New Holland has upgraded its popular D Series wheel loader range with improvements focused on enhancing the operator’s experience and delivering significant benefits in total cost of ownership and reliability, both key to customers’ operations and businesses. The changes add to the existing benefits of the company’s wheeled loaders, including bullet-proof driveline and unique cooling system that ensure superior uptime, powerful performance, best-in-class payload-to-weight ratio and comfortable cab.
“Forage harvesting contractors and biogas plant owners already love our wheeled loaders because we focus on the features and functions that matter most to them,” the brand’s European leader light equipment, Alain de Nanteuil, said. “Our machines push and climb fast for up to 17 hours a day, with superior uptime, when clamping silage. They’re equally ideally suited to biomass digester loading. With the outstanding improvements we have introduced, we think this is the most exciting wheel loader we have ever produced.”
New Holland has introduced two major improvements focused on fuel usage and maintenance costs which, together, can deliver up to 20,000 euros in savings during the machine’s life cycle. The first innovation is the new Smart Work mode that delivers up to 10 per cent fuel savings on a machine that already stands out for its fuel efficiency. The other major improvement is the extension of service intervals from 500 to 1,000 hours, which delivers up to 20 per cent savings.
In the cab, meanwhile, the D Series eight-inch colour display now features a touch screen for a more user-friendly operation. The new configurable quick-access buttons mounted at the operator’s fingertips allow to interact with the screen without interrupting operations.
The self-levelling mode makes fork handling easy ensuring it remains parallel to the ground, while the payload scale is designed to accurately monitor the quantity of material loaded and the tyre pressure monitoring system ensures tyres are always operating at the optimal pressure, reducing fuel usage and tyre wear.
Excellent visibility is provided by the one-piece windshield and rear-view camera, and is further improved by the optional enhanced lighting pack. With 43,000 lumen, it turns night into day for safe and efficient night-time operation.