The new L28F compact wheel loader from Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) is built to deliver an ideal payload capacity, excellent manoeuvrability and ultimate versatility. With a bucket capacity of 1m3, this new model fills a gap in the Volvo CE compact wheel loader range to provide optimum performance at the right price.
The L28F can carry a fork payload of up to 2200 kg, providing the ideal wheel loader configuration for a wide range of applications. All components have been rigorously selected to work in harmony, and the heavy-duty powertrain, Z-bar linkage and robust hydraulics enable the use of a variety of attachments, from forks and buckets to material handling arms, for maximum versatility.
With a maximum height of 2.5m (with standard tires), this machine provides easy access to confined working spaces, and the compact design and short turning radius allow for excellent manoeuvrability.
For outstanding traction, the L28F features large tyres, 100% differential locks on the front and rear axles and an articulating oscillating joint which maintains 100% ground contact. This ensures stability in rough terrain, while maintaining superior operator comfort when operating on uneven ground.
Designed with the operator in mind, the L28F offers ergonomic controls and a dashboard that is easy to read for quick familiarization with the machine. The large glazed surface area on all four sides of the cab and an optional in-cab rear-view mirror allow for a comprehensive view of the jobsite. An optional driveline shut-off feature has been incorporated for enhanced operator safety – if the belt isn’t plugged in or if the parking brake is engaged then the powertrain won’t start.
Built with best-in-class components for trouble-free maintenance, the L28F ensures 500 hour intervals between engine oil changes, and 1500 hours between hydraulic oil changes, both easily accomplished through the built-in drain valves and hose extension. The large engine bay provides excellent ground-level access to the air filter, hydraulic filter, engine oil filter, fuel filter and a transparent water separator, enabling early detection of fuel contamination to reduce potential downtime. Daily service is hassle-free, as all filler pipes, fluid level, dipsticks, battery and master-switches are well identified and easy to access.