Rokbak Articulated Haulers RA30 and RA40

Rokbak is bringing a pair of its haulers and a strong team to CONEXPO in Las Vegas to show exactly how the brand has become a major mover in both the US and global market. The Scottish articulated hauler manufacturer is bringing both models to the largest construction show in North America, providing attendees with the chance to get up close and personal with the earth-moving machines and demonstrate exactly how they can offer grounded ‘Rok-solid’ performance Stateside.

Rokbak Articulated Haulers RA30 and RA40

Rokbak haulers will be on display for the first time ever at a North American tradeshow when the RA30 and RA40 Articulated Haulers arrive at CONEXPO 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada, from March 14th-18th. Rokbak will be located at Booth F8926 in the Festival Grounds, together with fellow Volvo Group companies Volvo Construction Equipment and Volvo Penta.

With sustainability in mind, the Rokbak event booth materials are all recycled or reusable. Two 40ft customised shipping containers, adorned in the recognisable Rokbak aesthetic, will be used for meeting rooms and product information displays. Following the event, these will be shipped back to Motherwell for reuse at future events.

Rokbak Articulated Hauler

Product experts will be ready and waiting to discuss the technical capabilities and key aspects of the haulers, welcoming everyone to the booth where there will be merchandise giveaways and competition prizes up for grabs throughout the event – as well as plenty of refreshments.

Rokbak Articulated Hauler RA30 at Work

It was to the USA that Motherwell-based Rokbak’s first sand-coloured machines were delivered following the rebrand in September 2021, with a pair of RA30s Articulated Haulers sold to earthmoving, utility and clearing company Linco Construction of Houston, Texas, via Easton Sales and Rentals, to assist with earthworks, underground utility and clearing work. Most US dealers went on to confirm orders within the first few months.

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A Fuel-Efficient Drivetrain

Rokbak’s fuel-efficient drivetrains deliver powerful performance and meet worldwide emission standards with low cost of operation and low environmental impact. Fuel consumption is the biggest cost of operating a machine. The Rokbak RA30 and RA40 EU Stage V engines produce a fuel consumption saving of up to 7%, when compared to the previous EU Stage IV engines. This means lower operating costs and less impact on the environment. The RA30 EPA Tier 4 Final machines also achieved a fuel saving of up to 5% when the latest eight-speed transmission was introduced.

The Aspirated Air Engine Filter

A key feature towards increasing productivity and reliability for the customer is the engine air intake filter. Within the dry-type, 2-stage aspirated air cleaner, this small suction draws out major contaminates, extending the time between maintenance intervals, lowering total cost of ownership and potentially increasing machine life cycle.

Data-Driven Savings

Rokbak’s Haul Track telematics system helps machine owners to reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) by keeping an eye on everything from fuel consumption and machine usage to issues that, if neglected, could lead to repairs or unplanned downtime. The system enables you to remotely monitor your machine to manage performance, plan preventative maintenance, proactively control production and track the condition of your hauler. By taking a deep dive into a variety of software parameters – such as travel speed, fuel consumption, temperatures and pressures – owners can look for patterns and identify improvement areas that can reduce TCO.

Haul Track connects to the onboard weighing (OBW) system, so any under or overloading can be easily identified and used to help educate operators in correct machine usage. 2022 saw the re-introduction of improved fault alerts, with improved maintenance alerts being reintroduced shortly. These not only notify the dealer of upcoming service intervals, but also provide a list of required parts for that specific task – enabling faster servicing and greater machine uptime.

Lengthened Maintenance Intervals

Both Rokbak articulated haulers are installed with hydraulic system magnetic suction filters, which reduce the risk of contaminants entering the hydraulic system, saving on disposable maintenance materials and maximising productive uptime through cleaner systems and prolonged component life. The RA30 and RA40 both adopt modern hydraulic fluids that maximise time between maintenance periods to 4,000 hours.

Rokbak RA40 Specs

The RA40’s transmission has high-performance fluid and up to 6,000 hours between service intervals, while the RA30’s long-life transmission fluid supports 4,000 hours between oil maintenance intervals. As a result, customers can achieve increased productivity and uptime, as well as low cost per tonne.

Operator Comfort = Operator Productivity

Rokbak has created the ideal ergonomic environment for the articulated hauler operator to work within. Operators can have a huge influence on TCO. A happy operator is a productive operator, and the more your machines move the more you earn. Spacious, pressurised cabs have been designed to avoid fatigue and be highly comfortable – with low noise, an active air suspension operator’s seat with adjustable arm rests, cushioned steering, and high-capacity heating and air-conditioning.

Rokbak RA30 Specs

The RA30 is equipped with true independent front suspension as standard, further enhancing operator comfort and enabling excellent traction control and maximum productivity, even in challenging conditions.

Comments: 2
  1. Alex Howard

    Is it true that these articulated trucks were produced under the Terex brand until 2015, when the Volvo Group bought the Terex line of off-road trucks (incorporating it into its Volvo Construction Equipment division). I wonder why Volvo, having abandoned the Terex name, came up with a new brand, Rokbak, rather than using its own name?

    1. Nolan Connor (author)

      Yes exactly! Volvo has bought the articulated truck division from Terex! The new name for the new range of articulated trucks was chosen after market research.

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