Volvo L45G, L50G Wheel Loaders

February 23, 2012

New L45G and L50G wheel loaders from Volvo meet T4-I requirements with a Volvo 4-cylinder turbocharged engine that uses cooled gas recirculation and a particulate filter with active regeneration.

Producing between 98 – 114 horsepower, the engine's torque and power at low engine speeds, combined with load-sensing hydraulics, promotes work at a lower rpm — extending engine life, lowering fuel use, and reducing noise, according to Volvo. The engine cooling fan allows the engine to reach optimum working temperature faster and only operates when needed. The fan is also reversible, automatically blowing air back through the cooling pack in order to remove debris drawn into the radiator.

The patented TP Linkage ensures high breakout force and parallel movement throughout the entire lifting range. This combination gives high tilt-back torque and lifting power, increasing productivity when loading or rehandling, Volvo says. The progressive lift helps retain loose bucket material and minimizes disturbing the load when lifting pallets. The combination of stable load and high-reach linkage design allows for dumping into high-sided trucks.

Volvo Wheel Loader Specifications


  • Engine output: 98 horsepower
  • Breakout force: 14,837 lb.-ft.
  • Full turn tipping load: 12,125 pounds
  • Operating weight: 20,745 pounds


  • Engine output: 114 horsepower
  • Breakout force: 16,186 lb.-ft.
  • Full turn tipping load: 12,809 pounds
  • Operating weight: 20,745 pounds