Volvo’s L45H and L50H are fully loaded for all-round performance
Volvo's L45H and L50H: a balancing act
The new L45H and L50H wheel loaders from Volvo Construction Equipment are well balanced machines, built to a solid design that ensures the strongest performance even in confined jobsites.
The H-series wheel loaders have Volvo’s Torque Parallel (TP) linkage to deliver high breakout torque and excellent parallel movement throughout the lifting range.
A long wheel base, low center of gravity and good weight distribution give the machine superior stability on rough and uneven terrain. A robust, compact design – featuring strong center hinges and a sloped counterweight – ensures a stable, powerful performance. The engine sits transversally for enhanced driving stability.
The L45H and L50H feature Volvo’s intelligent load-sensing hydraulic system that drives power to the hydraulic functions according to demand for a fast response, shorter cycle times and reduced fuel consumption. An optional Boom Suspension System (BSS) boosts productivity up to 20% by absorbing shock and reducing bouncing and bucket spillage.
Equipped with robust Tier 4 Final Volvo engines, the machines deliver high torque at low engine rpm. An Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) system functions in combination with an integrated Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) and Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system.
Heavy-duty planetary axles ensure long life in the toughest conditions. A 100% differential locking system for the front and rear features a dog clutch design to improve grip and maintain maximum traction on all terrain.
These wheel loaders feature a fuel efficient hydrostatic transmission that matches power to all operator requirements. This provides excellent control in delicate work and full power for more demanding jobs. A hydraulically-driven, electronically controlled cooling fan regulates the temperature of all vital components. Its reversible functionality blows air in the opposite direction for self-cleaning of the cooling units.
The L45H and L50H feature Volvo’s certified ROPS/FOPS cabs with ergonomically placed controls, a climate control system, all-around visibility and low internal noise levels. The molded cab roof and walls keep noise and vibration to a minimum, reducing operator fatigue.
The Comfort Drive Control (CDC) function gives the operator the choice to control the machine by levers. This improves operator comfort, reduces fatigue and ensures better productivity over long working hours. Volvo’s climate control system provides optional Automatic Heat Control (AHC) or Air Conditioning (AC) for the perfect cab temperature.
The cab air intake is located high on the machine, where air is cleanest. The easy-to-replace pre-filter separates coarser dust and particles before the air passes through the main filter and finally enters the cab, giving the operator the freshest air.
Ground-level service points and grouped greasing points ensure easy and quick maintenance. The oscillating rear axle is supported on maintenance-free cradles. Its bearings and bushings are lubricated for life and protected by well proven seals, saving hours of maintenance time and increasing uptime. Machine owners can maximize machine uptime with Volvo’s diagnostic analysis software MATRIS which analyses the machine’s operational data and VCADS Pro can adjust machine function accordingly.
These wheel loaders are designed to work in harmony with a range of Volvo attachments, which perfectly match the link-arm geometry to optimize breakout, rim pull and lifting force. These machines can be factory-fitted with extra hydraulic lines to operate and run a variety of attachment options.
Volvo’s standard hydraulic attachment bracket VAB-STD, also known as TPV, is internationally ISO standardized and allows a quick and safe interchange of attachments for more flexibility on site. The strong, open bracket design enables the operator to clearly see attachment points from the cab. The Volvo VAB-TPZ attachment bracket allows you to easily swap attachments with a TPZ interface. The sleek bracket design brings the attachment closer to the machine for better payload.