Volvo upgrades L60, L70 and L90 wheeled loaders for improved uptime, performance and operator comfort
11 Sept 2023
Volvo CE revamps models to H series generation with several enhancements to the loader trio ensure additional benefits to customers, including outstanding operator experience with increased comfort and fuel savings
Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) is upgrading its L60F-L90F wheeled loaders to the H series generation with Stage 3 engines this year, bringing several additional benefits to customers while still retaining the models’ same powerful and reliable operation as before.
Volvo CE said that the upgraded models ensure increased operator comfort, higher lifting capacity and more fuel efficiency, while reducing service costs and wear and tear, resulting in a smooth operator experience on almost any job-site.
With this series upgrade, the Volvo L60Gz and L90Gz will be phased out by the end of 2023, the manufacturer said.
Volvo added that the H series wheeled loaders boast a brand-new look and feel, as well as several performance-enhancing upgrades, that can be taken up several notches further when paired with a wide range of optional equipment.
Some of the most noticeable improvements are in the experience of operating the machine. Inside the cab now is a much more comfortable and productive work environment thanks to new features such as Rimpull Control, which allows operators to adjust the wheeled loaders’ rimpull to match slippery ground conditions, thereby reducing wheel spin and wear and tear, additionally resulting in better fuel efficiency.
The H series’ Smart Control also balances the energy flow between the hydraulic and the drive train systems, providing just the right amount of power for exactly where and when it is needed. In addition, the upgraded wheeled loaders come with an electrically opened engine hood, slide-out coolers and quick oil change connectors, not only providing better access to service points but also making maintenance routines simple and hassle-free.
A new optional lock-up torque converter helps to increase productivity and fuel efficiency in load and carry applications, while also resulting in reduced fatigue for operators and greater site productivity.
Another fuel saving feature is the Eco pedal. When pressing down on the gas pedal, operators will sense a light pushback indicating that they are at the top limit of the economic working range for the engine rpm. Operators then have a choice to stay in this range – and therefore operate in the most economical way – or push beyond this limit if ever required.
According to Volvo, “all of these new functions allow operators to work smarter, not harder, all the while ensuring the maximum uptime for site productivity and greater fuel efficiency.
Any customers looking for further uptime, can choose from a range of Volvo Services such as On-Board Weighing and Volvo Co-pilot that allow the H series to perform in the most accurate, productive and safe way possible.
The upgraded wheeled loaders can be fitted exactly to customers’ varying needs thanks to a complete range of options and attachment coverage.