It’s not easy improving on machines as popular as Volvo’s best-selling L30 and the L35 compact wheel loaders, but in their new G-Series guise, these models are more powerful and fuel efficient than ever before.
The updated L30G and L35G wheel loaders from Volvo Construction Equipment may be compact — making them ideal for tight turns and working in restricted areas — but they possess the versatility and breakout and lifting forces you’d normally expect from larger machines. And both models feature powerful new fuel efficient Volvo engines that meet the demanding emissions requirements of Tier 4 Final and Stage IIIB regulations.
The G-Series’ Volvo Care Cab is an industry leader — and it isn’t hard to see why. The spacious interior offers low levels of noise and vibration for a safer, more comfortable operating experience — which, in turn, leads to lower fatigue levels and easy operability. The ergonomic controls are intuitively located and fall easily to hand, while comfort is enhanced, thanks to a fully adjustable seat. Visibility is second to none with a wide, curved windshield and a compact engine cover.
For tough job sites, the L30G and L35G’s portal axles protect the propeller shaft and axles against damage from rocks and other obstacles. This feature, which is exclusive to Volvo, provides operators with peace of mind and the assurance that their machines’ drivetrain is protected against the rigors of rugged terrain.
The G-Series’ articulating oscillating joint provides a comfortable operating experience, even as the machine passes over uneven ground. With large bushings, rubber stops and surface-hardened pins, the industry’s standard-bearer improves the machines’ reliability and durability, while at the same time lessening shock feedback to the operator. Tire wear and the risk of skidding are also reduced.
When a job requires maximum traction, Volvo’s differential locks can be engaged via a switch in the cab to ensure that 100% power is distributed to each of the wheels, reducing tire slippage on soft ground or slippery surfaces. One of the best differential lock systems in the industry, it decreases wear on tires and reduces the risk of skid marks that could damage a newly built road or other vulnerable surface.
The G-Series includes an all-new Tier 4 Final/Stage IIIB-compliant Volvo engine (55.4 kW/75 hp) that’s electronically controlled for better fuel efficiency. With the engine perfectly matched to drivetrain, the L30G and L35G may be small in stature, but they have the power necessary to take on heavy-duty jobs.
The G-Series’ dual hydraulics system means never having to exchange lifting power for steering ability. Because two largely independent hydraulic systems work together simultaneously, lifting doesn’t have to take a backseat while the machine is on the move.
The L30G and L35G’s bucket and linkage systems are strong and durable for efficient loading and lifting. The bucket delivers an excellent rollback angle to ensure that material isn’t lost when transporting or lifting. The standard Z-bar linkage is field-tested and proven to offer high breakout force and fast cycle times, as well as excellent parallel movement with the pallet fork. Breakout force, rim pull and lifting forces work in perfect harmony for maximum productivity. For even greater customization possibilities, the L35G can come with torque parallel (TP) linkage that combines the benefits of different linkage systems for high breakout torque and excellent parallel movement.
A hydraulic quick coupler that’s fully integrated into the lift arm makes changing attachments — like forks or buckets — quick and easy.
Maintenance needn’t be time consuming. With easy access to service points — including fuel, oil, air and hydraulic filters, battery, radiator, oil dipstick and hydraulic oil level gauges — maintenance is faster and easier so that more time can be spent at work and less on servicing your machine.
|Gross power at||2600 r/min||2600 r/min|
|SAE J1995||55.4 kW (75 hp)||55.4 kW (75 hp)|
|Net power SAEJ1349 – DIN ISO 1785||52.4 kW (71 hp)||52.4 kW (71 hp)|
|Breakout force||61 kN||60.5 kN|
|Static tipping load at full turn||3 840 kg||4 350 kg|
|Buckets||1.0-1.5 m3||1.2-1.5 m3|
|Operating weight||5.5-5.7 t||6.3-6.4 t|
|Tires||365/80 R20||405/70 R20|
The L30G and L35G will be available in North and West European markets from February 2013.