At 98 and 115 net horsepower respectively, two mid-sized models are the latest additions to Volvo’s F-Series range of wheel loaders. The 19,070-pound L45F and 20,790-pound L50F feature Volvo’s patented torque parallel loader linkage, which provides smooth parallel lift, high rollback torque and lifting power throughout the lift range. A key element to any wheel loader is visibility, says Volvo, and the linkage on both new machines provides “class-leading” pallet visibility and a clear view of attachments. A wide rollback angle enhances loose material retention, and parallel lift suits the machines for material handling and pallet handling. The use of separate power steering and load-sensing hydraulic pumps provides full steering power, regardless of the load on the main hydraulic pumps. Oil flow on the load-sensing pump automatically adjusts to match work demand. With initial rollout in Europe in December, delivery of the Volvo L45F and L50F will expand internationally throughout 2009.
September 28, 2010