Weidemann introduces new Low Position, Stage IIIB compliant wheel loaders

Weidemann's new 3080LP and 4080LP wheel loaders feature the latest engine technology to meet Stage IIIB and a lower operator seating position for lower overall machine height, enabling use in space-constrained applications.

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With the new so-called Low Position Models (LP), Weidemann GmbHH presented two new wheel loaders at Agritechnica 2015 which are offered alternatively with oscillating suspension units (3080LP and 4080LP) or as a telescopic wheel loader (3080LPT and 4080LPT). The new loaders replace the successful models 3070 CXLP and 4070 CXLP and are designed for medium to large agricultural operations and for horse ranches. A major reason for the introduction of the new models is the guidelines of the European exhaust emission standard level IIIB, which also stipulate drastically reduced exhaust values for wheel loaders in agriculture. The engines of the new machines are adapted to this. Weidemann has been successfully offering low position models for years. The lower seating position of the operator allows for a lower overall height of the machine. This makes low passages no problem, even with a permanently mounted operator’s canopy or a cabin. Due to this LP design, however, the driver’s cabin or cab cannot be tilted. LP model serviceability is achieved through various inspection ports. The LP design can thus be implemented at a lower price and Weidemann can offer the design, based on price, onto the market as an entry-level model.

In addition to the engine technology, a new operator position and driver’s cabin design were developed for the machines. One can optionally fit out the LP models with three different cabins and two different operator’s canopies. The high cabin already allows for the option of two doors, which can be opened 180 degrees and locked in place. The cabin is also available in a low version so one can specifically pass beneath varying clearance heights. The console in the optional comfort console is fully modified: joystick operation has been optimally designed according to the latest ergonomic principles. An air-conditioning system is optionally available for this cabin. The third control circuit is optionally controllable by joystick, which appreciably improves operating comfort. A high-flow volume flow increase is also already available in the LP models.      

In order to comply with the new exhaust limit values, the use of additional technology, such as the installation of a particulate filter and an optimization of the cooling capacity through a cooled exhaust gas recirculation, was necessary compared to the time-tested and proven models. As an additional benefit, however, the use of new components also resulted in an improvement to the engine’s efficiency. This made it possible to reduce the fuel consumption of engines 60 hp and above by around 5%. The new electronic engine control also allows for an even more dynamic use of the machines, because the engines now react even more quickly to the accelerator pedal.

The new model names make it clear that the new loaders differ from their predecessors not only in the engine technology under the hood, but also in numerous other points, right down to the design of the engine hood. Due to the installation of additional components for exhaust aftertreatment and for cooling, the space under the hood no longer sufficed. The 3080 and 4080 LPs therefore received the modern and dynamic engine cover design, which was launched on the market in 2013 by Weidemann. 

Technical Details: Weidemann wheel loader 3080LP and 4080LP

In the standard version, the new Weidemann wheel loader 3080LP is driven by a four-cylinder Perkins engine with 49 hp (35.7 kW), which meets the emission standard level IIIA. A more powerful Perkins engine with 60 hp (44.7 kW) is available as an option, as well as a Deutz turbo engine with 75 hp (55.4 kW) (emission standard level IIIB). 

The new Weidemann wheel loader 4080LP is driven by a Deutz turbo engine with 75 hp (55.4 kW) (emission standard IIIB). As standard, this engine is equipped with a diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC only) or optionally with a diesel particle filter (DPF) as exhaust aftertreatment.

As standard equipment, the 3080LP has an operating weight of 4.6 tons; at 5.8 tons, the 4080LP belongs to the heavy and large wheel loaders. The tipping load with bucket and machine straight is 2,626 kg for the 3080LP and 3,270 kg for the 4080LP. The maximum lift height in the bucket pivotal point is 3.35 m (3080LP) or 3.67 m for the 4080LP. The overhead loading height is 3.01 me (3080LP) and 3.33 m (4080LP). The vehicle height ranges from 2.31 to 2.51 m in the 3080 and 2.33 to 2.53 m in the 4080, depending on the driver’s cabin installed.

Technical Details: Weidemann telescopic wheel loaders 3080LPT and 4080LPT

The same machines are alternatively offered as telescopic wheel loaders with a telescopic arm. The maximum lift height in the bucket pivotal point is therefore increased to 4.99 m (3080LPT) or 5.07 m (4080LPT). The overhead loading height is 4.56 m (3080LPT) and 4.65 m (4080LPT). The 3080LPT has an operating weight of 5 t, while the 4080LPT has 6 t. 

The powerful Weidemann LP models are typically used in operations with a high volume of livestock and large amount of materials handling. Their low construction often provides solutions for low clearance heights and allows for efficient work in various generations of buildings.  

Versatile range of add-on equipment

For the wheel and telescopic wheel loader, Weidemann offers a wide range of suitable add-on equipment that is ideal for tasks in agriculture. This makes them true multi-purpose machines on the premises.