Volvo BL60 Backhoe loader - features & benefits

1959 – LM 218 wheel loader

A successor to the H-10 was the LM 218. It was first presented in 1959 and became a great export product. As a matter of fact, it initiated the export of construction equipment as a whole.

Despite its small size, it could beat larger machines. Much thanks to the construction of the lift arm system and the engine – a high torque Bolinder's with outstanding protracted characteristics.

The next evolutionary step was the development of the LM 620 and the four wheel driven LM 640. They were both very modern machines with hydraulic power-shift transmissions.