Two new mid-sized wheel loaders are the latest additions to Volvo Construction Equipment’s F-Series line up. The Volvo L45F and L50F delivers peak performance for increased productivity – and profitability.
The latest additions to Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE)’s ever expanding F-Series range of wheel loaders is the L45F and L50F machines. Fitting into the mid sized class of machines, both wheel loaders are made for performance, with features that include the patented Torque Parallel (TP) loader linkage, separate working hydraulic pumps for maximum power, 100% axle differential locks, the famed Volvo Care Cab and long service intervals. The initial roll out will start in December 2008 concentrating on European markets and the plan is to expand internationally throughout 2009.
The Torque Parallel linkage gives both the Volvo L45F and L50F smooth, parallel lift, high tilt-back torque and good lifting power – right through the lift range. A key element to any wheel loader is visibility, and the L45F and L50F’s linkage provides class-leading pallet visibility, along with a clear view of attachments. A wide rollback angle adds to Volvo’s already good reputation for retaining loose bucket material, while the parallel lift action makes it suited for material handling and pallet handling.
The advantages of working on your own
The Volvo L45F and L50F wheel loaders feature separate power steering and load-sensing hydraulic pumps. The advantage of this is that separate pumps ensure full steering power is achieved, regardless of the load on the main hydraulic pumps. Oil flow on the load-sensing pump automatically adjusts to match work demand. The result is lower fuel consumption during lighter work – along with no compromise in performance when operating in tough conditions or demanding applications.
Differential locks offer 100% lock in both the front and rear axles, ensuring good traction even in difficult conditions.
Operator comfort has been recognised as a key factor in achieving high machine productivity, and the Volvo Care Cab fitted to the L45F and L50F helps to keep operators in the peak of comfort all day long. Each cab is based on fully viscous mounts for reduced noise and vibration. Operators can breathe easy when operating in dusty conditions due to the best-in-class cab filtration system. The interior of each cab is designed with fatigue-resisting ergonomic comfort, ensuring that the steering wheel, steering column, seat, armrest and levers can all be adjusted to perfectly suit each operator. Controls and front-pillar mounted switches are all within easy reach and easy view.
Volvo L45F and L50F: Key features
Engines: Both the Volvo L45F and L50F are powered by Tier 3 certified water cooled turbo charged Volvo D5 4.8 litre engines. The Volvo L50F engine also includes an air-to-air intercooler. Both achieve high torque at low engine speeds.
Frames: To achieve a high load capacity, both models are based on a robust articulating frame concept. The front and rear frames are designed for maximum ground clearance, while high-quality steel throughout provides durability, increased stress resistance and operational stability.
Attachment Brackets: The Volvo L45F and L50F are offered with optional Z-bar Volvo patented model attachment brackets. Each bracket has been designed to match the machine’s Torque Parallel linkage geometry. With attaching points that offer good visibility, both brackets allow for quick and easy changes of attachments. The attachment locking system is performed hydraulically from the comfort and safety of the cab. Offering jobsite flexibility, these brackets work with a wide range of attachments, including current and older generation Volvo attachments.
Rear Axle Oscillation: Rear axle oscillation increases machine stability, while low-maintenance features like a heavy duty planetary axle and sealed, integrated oscillating bearings that are lubricated with the axle oil increase machine availability. Inboard wet-disc brakes improve reliability and safety.