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JAN 2018

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38 • ROCK products • January 2018 EQUIPMENT & TECHNOLOGY LOADING & HAULING Volvo's newest edition to its wheel loader range, the L350H was unveiled last year at ConExpo-Con/Agg in Las Vegas and delivers greater productivity and better fuel efficiency. T he all-new L350H 50-ton machine is fitted with next-gen- eration hydraulics and powered by a Volvo Tier 4 Final D16 engine, for high torque at low rpm. The ideal partner for quarry production, the L350H now comes with a larger 7.3 cu. meter (9.5 cubic yd.) bucket, for maximum performance. The largest model in the Volvo wheeled loader range, the 350H also comes with a new powertrain and operator envi- ronment, as well as a new overall design. The hydraulic system and drivetrain improvements, coupled with the latest Volvo engine technology, make the L350H up to 10 percent more fuel efficient in comparison to the L350F it replaces. The new load-sensing hydraulic system works in greater har- mony with the drivetrain, increasing response times (and lifting and lowering speed of the newly designed buckets) resulting in up to 5 percent faster cycle times. Volvo's Fully Automatic Power Shift (FAPS) system allows for machine operation in the optimal, fuel efficient, gear, accord- ing to speed, kick-down and engine braking, enhancing fuel efficiency. Cab Comfort The new cab boasts excellent visibility, minimal noise and vibration levels, as well as Automatic Climate Control (ACC), to ensure an all-round comfortable climate in the cab. Con- trols can also be configured to suit operator preferences. The next-generation Contronic monitoring system and digital display incorporate the latest improvements in intelligent Human Machine Interface (HMI). The system monitors oper- ation and performance in real-time, providing the operator with all necessary machine information. Service Access and Safety Routine daily maintenance checks have been made quick and easy with an improved engine hood design allowing complete access to the engine compartment. Engine side hood panels and a platform around the cab also enable operators or tech- nicians to move easily around the machine. Operator safety is the main priority with steps and sturdy handrails into the cab for easy entry and exit. LED lights have been installed at the entrance of the cab along with reflec- tive stickers that follow the machines contours also helps to increase machine visibility. When operating in the dark, operators can be sure of their surroundings with long-life LED work lights the optional rear-view camera, equipped with a new adjustable mounting bracket. New side-view mirrors also make it easier for the operator to safely monitor operations from all angles. Volvo Construction Equipment, Volvo L350H Delivers Greater Productivity, Fuel Efficiency

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