Volvo Electric Loader is Upgraded

Sept. 13, 2022

Volvo Construction Equipment's (Volvo CE) L25 compact electric wheel loader is being upgraded.

The option to fit a new Parallel linkage, especially suited for medium-duty cycles and pallet-handling applications, will serve as a compliment to the existing Z-type one – delivering high breakout torque – but now for even more applications. And with an increase in the maximum speed up to 20 kph, the L25 Electric can move to the next job site much quicker, Volvo says.

A new electric parking brake with hill-hold functionality is an automatic feature for operators working on any construction site, but particularly on inclines or rough terrain. And because the disc-brake that was present in the former model is now replaced by a spring-applied and hydraulic-released wet-disk brake, related maintenance requirements are removed. Operator comfort is also enhanced thanks to a more ergonomic joystick.

For those operators working in more chilly climates, they can now choose the time and days of the week where they would like to arrive in a pre-warmed and defrosted cab, thanks to the new programmable cab heater option. And the need to reach under the hood to turn a main switch off at the end of a shift is now eliminated when using the machine regularly.

The time it takes to achieve a full charge from zero is now halved to only six hours with the improved 6kW on-board charger – if used with a 400V 16A CEE socket or public charging station. Speedier charging is always still available with faster off-board chargers 9.6 kW and 17.3 kW. And if combined with the newly launched Electric Machine Management Application customers can further boost uptime by keeping track of charging status, battery level and machine location.

Source: Volvo CE