Torque Parallel loader linkage

The mid-sized Volvo L45F and L50F wheel loaders are made for performance with features that include the patented Torque Parallel (TP) loader linkage, separate working hydraulic pumps for maximum power, 100 percent axle differential locks, and long service intervals. Rear axle oscillation increases machine stability.

The TP linkage gives smooth, parallel lift, high rollback torque, excellent lifting power throughout the lift range, and a clear view of attachments. A wide rollback angle retains loose bucket material, while the parallel lift action makes it suited for material handling and pallet handling.

The Volvo L45F and Volvo L50F wheel loaders provide separate power steering and load-sensing hydraulic pumps. The advantage of this design is that separate pumps ensure full steering power, regardless of the load on the main hydraulic pumps. Oil flow on the load-sensing pump automatically adjusts to match work demand. The result is lower fuel consumption during lighter work and increased component life – along with no compromise in performance when operating in tough conditions or demanding applications.

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  • Volvo Construction Equipment

    312 Volvo Way
    Shippensburg , PA
    US , 17257

    Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) is a major international company developing, manufacturing and marketing equipment for construction and related industries. Its products, leaders in many world markets, include a comprehensive range of wheel loaders, hydraulic excavators, articulated haulers, motor graders, soil and asphalt compactors, pavers, milling machines and compact equipment. Volvo CE is part of the Volvo Group, one of the world's leading manufacturers of trucks, buses and construction equipment, as well as drive systems for marine and industrial applications. The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. The Volvo Group, which employs about 115,000 people, has production facilities in 20 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets. The Volvo Group is a publicly-held company headquartered in Göteborg, Sweden.

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