A high-speed driveline option is now available on Volvo Construction Equipment L45H and L50H compact wheel loaders. The optional driveline ups top speeds from 12 mph to 31 mph. This allows the Volvo wheel loaders to travel more quickly between job sites and can also reduce cycle times.
“These loaders are often used in applications that require travel between job sites, where the standard-speed transmission may be time consuming and the alternative of transporting them by truck can be expensive,” said John Comrie, product manager, wheel loaders. “The higher travel speed is not only efficient; it also improves productivity in applications like load and carry and clearing snow.”
This brings to three the number of speeds available on L45H and L50H wheel loaders: the standard 12 mph, an option of 19 mph, or the top-speed option of 31.2 mph.
A drive mode selector allows operators to dial into the correct transmission setting. The operator can also adjust driveline behavior to attachment and application. The operator has a choice of five modes: Work, Transport, Comfort, and two types of Eco modes.
In addition, a tractive power selector gives operators a choice of five settings to suit ground conditions. This means less wheel spin and reduced tire wear and fuel consumption. An optional electronic speed limiter for attachments such as sweepers and snow blowers controls maximum speed without losing tractive force.
Source: Volvo CE