Greater productivity and efficiency with new Volvo L350H wheel loader

The Volvo L350H wheel loader is ideally suited for a range of applications from mining and quarrying to heavy infrastructure.
The Volvo L350H wheel loader is ideally suited for a range of applications from mining and quarrying to heavy infrastructure.

Built to take on the toughest of jobs, the upgraded L350H wheel loader from Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) arrives on the back of decades of innovation – to further enhance the profitability of customers’ operations.

Complete with a host of upgrades, the Volvo L350H wheel loader is ready to tackle a range of applications from mining and quarrying to heavy infrastructure – but now with greater productivity and fuel efficiency, all with lower service costs.

The flagship of the Volvo wheel loader range, the L350H comes prepared for heavy-duty applications as standard from the factory thanks to the proven Z-bar lifting arm with double sealing on each of the pins, and strong frame structure, which is joined by a reinforced upper centre hinge and new Volvo axles. Whether it be log loading, rock loading, rehandling, block handling or slag handling, Volvo CE has the specialised package (of machine features, tyres and attachments) needed to achieve maximum performance.

This heavy-duty upgrade is built on the success of its forerunners – a proud heritage which dates back to the first L320 wheel loader in 1985 – with a few notable improvements. A more responsive hydraulics system, featuring new lift and tilt cylinders, and an increased hydraulic working pressure allows for 10% faster work cycles and higher productivity.

Meanwhile, the 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 L150H-L260H wheel loaders, this proven technology integrates the Reverse by Braking function and the lock up function in transmission to boost fuel efficiency by up to 15%.

Efficiency is further enhanced by an optimised gear shifting ratio and the new converter, which delivers higher outputs resulting in up to 22% more tractive force depending on selected gear and machine speed.

The machine also boasts an even tougher form thanks to a new, more robust upper centre hinge bearing and updated frames to accommodate the new axles and transmission.

Complete with a host of upgrades, the Volvo L350H wheel loader is ready to tackle a range of applications from mining and quarrying to heavy infrastructure – but now with greater productivity and fuel efficiency, all with lower service costs.

The flagship of the Volvo wheel loader range, the L350H comes prepared for heavy-duty applications as standard from the factory thanks to the proven Z-bar lifting arm with double sealing on each of the pins, and strong frame structure, which is joined by a reinforced upper center hinge and new Volvo axles. Whether it be log loading, rock loading, rehandling, block handling or slag handling, Volvo CE has the specialized package (of machine features, tires, and attachments) needed to achieve maximum performance.

This heavy-duty upgrade is built on the success of its forerunners – a proud heritage which dates back to the first L320 wheel loader in 1985 – with a few notable improvements. A more responsive hydraulics system, featuring new lift and tilt cylinders, and an increased hydraulic working pressure allows for 10% faster work cycles and higher productivity.

Meanwhile, the 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 L150H-L260H wheel loaders, this proven technology integrates the Reverse by Braking function and the lock up function in transmission to boost fuel efficiency by up to 15%. Efficiency is further enhanced by an optimised gear shifting ratio and the new converter, which delivers higher outputs resulting in up to 22% more tractive force depending on selected gear and machine speed.

The machine also boasts an even tougher form thanks to a new, more robust upper centre hinge bearing and updated frames to accommodate the new axles and transmission.

Customers can keep working with the updated L350H for longer and reduce costs thanks to extended service intervals – doubled to 4 000 hours for an axle oil change, made possible by an axle oil cooler with filtration fitted as standard.

In addition, customers can further minimise machine downtime and increase component life with renowned features including heavy-duty axles with fully floating shafts, planetary hub reduction, and maintenance-free rear axle trunnion bearings.

Telematics connectivity and established features, such as the Load Assist suite of apps accessed from the in-cab Volvo Co-Pilot display, further improve efficiency and uptime. Starting with the optional Tyre Pressure Monitoring System which enables the pressure and temperature of tyres to be checked from the comfort of the cab and in doing so helps extend tyre life and save fuel.

Customers can make overloading, underloading, and waiting times a thing of the past with the On-Board Weighing app, providing real-time insight into the load of the bucket and payload of the load receiver. The Operator Coaching Advanced app will support customers in using the L350H to its full potential. It provides real-time information and guidance to operators, helping them to work in a way that delivers optimum productivity and fuel efficiency, as well as reduced machine wear. Furthermore, a portfolio of complementary Volvo Services – including Productivity Report, EcoOperator training and ActiveCare – also provide valuable insights into ways to lower cost per tonne and make impactful changes to the way the machine is run.

 

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