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The first to present a 35-tonne wheel loader to the market in 2011 – with the L250G – Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has now introduced the L260H, the latest addition to the H-Series range. Built in response to evolving business demands, the 35-t machine is designed for heavy-duty applications and has been upgraded with the latest technology.

When compared to its forerunner, the numbers speak for themselves. The L260H boasts up to 15% greater productivity, thanks to the intelligently-redesigned wheel base, which has been increased by 50 mm, and the optimised weight distribution of the front frame and lifting arm system; together, these two features allow for larger buckets to be used.

Volvo L260H Wheel Loader 02 2018

Primed for productivity, the L260H is equipped with a powerful D13 engine, delivering 6% more power and 5% more torque than the L250G. The next generation load-sensing hydraulics have been designed to enhance the responsiveness of attachments and improve the lifting and lowering speed of the boom.

Fuel efficiency has been increased by up to 10%, thanks to a host of improved features. The next generation hydraulics save hydraulic pump power for other functions, by reducing fluid flow when lowering and dumping; and the new dry P-brake eliminates drag losses, caused by the internal wet multi-disk brake. In addition, the upgraded OptiShift technology integrates the Reverse By Braking (RBB) function patented by Volvo and a new torque converter with lock-up, creating a direct drive between the engine and transmission, reducing fuel consumption significantly.

Also contributing to fuel efficiency is Fully Automatic Power Shift (FAPS), which shifts the gears to match the engine and travel speed to the best gear ratio. The L260H is also equipped with an eco-pedal – a feature unique to Volvo – which encourages economical operation by applying a mechanical push-back force in response to excess use of the accelerator.

The L260H comes with four new buckets – the Volvo Rock bucket, Volvo Sand bucket and two Volvo Rehandling buckets – specifically designed to fit the machine. Optimised for the application, the buckets enable the wheel loader to perform at maximum capacity, helping customers save time, money and effort.

The Volvo Rock bucket now boasts a longer floor and can hold 11,5% more material than before, resulting in up to 25% greater productivity. For tunnelling applications, Volvo also offers Side Dump Rock buckets.

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