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Volvo upgrades features of two midsize wheel loader models

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The 20-ton L110H and L120H sport new Volvo engines and upgraded electronics, plus a host of other features that support performance and uptime. (Photo: Volvo CE)
The 20-ton L110H and L120H sport new Volvo engines and upgraded electronics, plus a host of other features that support performance and uptime. (Photo: Volvo CE)

The L110H and L120H mid-size wheel loaders from Volvo Construction Equipment have been given a comprehensive makeover that focuses on increased uptime and convenience for both operators and technicians.

The highlight of this upgrade is a new Volvo D8M 8-liter engine that offers 256 horsepower on the L110H and 272 horsepower on the L120H. Unlike its predecessor, the D8M engine automatically regenerates while working.

The engine also features a new electric pump for priming the fuel system, which replaces the former manual pump. And when fuel gets to the engine, users can be confident that it is clean thanks to new captive fuel filters. These not only ensure good water separation but also help extend engine service intervals to 1,000 hours, according to the company.

“I think every owner and operator will notice and appreciate the upgraded performance and efficiency,” said Chris Connolly, product manager — mid-size wheel loaders, Volvo CE. “They are popular models for a reason and now they’re even better.”

The L110H and L120H wheel loaders feature an all-new ignition strategy designed to make operators’ lives easier. Just as in Volvo articulated haulers, the ignition key activates and powers the machine with no need to turn on the ground-level main switch at the start of every shift. This functionality also removes the risk of the battery dying overnight when the main switch is accidentally left on.

The ignition change benefits technicians as well with the inclusion of a lockout-tagout (LOTO), making it easier to lock the battery disconnect switch in the off position and prevent an unwelcome energy release when performing maintenance.

These models will be the first Volvo medium wheel loaders to include the new-generation co-pilot tablet and on-board weighing as a standard feature. The larger, higher-resolution screen will display load assist applications like on-board weighing, operator coaching, tire pressure monitoring and more. The co-pilot can also connect with phones for hands-free calling and audio playback. It includes high-definition camera feeds, warning sounds for safety and radar detect and collision mitigation systems.

The L110H and L120H wheel loaders still include the features and benefits that made them popular like torque parallel linkage and an adjustable engagement strategy for the lockup torque converter. The models support bucket sizes from 3.2 to 12.4 cubic yards.

Volvo’s advanced telematics system, ActiveCare Direct, also supports operator efficiency and productivity, while the Lifetime Frame and Structure Warranty provides extra peace of mind.

The updated models will be available this summer as part of the company’s comprehensive wheel loader lineup that ranges from the 4.5-ton L20 Electric all the way up to the 50-ton L350H.

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