installation

Posted: 25 September 2018.

TransDiesels' South Island Power Generation Sales Manager, Andrew Smith is onsite managing our latest power generation project

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ENI, distributed by TransDiesel, is title sponsor of the NZ Kawasaki race team 2018/19 season.

Posted: 31 August 2018.

TransDiesel, along with their Eni brand is delighted to announce a very exciting partnership and sponsorship with the Kawasaki NZ motocross race team.

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Volvo L260H wheel loader review

Posted: 26 July 2018.

Nick from Christchurch Ready Mix Concrete puts the new Volvo L260H wheel loader through its paces and reviews his experience at the controls and the loaders latest technology.

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First Volvo EC380DL in New Zealand logs like a champ!

Posted: 10 May 2018.

Deep in the Kaingaroa Forest in the North Island of New Zealand, on a patch of logging land so challenging that previous harvesting crews left it behind, an EC380DL crawler excavator from Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) is clearing up remnants of old Douglas fir and navigating the tough terrain like a champ.

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International launch of Volvo Rigid Hauler range

Posted: 11 April 2018.

Volvo Construction Equipment unveiled its new range of Volvo-branded rigid haulers to customers and dealers at the company’s Motherwell facility in Scotland.

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New Volvo EC250D High and Wide sold to Franklin Logging

Posted: 03 April 2018.

Franklin logging, based in Dannevirke have taken delivery of a Volvo EC250D High & Wide excavator.

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Digging for over 10,000 hours without missing a beat!

Posted: 27 March 2018.

Kev from Digout services owns a large fleet of Yanmar compact excavators. Working hard out on the frontline is one of his original ViO-55’s, which has now clocked over 10,000 hours of service and is still going strong.

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A new Volvo addition to the Permapine fleet.

Posted: 26 March 2018.

Permapine has slipped a new Volvo L90F wheel loader into their round-wood operation in the central North Island. The Volvo L90F has proven to be the ultimate size loader for the operation plus with dealer support from TransDiesel just minutes away, the choice to remain with Volvo was easy.

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Posted: 23 March 2018.

A new L220H wheel loader was recently delivered to Dongwha NZ in Gore. This machine joins a L50H loader, which was delivered last month. The L220H’s main roles will be unloading the log trucks, feeding the ring row which feeds the MDF manufacturing plant, along with cleaning up around the log piles.

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New I-100 Terex Finlay Impact Crusher to Southern Aggregates

Posted: 22 March 2018.

This Impact crusher was purchased to complement the Southern Aggregates existing mobile operations. This is the sixth Terex Finlay unit in their fleet, and will join their two double deck mobile screens, a cone crusher, a jaw crusher and a classifer.

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Discovery and refurbishment of a 1930 Kohler generator set.

Posted: 22 March 2018.

A 1930’s vintage Kohler generator was discovered in New Zealand by the manufacturer in 2016, when they received an email request for a service manual for the set. Upon its discovery Kohler became very interested in the fact that it was still running and was in really good condition. TransDiesel subsequently agreed with the owners to swap the vintage set for a brand new generator and returned the set to Kohler in Singapore. The generator has since been fully refurbished by Kohler in Singapore and is now taking pride of place in their showroom.

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Posted: 20 March 2018.

Jack Cotton has been competing in the 2018 NZSBK championship in the 250 production class. He runs our high performance eni motorcycle oils in his bike. Jack has finished second in the 250 championship. He won all three races at round four from pole position and also set a new lap record for the class!.

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Andre Heimgartner is crowned NZ V8's champion.

Posted: 12 March 2018.

Andre Heimgartner has claimed the 2018 NZ V8s Championship following a strong and consistent end to what was an impressive season in the New Zealand touring car category.

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Volvo L150H Long Boom wheel loader spec'd for Ravensdowns new facility

Posted: 19 February 2018.

It’s not always an easy road selecting the right machine for the job, and this Ravensdown story is one of those times where the TransDiesel team all pitched in to make it happen for the customer!

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Race reports from the New Zealand Superbike Championship

Posted: 16 February 2018.

Brendon Coad is competing in the 2018 NZSBK championship on his Aprilia. He runs our high performance eni motorcycle oils in his bike.

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Posted: 30 November 2017.

Simon from Johnston Civil Ltd, reviews his Volvo ECR235CL crawler excavator and his experience at the controls.

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Review of Volvo ECR88 Plus hydraulic excavator

Posted: 18 October 2017.

There is never a better recommendation of a machine’s capabilities, or indeed the service provided by its suppliers, than one given by someone who sits in the operator’s seat every day of the week for an extended measure of time.

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Volvo A60H Articulated Hauler launched in New Zealand

Posted: 10 October 2017.

"The Beast" has arrived in NZ! Our first Volvo A60H hauler has just rolled off the boat in Auckland. This is the worlds largest Articulated Hauler, which has a 55 tonne payload capacity.

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Dump truck review: Volvo A45G articulated hauler by GBC Winstones Otaika Quarry operator

Posted: 21 September 2017.

The following article and video is an independent review of the Volvo A45G articulated hauler by a GBC Winstone Otaika Quarry operator.

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Fighting frosts with Perkins engines

Posted: 07 August 2017.

If you travel through any major wine or fruit growing region in New Zealand or Australia, you’ll be sure to see FrostBoss frost fans protecting the crops. These impressive fans are used for frost protection for vines, kiwifruit, nuts, citrus and all stone fruit among others.

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Posted: 14 July 2017.

With half of all the articulated haulers ever made bearing the Volvo brand, the company has just passed another landmark – the production of its 75,000th hauler.

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LX1 prototype hybrid wheel loader delivers around 50% fuel efficiency improvement during customer testing

Posted: 12 July 2017.

Volvo Construction Equipment’s LX1 prototype electric hybrid wheel loader has excelled during hundreds of hours of real-world testing, achieving around a 50% improvement in fuel efficiency compared to its conventional counterparts.

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Short film of Volvo forestry equipment

Posted: 25 May 2017.

Here is a short film showcasing Volvo CE Forestry excavators and log loaders working in the Taupo region of New Zealand. The film demonstrates Volvo Construction Equipments' initiatives and commitment to environmental care and sustainability and in particular shows how they continue to be a global leader in producing technologically advanced and fuel efficient machines

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Pump Station 1 Rebuild Christchurch

Posted: 12 May 2017.

The Pump Station 1 building in Christchurch was damaged in the February 2011 earthquake with the floor dropping significantly in the area where the generators were located.

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Posted: 19 April 2017.

Volvo Construction Equipment demonstrated the EX2 – a fully electric compact excavator that delivers zero emissions, 10 times higher efficiency, 10 times lower noise levels and reduced total cost of ownership – at the Volvo Group Innovation Summit in London.

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Volvo Construction Equipment reveals prototype autonomous machines

Posted: 02 February 2017.

Volvo Construction Equipment demonstrated its prototype autonomous wheel loader and articulated hauler working together at the company’s Xploration Forum in Sweden.

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Volvo Construction Equipment predicts up to a 95% reduction in carbon emissions at electric site

Posted: 18 January 2017.

Volvo Construction Equipment is working on an electric site research project that aims to transform the quarry and aggregates industry by reducing carbon emissions by up to 95% and total cost of ownership by up to 25%.

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Waste Management reaching new heights!

Posted: 08 November 2016.

Waste Management NZ Ltd is NZ’s leading provider of waste disposal services. The company collects, transports, treats, recycles, recovers and disposes of residential, commercial, and industrial waste. Their North shore transfer station at Rosedale Road in Auckland was looking for a mobile material handling solution to manage the sorting of incoming waste and bulk loading of outgoing landfill trucks. After reviewing four machine options they selected a Sennebogen 818M E Series material handler.

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Worlds first Volvo L250H log loader

Posted: 18 October 2016.

Wanganui-based McCarthy Transport has become the first in the world to commission a new Volvo L250H log loader.

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Generator install at Vodafone's Innov8 project

Posted: 29 September 2016.

Revealed as NZ's most technologically advanced office, Vodafone's Innov8 building is a key tenant of Christchurch city’s Innovation Precinct. The 8,900 square-metre building comprises five levels of office space, a Vodafone Concept Store and cafes. The innovation pricinct itself is an anchor project at the heart of Christchurch's central city revitalisation. The Innov8 building houses Vodafone's customer service call centre and other staff that were displaced from their original building due to the 2011 earthquake. It also houses an innovation centre where new applications will developed and tested on their test mobile network. As part of the building fit out they required a generator and fuel tank to be installed.

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Burwood Hospital generator project

Posted: 23 September 2016.

Burwood Hospital in Chrischurch, was having a new Aged Care hospital wing built and this required a new boiler house to supply the enlarged campus. The new European manufactured bio-mass boilers required a standby generator to be installed and integrated into the control system for the boiler, along with the associated generator control and monitoring systems.

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World Class excavators

Posted: 08 September 2016.

Read about the legacy behind Volvo's performance excellence and our rich history in excavators

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Meet the TransDiesel Tech Blacks

Posted: 04 August 2016.

Meet our TransDiesel team, "The Tech Blacks", competing in the Volvo Masters 2015/16 competition.

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TransDiesel Tech Blacks win APAC round of Volvo Masters

Posted: 29 June 2016.

The TransDiesel Tech Blacks have won the APAC region Volvo Masters round in Korea! They will now go on to compete in the global final to be held in Sweden in September.

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Drone film of Volvo quarry machines operating at Road Metals Ltd, Canterbury quarries

Posted: 28 June 2016.

TransDiesel Ltd drone project in Canterbury, New Zealand of Volvo Construction Equipment.

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Posted: 11 May 2016.

Fuel Installations Auckland Limited, are a specialist company that provide all the products and services needed to get a petrol service station up and running. They had a need for a new excavator that was able to offer more reach, power and stability as a result of some jobs requiring larger tank installations.

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Big News for Volvo at Bauma

Posted: 12 April 2016.

Volvo articulated haulers celebrates it's 50th Anniversary at Bauma!

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Posted: 06 April 2016.

Volvo Construction Equipment is not just the leader in articulated haulers – it created the market in 1966. As the concept reaches its historic 50 year milestone, Volvo is still creating machines that go where others fear to tread.

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Posted: 14 March 2016.

TransDiesel’s Volvo CE Masters team, “The TransDiesel Tech Blacks” have just beaten the Australian team in Sydney in round 3 of the competition.

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Posted: 25 February 2016.

Monty Python fans will know the story of the man who gets up every morning and cleans the lake but that is exactly what Howard and Ann Emeny do. Howard and Ann own Lakeweed Harvesters and Contractors and clear weed from the lakes of central Bay of Plenty region.

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Posted: 19 February 2016.

Steve James in our TransDiesel Rotorua branch has just completed an Allison transmission installation into a truck that a customer is building to haul wood chip.

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Posted: 11 January 2016.

Some serious heavy weight, high horsepower racing took place last weekend at Round one of the NZ Super Truck Racing.

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TransDiesel Ltd has purchased the Pacific Material Handlings (PMH) New Zealand business.

Posted: 01 December 2015.

Effective 1st December 2015, TransDiesel Ltd has purchased the Pacific Material Handlings (PMH) New Zealand business which is primarily for the distribution of the Sennebogen material handling product.

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Power Solutions in Oxford

Posted: 06 November 2015.

Mike Rutherford a local supermarket owner from Oxford has recently purchased a Kohler Industrial Generator for his NEW FreshChoice and a Tx generator for his home. With the exceptional quality Rutherford is more then pleased with their performance so far. Read more about his experience the Kohler and Tx brand here.

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Posted: 08 October 2015.

TransDiesel Ltd recently invited Randolph Covich, editor of Deals On Wheels magazine, to test drive a new SDLG LG938 wheel loader.

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Soloman Islands Electricty Authority - Generator supply

Posted: 29 September 2015.

TransDiesel will be supplying 12 new Kohler generators to the Solomon Islands Electricity Authority.

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Spring into action and Win a Surface tablet!

Posted: 18 September 2015.

Tell us how we measure up and be in with the chance to win a Surface 3 tablet complete with detachable keyboard.

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Made to measure!

Posted: 15 September 2015.

Custom-built Volvo excavators are helping drive a vital part of the New Zealand economy.

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Volvo Excavator digging to new depths

Posted: 11 September 2015.

Here is a video of a Volvo EC380DLR excavator working at Canterbury Aggregates North End Sand and Shingle site. The excavator is extracting sand at a depth of 7 metres below the water table.

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Posted: 28 August 2015.

TransDiesel have been successful with a tender to supply and install a 700kVA Kohler generator (KV700C2) into the new Vodafone Building located on Tuam Street in Christchurch.

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TransDiesel awarded Terex Finlay 3 Crown Award

Posted: 26 August 2015.

TransDiesel Ltd have been awarded a Three Crown Dealer Award from Terex Finlay, as part of their 3 Crown Program.

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Tx Generator range

Posted: 04 August 2015.

TransDiesel would like to introduce a new range of generators branded as Tx Power Generators. This is in keeping with our already established Tx brand of coolants, lubricants and solutions.

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Posted: 01 July 2015.

Christchurch Ready Mix's Aggregates division took delivery of their new EC380DLR today.

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Posted: 25 June 2015.

We have shared with you a few of our Volvo Rock stars over the past few months. Here is a forest star!

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Volvo L350F machine review

Posted: 19 June 2015.

NZ Logger carried out a machine review of the mighty L350F Wheel Loader.

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Posted: 29 April 2015.

Driving up the access road to Ravensdowns’ Lime quarry in Geraldine, felt more of pleasurable scenic drive, than a work field trip. Arriving at the quarry offices you are treated to vast 360 degree views of the Canterbury plains and surrounding forest clad hills and distant mountains of McKenzie country.

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Posted: 23 April 2015.

We recently sold to Cloutman Bros a Kohler KV350 generator set (converted to 60Hz therefore becoming a KV300) to run a new truck un-loading conveyor system they purchased from the USA.

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Posted: 31 March 2015.

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Posted: 27 March 2015.

Peter Mathews has taken delivery of a new Volvo L180G High Lift wheel loader for his logging business in Kaitaia.

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On Board the Volvo Ocean Race!

Posted: 20 March 2015.

A couple of our lucky customers were rewarded with an amazing opportunity last week at the Volvo Ocean Race in Auckland.

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New Yanmar ViO55-6 for Wanaka Site Works

Posted: 06 March 2015.

A new Yanmar ViO55-6 recently delivered to Wanaka Site Works.

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Can you play golf with an excavator?!

Posted: 05 March 2015.

Check out the Auckland Stopover Volvo CE challenge!

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Volvo Forestry Carriers purpose built for NZ market

Posted: 04 March 2015.

In an effort to produce a machine for true New Zealand conditions, TransDiesel and Volvo CE extensively researched with multiple contractors on their sites to establish what is required to meet the harsh New Zealand Forestry conditions.

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Volvo L180G Highlift for Pukepine Sawmill

Posted: 03 March 2015.

A new L180GHL loader delivered to Ken Tanner at Pukepine sawmills in Te Puke, this was the ultimate solution to give the best way to get more volume into the log yard.

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FC300DL Forestry Carrier for Schofields

Posted: 27 February 2015.

Tony Schofield took delivery of the First of the New Generation of Volvo Forestry machines with his FC300DL.

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Future Rock Star?

Posted: 27 February 2015.

Digout Services Kevin Williams was given the Rock Star treatment with a demonstration of a Volvo ECR145CL with Blade and Quick Coupler.

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Posted: 19 February 2015.

10 Stops. 10 Challenges.....

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Launch of Volvo L120H Wheel Loaders

Posted: 17 February 2015.

Road Metals Ltd, have often been the first company in New Zealand to purchase the latest generation of Volvo L120 Wheel Loaders including the brand new L120H Series.

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New Volvo EC480DLE for Rorison, Aria

Posted: 10 February 2015.

New Volvo EC480DLME Excavator delivered to RMD in Aria last week, this machine replaces a EC360CL that has given the Rorison team a faultless run.

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Volvo Ocean Race 2014/15

Posted: 03 December 2014.

Volvo Ocean Race is now onto its second leg, sailing from Cape Town to Abu Dhabi.

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Volvo Days 2014

Posted: 01 December 2014.

Volvo Construction Equipment recently held their annual Volvo Days event in Sweden. Visitors from 50 markets around the world visit Volvo Days.

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