The latest Volvo compact wheel loaders—the L20H and L25H—are designed to meet the latest emission regulations and are updates from the L20F.
They are powered by a Volvo D2.6M Tier 4-F watercooled engine with a DOC that eliminates the need for regeneration or additives. The L20H and L25H also have 5 percent greater fuel efficiency and 8 percent more horsepower than their predecessor models. To improve cycle times, the fully automatic hydrostatic drive has two speed settings, with the ability to reach maximum speeds of 18.6 mph. Standing at a height of 8 feet 1 inch tall and with a turning radius of 26 feet 11 inches, these H Series wheel loaders are built for maneuverability in confined spaces. To increase traction and stability on rough terrains, the L20H and L25H feature an articulated (38°) oscillating (±10°) joint, as well as operator-activated 100 percent differential locks on both axles.
A single joystick lever offers control of three functions, including the hydraulic attachments, multipurpose buckets, sweepers, and augers. The flow-sharing valve allows lift and tilt corrections during hydraulic attachment operation. The compact wheel loaders are fitted with a single inching brake pedal, allowing operators to work at a creeping pace.