Volvo L110H wheel loader de­liv­ered to C-Wise

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 Volvo L110H wheel loader com­bines high per­for­mance with low emis­sions and low fuel con­sump­tion, and was pur­chased from Volvo’s Aus­tralian 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 is 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.

“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 per­son­alised set­ting op­tions,” Lid­de­low says.

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-lev­el­ling 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.

Above: C-Wise has re­ceived the first Volvo L110H wheel loader ever de­liv­ered in Aus­traliaIn­set: The C-Wise team with CJD Equip­ment re­gional sales man­ager James Daniels (sec­ond from left) and their new Volvo L110H wheel loader

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