Volvo wheel loader with OptiShift

Volvo again raises the bar on fuel efficiency – with OptiShift

Volvo wheel loaders are world renowned for their low fuel consumption. Now, Volvo Construction Equipment engineers are once again driving technology with OptiShift - a feature designed to increase operator comfort and machine durability while optimizing fuel savings in applications such as Load and Carry by up to 15 percent.

Volvo's new and exclusive OptiShift feature increases fuel efficiency up to 15% over existing Volvo wheel loader technology and truly shines versus major competition - depending on your application, you could see up to 30% higher fuel efficiency

In competitive testing, the Volvo L220F with OptiShift shows savings up to $15,000 per year in fuel alone over competitors equipped with their respective technology.  These savings can make a big difference to your bottom line! 

OptiShift is a Volvo exclusive that combines our patented Reverse by Braking (RBB) system and a new torque converter with lock-up and free wheel stator.  The result is increased fuel efficiency and durability, higher productivity and increased hill climbing performance. 

The Volvo L150G, L180G, L220G has OptiShift as standard equipment, another fuel saving focus on our latest series machines.

The benefits of OptiShift are:

 
  • Reduced fuel consumption during
    Load and Carry applications and transport
  • Higher productivity
  • Faster loading cycles
  • Increased operator comfort
  • More responsive acceleration
  • Increased gradient performance
  • Better deceleration comfort
  • Reduced driveline stress