First Volvo L110H wheel loader delivered

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Product focus: West Australian organic composting business C-Wise is using the first Volvo L110H wheel loader ever delivered in Australia for dispatching its organic compost product

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Powered by an eight litre Tier 4 engine, the L110H wheel loader combines high performance with low emissions and low fuel consumption, and was purchased from Volvo’s Australia distribution partner CJD Equipment.

Established in 1996, C-Wise recycles a wide variety of wastes into organic compost and is a leading supplier of high quality carbon-based soil improvement products in Western Australia.

The Volvo L110H wheel loader’s OptiShift and dual-direction self-levelling bucket are boosting productivity at the compost facility in Nambeelup, Western Australia.

"We currently use four Volvo loaders on site, and just purchased our 13th Volvo loader to replace the oldest one, which had logged about 10,000 hours," C-Wise operations manager Clint Liddelow says.

"We really like the L110H’s productivity, fuel-efficiency and the quieter engine which is a result of the enclosed engine bay."

"We are an organic composting company, so general environmental performance was a major consideration when we selected Volvo’s L110H."

C-Wise are using it five to six days per week, for an average of 50 hours.

In addition to the new L110H wheel loader, C-Wise uses two Volvo L90F and an L110F to support the general composting process, moving batches at a cycle time between 30 seconds and two minutes, or loading a screening plant where the machine cycle times range between one and three minutes.

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"The OptiShift and dual-direction self-levelling bucket on the L110H really help improve our operators’ cycle time during the composting process, plus operators say they really appreciate the improved dash and personalized setting options."

The L110H features a new generation of Volvo’s OptiShift to improve cycle times and offer greater fuel efficiency.

The improved technology integrates the reverse by braking function and the new torque converter with lock-up, to create a direct drive between the engine and transmission, eliminating power losses in the torque convertor and reducing fuel consumption by up to 18 per cent according to Volvo.

The L110H also offers a bucket leveling function that automatically returns the bucket to level from both dump and carry positions to enhance operator performance.

The L110H wheel loader features a bucket range between 2.5-9.5 m3 and operating weight between 18 and 20 tonnes.

Options on the L110H include Volvo’s dynamic load weighing system load assist, which is powered by Volvo’s co-pilot touchscreen.

The system enables operators to monitor the amount of material moved with a high level of accuracy.

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