The new L260H wheel loader from Volvo Construction Equipment is a true global two-pass loader that is purpose-built to take on the toughest jobs, ensuring optimum performance, profitability and a 10 percent fuel efficiency improvement, the company stated.
When compared to previous models, the L260H boasts 5 percent more horsepower and torque and a 15 percent increase in payload. Add the Volvo Co-Pilot with Load Assist and intelligently redesigned lifting-arm system and frame, and the result is greater fuel efficiency, faster cycle times, increased on-site productivity, maximum operator comfort and simpler serviceability.
Fitted with the latest 416-hp Volvo D13J engine, the H-Series wheel loader delivers a powerful and efficient performance. The Stage IV/Tier 4 Final-compliant engine produces high torque (1,728 ft. lb.) at low engine speeds to minimize emissions and fuel consumption.
The passive regeneration automatically cleans the Diesel Particulate Filter during normal operation, without input from the operator or negatively impacting performance. The new-generation machine is also equipped with an efficient cooling fan that draws power only when needed. Lower fan speeds reduce noise, resulting in greater operator comfort and a lower total cost of ownership.
Fuel efficiency is enhanced by the Volvo-patented OptiShift technology, which integrates the Volvo Reverse By Braking (RBB) function and new torque converter with lock-up to reduce fuel consumption significantly. Ideal for short cycle or truck loading applications, the RBB senses the loader’s direction and slows the machine by automatically applying the service brakes instead of the torque converter, thereby increasing fuel efficiency, operator comfort and machine lifetime.
The driveline lock-up, meanwhile, improves drive response, rim pull, incline performance and fuel efficiency. Also contributing to fuel efficiency is the unique new transmission, featuring the Volvo Fully Automatic Power Shift (FAPS) concept. Proven to deliver more efficient work cycles, FAPS shifts the gears to match the engine and travel speed to the best gear ratio, ensuring the loader operates in optimal gear for lower fuel consumption and wear.
Volvo Construction Equipment, www.volvoce.com