Advanced electronic technologies continue to simplify wheel loader operation, resulting in increased productivity for both experienced and novice operators.
Electro-hydraulic (EH) controls have gained popularity in the mid-size wheel loader market and bring many benefits including return-to-dig, soft stops at the end of the hydraulic cylinder stroke and customizable hydraulic response settings.
“Electro-servo hydraulic controls enable the return-to-dig feature and end-stroke dampening,” says Eric Yeomans, product manager, wheel loaders, Volvo Construction Equipment. “This allows the operator to set detent functions, as well as bucket and boom positions from inside the cab with switches found on the right-side A-pillar. EH controls also provide the ability to adjust the lever response control. There are three settings available – active, normal and soft – so an operator can adapt the control behavior to his or her liking.”
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