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Volvo L45H and L50H are fully loaded for all-round performance

The new L45H and L50H wheel loaders from Volvo Construction Equipment are well balanced machines, built to a solid design that ensures the strongest performance even in confined jobsites.

The H-series wheel loaders from Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) are powerful assets on every jobsite and in every application. Equipped with Volvo’s unique Torque Parallel (TP) linkage, these machines are built to deliver high breakout torque and excellent parallel movement throughout the entire lifting range. 

A long wheel base, low center of gravity and good weight distribution give the machine superior stability on rough and uneven terrain. A robust, compact design – featuring strong center hinges and a sloped counterweight – ensures a stable, powerful performance in all jobsites. The powerful Volvo engine is assembled transversally for enhanced driving stability. 

The L45H and L50H feature Volvo’s intelligent load-sensing hydraulic system that drives power to the hydraulic functions according to demand for a fast response, shorter cycle times and reduced fuel consumption. An optional Boom Suspension System (BSS) boosts productivity by up to 20% by absorbing shock and reducing bouncing and bucket spillage. 

Tackle all terrain

The L45H and L50H offer an outstanding performance in all conditions, from rough terrain to smooth concrete. An optimized driveline combines a powerful engine with excellent transmission and axles to work in perfect harmony with the hydraulics and steering for superior durability and reliability.

Equipped with robust Tier 4 Final Volvo engines, these machines deliver high torque at low engine rpm. This engine features an Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) function in combination with an integrated Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) and Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system. 

Heavy-duty planetary axles ensure long life in the toughest conditions, and the front and rear 100% differential locks feature a dog clutch design to improve grip and maintain maximum traction on all terrain.

These wheel loaders feature a fuel efficient hydrostatic transmission that matches power to all operator requirements. This provides excellent control in delicate work and full power for more demanding jobs. A hydraulically-driven, electronically controlled cooling fan regulates the temperature of all vital components. Its reversible functionality blows air in the opposite direction for self-cleaning of the cooling units.

A comfortable control center

The L45H and L50H feature Volvo’s industry-leading cab for a comfortable, productive work shift. This certified ROPS/FOPS cab features ergonomically placed controls, a superior climate control system, all-around visibility and low internal noise levels. The molded cab roof and walls keep noise and vibration to a minimum, reducing operator fatigue. 

The Comfort Drive Control (CDC) function gives the operator the choice to control the machine by lever control. This improves operator comfort, reduces fatigue and ensures better productivity over long working hours. Volvo’s climate control system ensures comfortable operation, providing optional Automatic Heat Control (AHC) or Air Conditioning (AC) for the perfect cab temperature.

The cab air intake is located high on the machine, where air is cleanest. The easy-to-replace pre-filter separates coarser dust and particles before the air passes through the main filter and finally enters the cab, giving the operator the freshest air. For increased safety, large, anti-slip steps and handrails ensure easy cab entry and exit.

Compact service time

Volvo’s L45H and L50H have been built for easy, hassle-free servicing. Ground-level service points and grouped greasing points ensure easy and quick maintenance. The oscillating rear axle is supported on maintenance-free cradles. Its bearings and bushings are lubricated for life and protected by well proven seals, saving hours of maintenance time and increasing uptime. Machine owners can maximize machine uptime with Volvo’s diagnostic analysis software. MATRIS analyses the machine’s operational data and VCADS Pro can adjust machine function accordingly.

Get attached

These wheel loaders are designed to work in harmony with a range of Volvo attachments, which perfectly match the link-arm geometry to optimize breakout, rim pull and lifting force. These machines can be factory-fitted with extra hydraulic lines to operate and run a variety of attachment options.

Volvo’s standard hydraulic attachment bracket VAB-STD, also known as TPV, is internationally ISO standardized and allows a quick and safe interchange of attachments for more flexibility on site. The strong, open bracket design enables the operator to clearly see attachment points from the cab. The Volvo VAB-TPZ attachment bracket allows you to easily swap attachments with a TPZ interface. The sleek bracket design brings the attachment closer to the machine for better payload.


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

Key specs:

L45H L50H
Metric Imperial Metric Imperial
Engine Volvo D4J
.. Rated output at 1 800 - 2 200 rpm 30 - 36.7 r/s 1 800 - 2 200 rpm 30.0 - 36.7 r/s
.... SAE J1995 gross 75 kW 100.5 hp 87 kW 116.7 hp
.... SAE J1349 net 73 kW 97.9 hp 85 kW 114 hp
.. Max torque at 1 450 rpm 24.2 r/s 1 450 rpm 24.2 r/s
.... ISO 9249, SAE J1349 net 416 Nm 306.8 lbf ft 466 Nm 343.7 lbf ft
Max speed, forward/reverse
.Standard 20 km/h 12.4 mph 20 km/h 12.4 mph
Breakout force * 62 kN 13,938 lbf 69 kN 15,512 lbf
Static tipping load at full turn * 5 290 kg 11,662 lb 5 750 kg 12,676 lb
Bucket capacity 1.4 m3 1.83 yd3 1.6 m3 2.1 yd3
Log grapples 0.70 m2 0.84 yd2 0.70 m2 0.84 yd2
Operating weight * 8 670 kg 19,114 lb 9 500 kg 20,944 lb

* With 1.4 m3 / 1.83 yd3 general purpose bucket (TPV linkage)