The loaders have optimised Z-bar linkages for high loading performance, allowing a 20% increase in breakout over earlier generation machines from the firm in these respective size classes. The 13.2tonne L526 is powered by a 116kW diesel while the 14.5tonne L53 is powered by a 129kW diesel and the L546 has an 138kW diesel and weighs in at 15.4tonnes.
Lod capacities are said to be high for machines of these weights, while the hydrostatic transmissions are said to be efficient and responsive.
An important new feature for these model is the active person recognition system. This is able to detect the presence of a person in close proximity to the machine and will apply the brakes automatically if the driver is distracted and fails to see the person in the danger area. The machines can also be fitted with the upgraded Skyview camera system.