• Mary Wagster

Volvo H-Series 2.0 Wheel Loaders

New Hydraulics and Optimized Transmission for Faster Cycle Times

The new H-Series wheel loaders from Volvo CE take a proven machine and add the latest technology, including load-sensing hydraulics and transmission and the next-generation OptiShift, all available on the L150H, L180H, L220H, and L260H. Additional models will soon follow.


“The ‘2.0’ in the name lets contractors know they’re getting the same reliability and quality long expected from Volvo wheel loaders, but in a machine outfitted with the latest innovations,” said Volvo CE Wheel Loader Product Manager Eric Yeomans.


Next-Level Transmission

OptiShift technology allows operators to customize the lock-up engagement of their machines and integrates the Reverse-By-Braking function and new torque converter with lock-up, creating a direct drive between the engine and transmission.


The H-Series loaders have also been upgraded with a new transmission, to work in harmony with the engine and axles. The new converter delivers increased torque output for better performance at low speeds, and reduced steps between the gears ensures faster acceleration and smooth operation.


Fuel Efficiency

Experience up to 20 percent greater fuel efficiency with Optishift and transmission improvements, a powerful engine, attachment optimization, an all-new dry P-brake, an eco pedal, and the latest hydraulic system.


Any Attachment, Any Application

The upgraded H-Series wheel loaders perform in a range of applications and come with a choice of Volvo forks, grapples, and buckets. The new Volvo Rehandling buckets are designed with convex sides and an improved spill guard to ease filling and minimize spillage. As an option, the Boom Suspension System reduces bucket spillage. Volvo’s unique Torque Parallel linkage delivers high breakout torque and parallel movement throughout the entire lifting range.


Operator Performance

The latest bucket leveling function allows the bucket to return to level from dump and curl positions automatically, and you can customize your machine with single or multi levers and a choice of three hydraulic modes. The optional Comfort Drive Control enables steering from a small lever.


With the optional Load Assist system, keeping track of the material amount moved, the operator can see real-time load information on a 10-inch Co-Pilot touchscreen display.


At Your Service

Maintenance is easy on the H-Series wheel loaders thanks to the tilting cab, grouped service points, brake wear indicators on the wheels, maintenance-free rear axle cradles, reversible cooling fan, replaceable breather filters, and outboard-mounted brakes. To reduce component wear, delayed engine shutdown can be scheduled to activate automatically.


Backed for Life

H-Series loaders include the Lifetime Frame and Structure Warranty, covering the frame, articulation joint, and arm for life under the initial owner.


Article Courtesy: Volvo CE

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