Compact Equipment

JUL 2018

Compact Equipment is a magazine dedicated to equipment owners and operators of small, nimble, tool-carrying construction, landscape and ag equipment — such as skid steers, mini excavators, compact tractors, generators compressors and beyond.

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Volvo Designed with Versatility, Safety and Comfort in Mind T he Volvo Construction Equipment line of compact wheel loaders grew from four to six models in the past year with the additions of the L20H and L25H. Volvo says its compact wheel loaders are well-balanced machines designed to reduce cycle times and operating costs. All six models — the L20H, L25H, L30G, L35G, L45H and L50H — are designed with the operator in mind, with ergonomic controls and a spacious cab for easy operation and reduced operator fatigue. Safety and visibility have been improved with a wide, curved windshield and compact engine cover. Maintenance is made hassle-free with easily accessible service points. The L20H and L25H offer improved fuel efficiency, cycle times and can reach maximum speeds of 18.6 mph. Standing at a height of 8 ft, 1 in. tall and boasting a turning radius of 26 ft, 11 in., these Volvo H-Series wheel loaders offer excellent ma- neuverability, even in the most confined spaces. An articulated oscillating joint in- creases traction and stability on rough terrains. The H-Series loaders offer all-around visibility, minimal noise and vibration levels and an adjustable steering column. The FOPS/ROPS cab is larger than predecessor models with more window area. For a clean environment in dusty applications, the cab also features one of the largest cab filters in the industry, says Volvo. A single joystick lever offers control of three func- tions, including the hydraulic attachments, multi-purpose buckets, sweepers and augers. The compact loaders are fitted with a single inching brake pedal, allowing operators to work at a creeping pace. The Volvo L30G and L35G pro- vide operators with the highest ground clearance in the industry at 24 in. — says the company — a huge advantage in applications such as recycling, brush clear- ing and agriculture. Another key advantage with the L30GS is the high speed — reaching 18.6 mph. The Volvo L30GS and L35GS possess the versatility and break- out and lifting forces expected from larger machines. And, both models feature new, fuel-efficient Volvo engines that meet the de- manding emissions requirements of Tier 4 Final regulations without any aftertreatment to the exhaust. The L45H and L50H machines come equipped with the Volvo D4J Tier 4 Final engine (with re- gen carried out at the 500-hour service interval), as well as im- proved hydraulic flow and high breakout torque due to the unique Torque Parallel (TP) linkage. The L50H hydraulic pump capacity has been improved by 20 percent, leading to 26 percent faster cycle times. The Volvo D4J Tier 4 Final engine improves fuel efficiency by 15 percent compared to previous models. The optional Boom Suspension System boosts productivity up to 20 percent by absorb- ing shock and reducing bouncing and bucket spillage. 125 Model Engine Horsepower Net HP Operating Weight Bucket Breakout Force Lifting Capacity At Full Height Max. Travel Speed Forward (Reverse) Turning Radius L20H 64.4 hp 9,876 lbs 7,868 lbs 7,868 lbs 18 mph (19 mph) 26 ft, 11 in. L25H 64.4 hp 10,846 lbs 8,317 lbs 9,217 lbs 18 mph (19 mph) 26 ft, 11 in. L30G 71.3 hp 12,125 lbs 13,713 lbs NA 19 mph (19 mph) 12 ft, 10 in. L35G 71.3 hp 13,779 lbs 13,601 lbs NA 19 mph (19 mph) 13 ft L45H 73 hp 19,334 lbs 14,837 lbs NA 12 mph (12 mph) 15 ft, 6 in. L50H 85 hp 20,900 lbs 16,186 lbs NA 12 mph (12 mph) 15 ft, 7 in. Advice to Buyers "The introduction of the smaller wheel loaders in America increases options when deciding the make- up of your fleet. Compact wheel loaders are versatile machines, and you might even consider these a vi- able replacement for a skid steer," says John Comrie, product manager at Volvo Construction Equipment. W H E E L L O A D E R S

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