Fast Forward with These Volvo Concept Machines

Volvo Gryphin Concept Wheel Loader

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Check out Volvo’s futuristic wheel loader concept machine, the Volvo Gryphin. The 'Gryphin' extreme wheel loader concept has fully independent wheels so it can literally 'climb' to dump its load. It has a single spar boom, a zero-emission electric hybrid engine, noiseless electrical wheel motors and intelligent cab glass that automatically heats up in cold weather and darkens in bright light. Watch the video to see how uneven ground is no match for the Volvo Gryphin!

Volvo SfinX Concept Excavator

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Check out Volvo’s futuristic excavator concept machine, the Volvo SfinX. The SfinX excavator - is already influencing today's Volvo design. The reduced weight of the machine's components makes the SfinX more efficient, saves on steel and reduces the amount of fuel consumed during operation. Watch the video to see how easy excavation could be in the future with the Volvo SfinX!

Volvo Centaur Concept Articulated Hauler

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Check out Volvo’s futuristic articulated hauler concept machine, the Volvo Centaur. The 'Centaur' concept rewrites the rules for articulated haulers. The most striking feature is its ability to uncouple the front 'tractor' from the 'trailer', which opens up possibilities to rapidly change work application. The Centaur can be a hauler one moment, converting to a pipe or log carrier - and then a liquid container the next. Watch the video to see how easy hauling could be with the Volvo Centaur!

Volvo Fenix Concept Asphalt Paver-Compactor

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Check out Volvo’s extreme concept asphalt paver-compactor, the Volvo Fenix. While clearly a Volvo, it is almost unrecognizable as a paver: Fenix radically redraws the traditional profile. In fact it is much more than just a paver - it is a fully integrated highway paving/finishing system. Unlike traditional pavers whose progress is entirely dependant on the - sometimes erratic - arrival of hot asphalt filled trucks, Fenix instead uses Volvo's ingenious POD system.

The PODs are laid out in front of the approaching Fenix at predetermined spaces, each super-insulated unit filled with 17 tonnes of asphalt mix, made from environmentally friendly, quick-curing organic binder. Once emptied of its asphalt, each super lightweight POD collapses automatically into a space-saving compact size, ready for return and recycling to the mixing plant.

The operator of the future will no longer be exposed to the elements, and will board Fenix by using the inclined ramp. Once safely seated in air conditioned comfort, the entire cab can be elevated to give a commanding worksite overview. The cab position can also be altered in height and aspect to suit the needs of the job. Check out this video to see the Volvo Fenix in action!

Source: http://www.volvoce.com/constructionequipment/na/en-us/products/concept_vehicles/fenix_paver/Pages/fenix_paver.aspx

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