Product feature: Volvo CE R100E

Volvo Construction Equipment’s 100-tonne R100E from Volvo Construction is a heavy hitter in mining and quarrying sectors

The manufacturer says this groundbreaking model is built on strong DNA, with roots tracing as far back as 1919.


For nearly 70 years, the Volvo CE Motherwell, Scotland facility has designed, manufactured, and distributed rigid haulers, relying on nearly a century of engineering excellence.

Move more, earn more

Offering a true 100-tonne payload, the newest star in the Volvo fleet is powered by the premium 783kW (1075hp) Cummins engine. The combined drivetrain delivers high torque capabilities and strong pulling performance for optimum traction.

Drivetrain control and machine moment are supplied by the new Volvo Dynamic Shift Control, which automatically tailors the transmission shift-points depending on the worksite and operational inputs.

The R100E features a 60.4 cubic metre capacity V-shaped body for optimum load retention and minimal material carry-back.

The industry-recognised load profile policy enables the operator to meet a consistent average target payload (95 tonnes), while the speedy body-tipping system ensures fast cycle times for all-round efficient performance.

Durable by design

The front suspension is widely spaced to absorb load and ground surface shocks and protect vital machine structures. The machine frame ‘horse collar’ design provides flexibility to travel on uneven terrain.

Manufactured from box-section steer rails, the frame features high-strength steel castings in the key stress locations to help absorb ground impacts. All frame bores are sleeved for additional protection.

A significant investment was spent in frame and body rigorous testing, which included applying 60,000 hours’ worth of chassis fatigue loads. With a body manufactured from high impact and high abrasion-resistant 400-HBW-hard steel the R100E rigid hauler achieves long-lasting performance.

The operator’s choice


From the cabin, the operator can observe the job site through the large glass area and a low rake windscreen.

Good visibility is complemented by a 360-degree surround view system provided by Volvo Smart View. The system uses multiple ultra-wide angle exterior-mounted cameras to produce a bird’s eye-view of the vehicle and surrounding work area via the on-board display. 

All displays and ergonomically positioned fingertip controls are within reach of the fully adjustable Volvo air suspension operator seat, easily adjusted to fit the operator’s physique. The cab is equipped with pressurised properties and HVAC control, as well as ample storage to reduce in-cab clutter and distractions.

Easy to inspect

The R100E makes accessing daily service checks and routine maintenance quick and easy with anti-slip steps and secure walkways. All service points are strategically grouped and located within reach from the ground and service platform to provide quick, easy and safe machine maintenance or adjustments.

Volvo CE R100E specifications

Payload capacity kg 95,000kg
Body Volume, SAE 2:1 heap  60.4m3
Net weight 69,550kg
Gross weight 164,550kg
Engine Cummins QST30 CAC (Tier 2 / Stage II)
Maximum engine gross power  783kW/ 1050hp@2100rpm

Max SAE J1349
gross torque

4631Nm@ 1300rpm
Max speed 50km/h

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