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Volvo introduces upgraded L350H wheel loader

By Adam Freill   

Construction Equipment

L350H upgraded with a host of features aimed at providing customers with greater productivity and efficiency.

(Photo courtesy of Volvo CE)

Volvo Construction Equipment’s L350H wheel loader has been upgraded with a host of features aimed at providing customers with greater productivity and fuel efficiency, as well as lower service costs in a machine designed for a range of heavy-duty applications.

“For decades, the L350 has been our flagship loader,” said Eric Yeomans, product manager, wheel loaders, Volvo CE. “We’ve taken a tried-and-true machine and built upon the features that have made it one our customers rely on day after day. These upgrades make it even more efficient and productive.”

One of the more notable improvements on the updated L350H wheel loader is a more responsive hydraulics system featuring new lift and tilt cylinders, and an increased hydraulic working pressure designed for faster work cycles and higher productivity.

An upgraded driveline features new Volvo axles and an all-new Volvo transmission, which enables the third-generation OptiShift to be equipped as standard. Already found on Volvo L110H to L260H wheel loaders, the technology integrates a Reverse By Braking function and a lock-up function in transmission to boost fuel efficiency.

Also upgraded are the upper centre hinge bearing and frames to accommodate the new axles and transmission.

Service intervals on the model have been increased, with the engine service interval doubled to 1,000 hours and axle oil change intervals extended to 4,000 hours.

The On-Board Weighing app provides real-time insight into the load of the bucket and payload of the load receiver. And the Operator Coaching app provides real-time information and guidance to operators.

The operator experience has been enhanced with a standard remote-controlled door, air conditioning and secondary steering system, as well as outstanding visibility that is complemented by optional electrically adjusted heated rearview mirrors, a rearview camera and a radar detect system.

Operators can configure the L350H for the job at hand with a choice of three hydraulic modes, customizable lockup engagement and rimpull control. Plus, the bucket leveling function automatically returns the bucket to level from both dump and curl positions.

Specifications include a 75,927 lb. static tipping load at full turn, a bucket-capacity range of 8.11 to 16.6 cubic yards, an operating weight that ranges from 110,231 to 124,120 lb., and 102,738 lbf of breakout force.





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