QUEBEC – Fifty years ago Volvo Construction Equipment
(Volvo CE) launched the world’s first articulated hauler, the Volvo DR 631, in Braås, Sweden. “Gravel Charlie” quickly became a construction industry icon and operator favourite, with over 70,000 articulated haulers sold throughout the world.
[caption id="attachment_1003714859" align="alignleft" width="300"] Volvo introduced the first articulated haul truck 50 years ago and is celebrating throughout Quebec.
Volvo continues to celebrate this special year of the articulated hauler as the custom-painted golden A40G, dubbed the “Golden Hauler”, will be travelling in Quebec to promote the anniversary.
During the week of July 19 through to July 22 the Golden Hauler will be traveling to many Strongco
locations in Quebec and be showcased for exclusive viewings to customers and local area trade schools. There will also be special guest speakers from Volvo and Skills/Compétences Canada to promote careers in skilled trades and technologies to Canadian youth.
It’s a full travel agenda packed with exciting speakers and demonstrations at multiple Strongco branches and customer locations.
Tuesday, July 19
• On display at the ACRGTQ Golf Tournament
Wednesday, July 20
• Strongco Laval Branch with special guests from Skills/Compétences Canada and local area trade schools
Thursday, July 21
• Strongco Trois-Rivières Branch and then on to Cap Excavation customer site, who currently own 50 articulated haulers
Friday, July 22
• Strongco Saint-Augustin Branch with special guests from Skills/Compétences Canada
) represents leading equipment manufacturers with globally recognized brands, including Volvo Construction Equipment, Case Construction, Manitowoc Crane, including National and Grove, Terex Cedarapids, Terex Finlay, Terex Equipment, K-Tec Earthmovers, Ponsse, Fassi, Allied Construction, Taylor, ESCO, Dressta, Sennebogen, Jekko, Takeuchi, Link-Belt and Kawasaki.