Volvo introduces G Series loaders
By Lindsay Gale03 July 2015
Volvo has introduced the three model G Series range of wheeled loaders that are intended for sale in the Middle East and Russia and other less regulated markets. The 12.8 tonne L60Gz, 15.2 tonne L90Gz and 19 tonne L120Gz all feature a Z bar linkage that the company says provides high breakout forces for strong, powerful digging and complete bucket fill in the hardest of materials. The machines also feature load-sending hydraulics that provide power only when required to help reduce fuel consumption.
Power on the two smaller loaders comes from a Volvo D6E diesel that develops 114 kW (155 hp) on the L60Gz and 128 kW (174 hp) on the L90Gz, with the L120Gz powered by a Volvo D7E delivering 179 kW (243 hp).
The L60Gz and L90Gz can be equipped with a general purpose, standard-duty bucket or a heavy-duty version optimised for loading shot rock, providing durability and wear resistance. The L120Gz can be equipped with a standard- or heavy-duty bucket, as well as a re-handling bucket optimised for handling, stockpiling and loading processed material including aggregate and sand. The spade nose rock bucket has high penetration capabilities and is ideally suited for loading shot rock, and the light material bucket is a high capacity bucket for low density materials.
Fully automatic Power Shift ensures optimal operation by adjusting machine gears in line with parameters including engine and travel speed, for comfortable gear changes and fast cycle times. Oil-cooled, wet disc brakes on the front and rear axles deliver superior breaking performance for smooth control and a long service life. 100% differential locks on the front axle ensure outstanding traction in slippery conditions, and axle oil circulation allows the oil to flow and cool inside the axle – protecting components and increasing brake service life.