The L150G, L180G and L220G are the foundation of the new G-Series. They come with Tier 4i/Stage IIIB compliant engines and new driveline systems for improved productivity, lower emissions, greater smoothness, serviceability and operator comfort.
The machines are all fitted with Volvo’s 13 litre, six cylinder turbocharged V-ACT (Volvo Advanced Combustion Technology) off-highway diesel engine, which features cooled gas recirculation and a particulate filter with active regeneration.
The active-type diesel particulate filter temporarily holds the particulate matter and then incinerates it, further reducing emissions without any loss of performance or operation.
The D13 engine is also an industry leader on fuel efficiency, reliability and noise. High torque and power at low engine speeds, combined with load-sensing hydraulics, means there is no need to overrun the engine. This extends engine life and lowers fuel consumption and noise.
The wheeled loaders come fitted with a variable geometry turbocharger to vary the airflow into the engine to provide rapid boost at low engine speeds – and to achieve and maintain high boost at higher engine speeds.
More powerful hydraulics cut cycle times
Two stronger, variable displacement load-bearing axial piston pumps and hoses have been introduced to handle the increased pressures.
These provide superior control of the load and attachments, as well as a 10% improvement in breakout force, faster lifting and tilt functions. A new hydraulic cooling system has been designed to reduce the working temperatures by up to 20oC over previous models.
Up to 15% fuel savings
Consisting of a new torque converter with Lock Up and free wheel stator, Optishift is a new system that integrates the Volvo patented Reverse-by-Braking function which reduces fuel consumption by up to 15% and improves driveline durability.
When changing from forward to reverse , RBB applies the standard service brake instead of the torque converter, bringing the machine to a halt and putting less stress on the converter and transmission.
The latest generation Volvo Care Cab is ROPS/FOPS approved. Operators can breathe easily thanks to efficient air filtering systems. The servo controls are mounted on the operator seat, and include settings such as Return to Dig.
Also, to encourage operators to work smoothly, the accelerator pedal applies an appropriate amount of mechanical back pressure, to encourage low fuel consumption operating techniques.
Caring for the machine
The G-Series comes with advanced electronic monitoring diagnostics helping to prolong machine life, enhance uptime and maximize productivity.
Servicing is made easy with daily pre-start items quickly checked and scheduled service items conveniently grouped together. The G-Series is fitted with a newly designed engine cover that provides better ventilation of the engine compartment.
The cover can be electronically opened backwards – giving good access for fast and easy cleaning or servicing duties. Centralized, ground level lubrication banks lower the time spent on scheduled maintenance. And consumables like filters are easy to reach and easy to replace.