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Volvo BM 4500

4500 was an articulated wheel loader with power shift transmission, rugged axles with planetary hub reductions, dual brake system with disc brakes and a differetal lock with 100% lock-up on the front axle.

A pressurized, ROPS-approved, cab with effective integrated heating and air condition and large replaceble filters together with the controls within easy reach provided the operator with a good and effective place to work.

The parallel linkage arm system featured high breakout moment in the top position while retaining power in all other positions combined with extremely good parallel movement. The disign of the arm system also afforded the operator excellent forward visibility.

In 1984, a new cab with tilt steering wheel was introduced.
In 1985, asbestos-free brakes were introduced.

The 4500 was altered and upgraded during the production years.

                                         Front axle
Serial no.  –1721         AH 60 B
Serial no. 1722–          AH 60 D

                                       Engine        Transmission       
Serial no.  –2600        TD 60 H             HT 120
Serial no. 2601–         TD 70 G             HT 130

4500 1981 specifications
Engine Volvo TD 70 H
Engine output (SAE), kW (hp) 137 (186)
Tip. load (straight/full turn), kg 10 260 / 9 060
Bucket volume, m3 2,4–9
Tires 23.5-25/16
Operating weight, kg 13 920
Production year 1979–1986