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Conexpo 2014 Press Release: Volvo L250H wheel loader makes light of heavy jobs

The new Tier 4 Final/Stage IV-compliant L250H wheel loader from Volvo Construction Equipment tackles heavy tasks with superior performance, heightened safety and up to 18% better fuel economy with OptiShift.
Volvo L250H wheel loader makes light of heavy jobs

The Volvo L250H wheel loader is a high production machine designed to deliver excellent productivity and profitability in applications including quarry, mining and heavy infrastructure. Operators will experience short cycle times, high breakout force and excellent controllability with this heavy-duty machine.

Featuring advanced technology and built on decades of experience, the L250H’s powerful Volvo Tier 4 Final/Stage IV engine provides high performance and low fuel consumption. During the fully automated regeneration process, particulate matter collected in the DPF is burnt off without interrupting performance or productivity for effortlessly clean operation.

Fuel efficiency is enhanced by Volvo’s OptiShift technology, which combines the company’s patented Reverse By Braking (RBB) technology and a torque converter with lock-up to eliminate power losses and reduce fuel consumption by up to 18%. Automatic Power Shift (APS) and Fully Automatic Power Shift (FAPS) further ensure minimal fuel consumption and fast cycle times, shifting the machine gears in line with engine and travel speed for optimal operation. Meanwhile Volvo’s unique eco pedal encourages the operator to ease off the throttle, therefore lowering fuel consumption, by applying a mechanical push-back force when the throttle is used excessively and the engine rpm is about to exceed the economic operating range. Intelligent load-sensing hydraulics supply power to the hydraulic functions only when required for smooth, fuel-efficient operation, as well as excellent control over the load and attachment.

Achieve more

The Volvo L250H is not only one of the most efficient heavy-duty wheel loaders on the market but also one of the most productive. Volvo’s proven Z-bar linkage provides high breakout force for strong, powerful digging in hard materials and facilitates quick load cycles for increased productivity even in demanding applications. The optional Boom Suspension System (BSS) further boosts productivity by up to 20% by absorbing shock and reducing the bouncing and bucket spillage that occurs when operating on rough ground. This enables faster and more comfortable work cycles and increases machine life. As for the optimally-shaped bucket, it has been designed to incorporate a spill guard, side cutters and wear plate for faster and more efficient bucket fill and longer service life.

With a variety of product options, Volvo customers can adapt their machine to access more applications such as rock and waste handling. Attachments are purpose-built to work in harmony with the L250H. Functions and properties are ideally matched to parameters, such as link-arm geometry and breakout, rim pull and lifting force for maximum productivity.

Comfort increases productivity

A comfortable operator is a productive operator and the L250H wheel loader offers one of the most comfortable cabs on the market. The spacious ROPS/FOPS certified cab provides a clean and spacious work environment with low internal noise levels, vibration protection, ergonomically placed controls and ample storage space. Fuel and oil levels, as well as warning messages, are displayed on an easy-to-read information panel that is clearly visible from the operator’s seat even in bright sunlight.

Safety first

When working in the dark, safety and visibility are enhanced by reflectors that follow the contour of the machine. LED entrance lights illuminate the cab for safe entry and exit and additional LED work lamps light up the work area. For added safety, an optional fire suppression system, consisting of up to 16 nozzles, is automatically activated inside the engine compartment if excessive heat is detected. The system, purpose-built for Volvo wheel loaders, can also be manually activated from inside and outside the cab.

Built to last

The L250H wheel loader’s superior durability and ease of maintenance ensure maximum machine uptime and minimum expenditure on servicing replacement parts. The batteries are maintenance-free as are the rear axle cradles, which are fitted with greased-for-life bushings and bearings. Machine wear is reduced thanks to an optional, automatic lubrication system that can be adjusted according to application. Meanwhile a hydraulically-driven cooling fan protects the machine’s vital components from damage by overheating. The fan activates automatically only when needed to limit fuel consumption and noise – and can be reversed to allow self-cleaning of the cooling units. Both the front and the rear axles feature an additional oil cooling feature, which allows the hydraulic oil to flow inside the axle, thereby cooling it.

When carrying out regular service checks, the cab can be tilted through 35° or 70° via a hydraulic pump to provide wide access to the vital components. And like all Volvo machines, the L250H wheel loader is supported by a vast global service infrastructure of technicians, workshops and dealers, providing that all-important peace of mind.


Tiffany Cheng

Head of Brand, Marketing and Corporate Communication
Regions Asia and China
Volvo Construction Equipment

Åsa Alström

Head of Strategic Communications
Volvo Construction Equipment

Keys specs:

L250 H
Engine D13J
Max power at 25.0 r/s 1,500 r/m
SAE J1995 gross 291 kW 395 hp
ISO 9249, SAE J1349 290 kW 394 hp
Breakout force 336 KN
Operating weight 34,940 kg
Tires 29.5 R25 L4