GIANT machinery company New Holland is expanding its compact wheel loader models for the construction sector with three new entrants on their way.

The three compact wheel loader (CWL) models — W60C, W70C and W80C LR – are engineered for improved efficiency and productivity and offer higher levels of comfort for operators and owners.

In launching the new CWL models in the US earlier this year, New Holland Construction product manager for North America, Dan Kakareka, said: “The development of these advanced CWL models was driven by our goal to enhance the operator and owner experience and the need to put more options with more versatility in their hands.”

“What’s also evident with the three new models is how they provide exceptional stability, enabling operators to handle larger loads with ease, manoeuvre confidently in challenging conditions and enjoy smoother travel, even on rough terrain.”

Each model has a distinct advantage for the market.

The W60C shares the robust frame with the W50C but has more power to increase productivity. It also has a Z-Bar boom design which allows the W60C the ability to operate applications such as landscaping and material handling.

New Holland said one step up was the W70C that is designed to tackle the same jobs as the W60C but with more horsepower, speed and performance.

The W70C has a lighter operating weight of 5440kg (12,000 pounds) and 74 horsepower, making it ideal for a wide range of tasks and a variety of markets, including light construction, landscaping, contracting and municipalities.

Designed for the agricultural market, the bigger W80C LR model is a high-speed option that employs a lift capacity of 4800kg (10,600 pounds) and an operating weight of 5900kg (13,000 pounds.)

The W80C LR is optimised for tasks like loading feed into total mixed ration mixers or stacking bales in barns.

New Holland said that in launching the new models, operator comfort, safety and experience were paramount to maintaining productivity.

The W60C, W70C and W80C LR offer new features geared toward improved comfort and ease of operation. Updates like a new spacious ROPS/FOPS-certified cab with advanced climate-control options and a fully sealed, pressurised cab to minimise noise and keep out dust, help create a conducive work environment for the operator.

It said that technology advancements were another area where owners and operators will see significant changes as they relate to the operating experience and efficiency of these CWLs.

New Holland FleetForce Telematics comes as a factory-fit addition on all the new models with a free five-year subscription.

“This allows fleet owners to make better use of their machine data and gain valuable insights into machine performance, fuel efficiency and ROI,” the company said.

“FleetForce Telematics also helps owners make positive changes to their fleet management and how their crews work, as well as enhances the complete value of the equipment in the long term.”

The new models also have key technological features including:

  • Automated Boom Control: This allows the operator to set 'return to dig’, ‘return to travel ‘and height control from within the cab, reducing operator fatigue during repetitive loading operations.
  • Creep Functionality: Simplifies the use of creep mode, ideal for operations requiring low vehicle speeds and high hydraulic power.
  • Cruise Control: Sets a speed for long-distance travel and adjusts speeds on the joystick for added convenience.
  • New Smart Mode: Enhances fuel efficiency and reduces road noise during machine travel and operation.
  • Auto Ride Control Option: Ensures a comfortable ride on uneven, rough ground when moving material from stockpiles to trucks or around job sites, minimising load spillage and wear and tear.
  • Screen and Panel: Incorporates a new 7.0-inch monitor and a multifunctional panel to streamline the operation of both new and existing features for improved ease of use.

Another element designed for operator convenience and time management is the durability and driving-down maintenance requirements to keep machines running longer.

These attributes are supported by the drive systems of the three new CWLs, which are all powered by a four-cylinder, 3.4-litre FPT Industrial F5H engine that  meets Tier IV final emission standards.

The engine includes CEGR and DOC that help minimise maintenance and cost for operators and owners, allowing them to focus more on the work ahead instead of being parked in the shop.

New Holland said that with these new models the company has eliminated the need for a diesel particulate filter (DPF), which significantly reduces the required downtime associated with regeneration and costly filter replacements.

Machine use flexibility was also an essential element of the new models.

The exterior design of all three models is built to make the machines compatible with more than 250 attachments, including buckets, brooms, bale grabbers, skid steer and CTL attachments.

High-flow attachments are also available for the W70C and W80C LR models, further enhancing efficiency and productivity on the job site.

A redesigned Z-Bar Monolift cylinder is featured on the new CWLs.

New Holland said that this enhances operator safety and visibility to the attachment and also provides maximum breakout force, digging and lifting power.

“This feature is ideal for high-production load-and-carry applications, such as moving and setting drainage tile or stacking landscape timbers,” the company said.

“Task versatility like this makes the new CWLs go-to machines for various job sites.

“For added measure, the W70C and W80C LR are high-speed options capable of reaching 40km/h.

“This is useful for those operators traveling between job sites and reduces the need for additional transportation from site to site.”


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