Construction Equipment Europe

H-Series wheel loader update: Smarter, stronger, faster

Volvo Construction Equipment has released the L110H, L120H, L150H, L180H, L180H High-Lift and L220H wheel loaders, packed with upgraded features that promote faster cycle times and up to 20% greater fuel efficiency.

Volvo Wheel Loader L110H T4f

Introducing the new H-Series wheel loaders, boasting the latest Volvo technology, including the second-generation OptiShift and the new load-sensing hydraulics and transmission.

Smarter operation

Based on the proven G-Series wheel loaders, the L150H, L180H and L220H offer up to 15% greater fuel efficiency, while the L110H and L120H deliver up to 20%. Contributing to this increase is the next generation OptiShift, which allows operators to customize the lock-up engagement of their machines, as well as the powerful engine, attachment optimization, and all-new dry P-brake, designed to eliminate drag losses. The improved OptiShift technology integrates the Reverse By Braking (RBB) function and the new torque converter with lock-up, creating a direct drive between the engine and transmission. Also helping to reduce fuel consumption is the eco pedal, which applies a mechanical push-back force in response to excess use of the accelerator, and latest hydraulic system, which regenerates the oil in the lift/tilt cylinder circuits and deactivates the hydraulic pumps.

Up to 10% more productive

For ultimate stability and efficiency, the H-Series wheel loaders have been upgraded with a new transmission, which works in harmony with the engine and axels. The new converter delivers increased torque output, resulting in better performance at low speeds. For faster acceleration and smooth operation, the steps between the gears have been reduced. Combined with the advanced load-sensing hydraulics – designed to enhance the responsiveness of attachments and improve the lifting and lowering speed of the boom – the updated H-Series wheel loaders deliver up to 10% better productivity than the G-Series.

Fully loaded

Not only are the upgraded H-Series wheel loaders highly efficient, they are also highly versatile for a wide range of applications – from material handling and waste and recycling to re-handling, slag handling and block handling. Volvo's unique Torque Parallel (TP) linkage delivers high breakout torque and excellent parallel movement throughout the entire lifting range.

To minimize energy losses and maximize performance, the machines come with a choice of dedicated Volvo attachments, manufactured as an integral part of the wheel loader, with functions and properties ideally matched. The range of attachments includes forks and grapples, as well as a variety of buckets. The new Volvo Rehandling buckets are redesigned with convex slides and an improved spill guard to ease filling and minimize spillage. As an option, the Boom Suspension System reduces bucket spillage, boosting productivity by as much as 20% on rough ground.

With Load Assist, a dynamic load weighing system, customers can manage their work orders and easily monitor productivity. Powered by the 10in. Volvo Co-Pilot touchscreen, Load Assist keeps track of the amount of material moved, ensuring profit in every bucket.

Greater operator performance

Built to work hard, the Volvo wheel loaders possess a number of features that strengthen operator performance, such as the latest bucket leveling function, which allows the bucket to return to level from dump and curl positions automatically. Visibility from the cab is enhanced by the redesigned rearview mirrors and a rearview camera, available as an option. The rearview camera works with the radar detect system to warn the operator of unseen objects with a visual and audible alert. With the option of either single or multi levers and a choice of three hydraulic modes – according to preferred responsiveness – the H-Series wheel loaders can be customized to enhance comfort and productivity. For added convenience, Comfort Drive Control enables the machine to be steered from a small lever – particularly useful for fast-paced truck loading operations.

At your service

The L110H, L120H, L150H, L180H, L180H High-Lift and L220H wheel loaders offer easy maintenance to promote high uptime. The engine hood opens electronically, enabling the operator or technician to gain full access to the engine compartment. The tilting cab can be operated hydraulically to either a 30º or 70º angle, providing unrestricted access to vital components. Daily service checks can be carried out quickly and simply thanks to grouped service points. Brake wear indicators placed on the wheels make it easy to check the condition of the brakes. The rear axle cradles contain greased-for-life bushings and bearings and so are maintenance-free. As for the cooling fan, it can be reversed for self-cleaning of the cooling units.

For extended service intervals, the axles, transmission, hydraulic tank and fuel tank have replaceable breather filters – located remotely – to prevent them from dirt and moisture contamination. The brakes are outboard mounted, and the oil circulation cools the front and rear axles. To reduce component wear, delayed engine shutdown can be scheduled to activate automatically. The new function turns off the machine when the turbo charger has cooled down to the appropriate temperature.

In addition, handrails and steps have been painted orange, to help maintenance staff and operators navigate their way around the machine. These help the machine to get back on the job as quickly as possible.

Combining local knowledge with global experience, Volvo also offers a range of services to increase profitability. Genuine Volvo Parts, custom-built attachments, and proactive machine monitoring are just some of the many solutions, designed to reduce total cost of ownership throughout the entire life of the machine.

L110H-L120H T4f

Key specifications:

Based on machine configuration: Based on 3.0 m³ STE H T bucket

Static tipping load at full turn kg 11 210 
lb 24,720 
Bucket capacity m3 2.6 - 9.5 
y3 3.4 - 12.4
Log grapples m2 1.3 - 2.4
y3 14.0 - 25.8
Operating weight kg 18 000 - 20 700 
lb 39,680 - 45,635 
Breakout force kN 161.0 
lbf 36,210
Engine   D8J (Tier 4f / Stage IV) 
Max power at r/min 1 800
. . . ...SAE J1995 gross kW 191
hp(imp)  256
. . . ...ISO 9249, SAE J1349 net kW 190 
hp(imp) 255 
Max torque at r/min 1 450 
. . . ...SAE J1995 gross
N m  1 255
Ft lbf 926
. . . ...ISO 9249, SAE J1349 net
N m  1 250 
Ft lbf  922
Tires
  23.5 R25, 750/65 R25

L150H, L180H, L220H (T4f, T2, T3)

Key specifications:

L150H T4f, T3, T2: Based on machine configuration: Based on 4.0 m³ STE P T SEG bucket.
L180H T4f, T3, T2: Based on machine configuration: Based on 4.4 m³ STE P T SEG bucket.
L220H T4f, T3, T2: Based on machine configuration: Based on 5.2 m³ STE P T SEG bucket.
 
L150H  
L180H  L220H 
    T4f  T3 T2 T4f  T3  T2  T4f  T3  T2 
Static tipping load at full turn kg 15 970  15 970  15 970  18 860
18 860  18 860  20 910  20 910 
20 910 
lb 35,220  35,208  35,208  41,600 41,579  41,579  46,110  46,253  46,253 
Bucket capacity m3 3.4 - 14.0  2.7 - 9.5  2.7 - 9.5  3.7 - 16.0  2.7 - 9.5  2.7 - 9.5  4.3 - 16.0  2.7 - 9.5  2.7 - 9.5 
y3 4.4 - 18.3  3.5 - 12.4 3.5 - 12.4 4.8 - 20.9  3.5 - 12.4  3.5 - 12.4  5.6 - 20.9  3.5 - 12.5  3.5 - 12.5 
Log grapples m2 1.8 - 3.1  1.1 - 2.4  1.1 - 2.4  1.8 - 3.5
1.1 - 2.4  1.1 - 2.4  1.8 - 4.0  1.1 - 2.4 1.1 - 2.4
y3 19.4 - 33.4  11.8 - 25.8
11.8 - 25.8  19.4 - 37.7
11.8 - 25.8
11.8 - 25.8
19.4 - 43.1
11.8 - 25.8
11.8 - 25.8 
Operating weight kg 24 100 - 25 600
24 100 - 25 600  24 100 - 25 600  27 000 - 28 400  27 000 - 28 400  27 000 - 28 400
31 200 - 33 100  31 200 - 33 100  31 200 - 33 100 
lb 53,130 - 56,440  53,131 - 56,438  53,131 - 56,438  59,520 - 62,620  59,524 - 62,611  59,524 - 62,611  68,780 - 72,970 68,784 - 72,973  68,784 - 72,973
Breakout force kN 202 202  202  235.9 239.9  239.9  244.5  255.9  255.9 
lbf 45,340  45,411  45,411  53,050 53,931  53,931  54,990  57,579  57,579 
Engine   D13J (Tier 4f)  D13E  D13F D13J (Tier 4f)  D13E
D13F  D13J (Tier 4f)  D13E
D13F 
Max power at r/min 1 300  1 300  1 300  1 300 - 1 400 1 300 - 1 400  1 300 - 1 400  1 300 - 1 400  1 300 - 1 400  1 300 - 1 400 
. . . ...SAE J1995 gross kW 220  220  220  246 246  246  274  274  274 
hp(imp)  300  295  295  334 330  330  373  367  367 
. . . ...ISO 9249, SAE J1349 net kW 220  220  220  245 245  245  273  273  273 
hp(imp) 300  295  295  333  329  329  371  366  366 
Max torque at r/min 1 000  1 000  1 000  1 000 1 000  1 000  1 100 1 100  1 100 
. . . ...SAE J1995 gross
N m  1 960  2 030 1 960  2 030 2 030  2 030  2 231  2 231  2 231 
Ft lbf 1,446  1,497.2  1,446  1,497
1,497
1,497  1,646
1,645.5
1,645.5
. . . ...ISO 9249, SAE J1349 net
N m  1 957  2 024  1 957  2 024
2 024 2 024  2 220
2 220  2 220 
Ft lbf  1,443  1,492.8  1,443  1,493
1,493  1,493  1,637  1,637.5
1,637.5 
Tires
  26.5 R25, 775/65 R29  26.5 R25 / 775 / 65 R25  26.5 R25, 775/65 R29  26.5 R25, 775/65 R29
26.5 R25 / 775 / 65R25
26.5 R25, 775/65 R29  29.5 R25, 875/65 R29  29.5 R25, 875/65 R29  29.5 R25, 875/65 R29 

L180H High-Lift (T4f, T2, T3)

Key specifications:

    T4f  T3  T2 
Log grapples m2 3.2 - 3.8
3.2 - 3.8  3.2 - 3.8 
y3 34 - 41
34.4 - 40.9  34.4 - 40.9
Operating weight kg 34 935 - 38 040
34 935 - 38 040  34 935 - 38 040
lb 77,020 - 83,860 
77,020 - 83,860  77,020 - 83,860 
Engine   D13J
D13E  D13F 
Max power at r/min 1 300 - 1 400 1 300 - 1 400  1 300 - 1 400 
. . . ...SAE J1995 gross kW 246 246  246 
hp(imp)  330 330  330 
. . . ...ISO 9249, SAE J1349 net kW 245 245  245 
hp(imp) 329 329  329 
Max torque at r/min 1 000 1 000 1 000 
. . . ...SAE J1995 gross
N m  2 030
2 030  2 030 
Ft lbf 1,497
1,497  1,497 
. . . ...ISO 9249, SAE J1349 net
N m  2 024
2 024  2 024 
Ft lbf  1,493
1,493  1,493 
Tires
  775/65 R29
775 / 65R29  775 / 65R29