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L350H: The flagship wheel loader

Joining the wheel loader line up is the all-new Volvo L350H, featuring up to 20% greater fuel efficiency than the previous model, a host of productivity improvements, and a striking new design.

Volvo Wheel Loader L350H

The L350H is Volvo Construction Equipment’s largest wheel loader, ready to tackle a range of applications, from mining and quarrying to heavy infrastructure. Built on the success of its forerunner – the L350F, launched more than 10 years ago – Volvo introduces the redesigned L350H, featuring the latest innovative technology. 

Up to 5% more productivity

Offering the perfect combination of power and control, the L350H is built to boost productivity. The new generation load sensing hydraulics have been designed to enhance the responsiveness of attachments and reduce cycle times, by improving the lifting and lowering speed of the boom.

Designed to complement the machine’s performance is a comprehensive portfolio of Volvo attachments. Matched by size and design to the L350H parameters – including link-arm geometry, and breakout and lifting forces – the range has been purpose-built for use in applications such as face loading, heavy-duty block handling and log handling. Customers can also have their attachment custom built to suit their specific requirements.

The new Volvo Rock bucket boasts a longer floor and has an optimized radius, for easier filling, resulting in up to 15% more productivity. In addition, the long boom configuration enables the loading of a 65 tonne (70 ton) truck in no more than six passes.

For high lifting force and maximum stability in block handling applications, the L350H come with two kit variants – standard or heavy duty – and a range of robust Volvo attachments, including block forks, breaker tine and clearing rakes. 

The new Volvo Rehandling bucket, has a capacity of 10.7 m³ (14 yd³), delivers up to 5% greater productivity. The bucket has been redesigned with convex sides and an improved spill guard, for easier filling and reduced spillage. To enhance productivity and absorb shocks, the Boom Suspension System can be optionally integrated. The system engages automatically, depending on gear and speed.

20% improvement in fuel efficiency

The L350H is also equipped with intelligent technology, dedicated to reducing fuel consumption. With easier to fill buckets, more material can be moved with less fuel and the fluid flow during lowering and dumping operations has been reduced, to save hydraulic pump power for other functions.

Fitted with a powerful D16 Volvo engine, which delivers high torque at low rpm, the L350H can also be integrated with auto engine shut down, which turns off the machine during prolonged periods of idle. The flag ship wheel loader also features an eco pedal – uniquely designed by Volvo – which encourages economical operation, applying a mechanical push-back force in response to excess use of the accelerator, enhancing overall fuel efficiency.

A comfortable ride

New from the inside out, the L350H has been built with operator comfort in mind. The industry-leading Volvo cab boasts minimal vibration levels and excellent visibility, thanks to a new rear view camera and redesigned rear view mirrors. The cab has also been equipped with a new adjustable seat and features an upgraded Human Machine Interface – standard across all H-Series Volvo wheel loaders. Access to the cab is now easier and safer, thanks to smart placement of orange handrails and steps, as well as the ability to open the door with a remote control.

To reduce operator fatigue and promote easy operation, the L350H can be customized with a choice of three hydraulic modes, to suit the operator’s preferred responsiveness – soft, normal or active. Moreover, Comfort Drive Control (CDC) gives the operator the opportunity to steer the machine using a small lever, particularly effective for fast-paced truck loading operations.

Primed to perform

Designed with durability in mind, the L350H is built with a robust frame structure and a specially designed Z-bar lifting arm, which has double sealing on each of the pins. In addition, heavy-duty axles with fully floating shafts, planetary hub reduction and maintenance-free rear axle trunnion bearings help to increase the life of components.

To improve serviceability, daily routine checks have been made easier, thanks to engine side hood panels. In addition, essential maintenance points can be safely accessed using the surrounding walkway. Moreover, passive and auto regeneration automatically cleans the diesel particulate filter (DPF), without compromising machine performance.

To compliment machine performance and boost profitability, Volvo offers a range of services, such as machine monitoring, Genuine Volvo Parts, operator training and Volvo Site Simulation – to name a few.

The perfect partner for extreme production environments, the redesigned flagship Volvo L350H is the king of the pile.

L350H specifications

Based on machine configuration: Standard boom, 7.3 m³ (9.5 yd³) bucket straight edge with teeth and segments.

Key specifications:

  Tier 3 Tier 4 final 
Static tipping load at full turn kg 34 290  34 290
lb 75,596  75,596
Bucket capacity  m3 6.2-12.7  6.2-12.7 
 yd3 8.1-16.6  8.1-16.6 
Log grapples m2  5.5-6.3  5.5-6.3 
ft2  59.2-67.8  59.2-67.8 
Operating weight kg 50 000 - 56 300  50 000 - 56 300 
lb 110,231-124,120  110,231-124,120 
Breakout force kN 472.8  472.8 
lbf 106,280  106,280
Engine   Volvo D16E  Volvo D16E 
Max power at r/min 1 800  1 800 
r/s  30.0 30.0 
...SAE J1995 gross kW 397  397 
hp 540  540 
...ISO 9249, SAE J1349 net kW 394  394 
hp 532  532 
Tires   35/65 R33  35/65 R33