Equipment

Reliability is key when investing in a new wheel loader

When working with heavy machinery being able to rely on the equipment working efficiently, effectively and without breakdowns is key.

Using and taking care of a wheel loader shouldn’t be an expectation – it needs to serve its purpose while proving reliability time and time again.

The Volvo L220H Wheel Loader promises just that. Distributed by CJD Equipment in Australia, the L220H features well-matched drivetrain and hydraulics. The wheel loader delivers power, productivity and reliability. It does this with its dynamic engine design, cooling functions, and axle oil circulation.

The Volvo engine features advanced technology and it builds on decades of experience. The water cooled turbocharger increases engine life and performance – delivering high performance and low fuel consumption.

The hydraulically-driven, electronically controlled cooling fan regulates the temperature of the vital components. It automatically activates only when it’s needed – reducing fuel consumption and noise. The optional reversible functionality – which blows air in the opposite direction – allows for self-cleaning of the cooling units.

The L220H’s electronics support preventive maintenance and diagnostics for maximum uptime. Waterproof sealed connectors protect the machine’s reliability and increases its longevity. In addition to this, both the front and the rear axle featuring filtered axle oil circulation. This allows the axle oil to circulate and cool inside the axle – protecting components. The optional axle oil cooling system cools axles and can reduce oil changing intervals and increases break pad life.

CJD Equipment national product engineering and training manager, Lindsay Daniels, said all this and other features make it a reliable machine for use in the waste sector.

He said the L220H includes safety features that make it comfortable and safe to use in any waste environment.

“Operator comfort and minimising operator fatigue are just some of the key aspects of the machine. The safety features reduce operator fatigue, reduce vibration and noise levels.

“A high-vis orange paint used on all hand rails is one thing that helps keep the operator safe by reducing the chance of operator falls and slips,” Daniels said.

The cab provides a spacious, safe and quiet environment that helps operators optimise productivity all day long. The dash display clearly presents the operator with vital machine information including fuel and oil levels, and warning messages. From the operator seat, basic configurations and tests can be performed via the panel, which can be read even on bright days when the sun is shining.

To further increase operator comfort, the cab suspension reduces vibration and noise, and a spring added into the mounts improves shock absorption to increase operator comfort and productivity.

Maximising productivity is key in any high-volume facility, so CJD Equipment supports the L220H for the easy handling and practical attachments it offers to the operators.

The standard Boom Suspension System (BSS) boosts productivity by up to 20 per cent by absorbing shock and reducing the bouncing and bucket spillage that occurs when operating on rough ground. This enables faster and more comfortable work cycles and increases machine life. To add to this, the tires and additional counterweight enable the operator to fit a larger rehandling bucket to the machine, resulting in increased productivity in rehandling applications.

Practicality is further increased with attachments that have been purpose-built to work in harmony with Volvo machines. The attachments are designed as an integrated part of the wheel loader for which they’re intended – with functions and properties ideally matched to parameters including link-arm geometry and breakout, rim pull and lifting force.