Volvo has added three new H Series Stage IV compliant wheeled loaders, the L60H, L70H and L90H, with maximum operating weights of 13.6, 15.5 and 17.3 tonnes respectively. All three feature Volvo’s Torque Parallel linkage that the company says combines the benefits of Z-bar and parallel linkage to deliver high breakout forces and excellent parallel movement throughout the entire lifting range. The operator has full control over the load for increased safety and productivity. Double seals on all linkage pins retain lubricating grease and prevent dust for outstanding durability and long machine life, and the TP linkage geometry provides excellent bucket roll-back angles for increased stability and less spillage. .
Power comes from a six cylinder Volvo diesel delivering 123 kW (167 hp), 127 kW (173 hp) and 137 kW (180 hp) respectively on the three models and Volvo claims that the Volvo powertrain offers durability and longer component life. The machines are said to provide reduced fuel consumption across a range of applications.