At Agritechnica 2019, Weidemann launched the expansion of its powerful 90-series.
The Series now includes a total of three different models for particularly heavy materials handling. In addition to the 9080 wheel loader already available on the market, the series will now be expanded to include the roughly 800 kg model 9580 with load arm and the 9580T tele wheel loader.
The 9580 is seen as an expansion of the 9080. The 9580 is equipped by default with a Deutz TCD 4.1 S5 (115 kW/156 hp) engine. DOC (diesel oxidation catalytic converter), DPF (diesel particle filter) and SCR (selective catalytic reduction) are used for the exhaust after-treatment. The engine meets the latest exhaust emission level V. In addition, the machine offer 180 l/min hydraulics discharge volume and at 6.32 tonnes offers additional tipping load compared to the 9080 (5.29 tonnes).
As a tele wheel loader, in addition to the high level of functionality, great working comfort and excellent safety standards, the 9580T offers a telescopic arm compared to the normal wheel loader with a load arm and therefore has a much higher lifting height and reach at 5.48 m compared to the swing arm machines with 4.26 m. The basic virtues like manoeuvrability, stability and lifting force that characterize an articulated wheel loader of course also apply to a tele wheel loader here too.
The 90-series is optionally equipped with the newly developed Power Drive 370 transmission.
This is a variable hydrostatic transmission, which achieves higher tractive forces and travel speeds than the solutions developed until now, and that too retaining all the advantages of the previous drive systems in terms of compactness, energy efficiency and operator comfort.
In addition to the positively known properties for hydrostatic drives, such as easy reversing, good metering, fine controllability, inching and brake force support, the large conversion range of the 45° technology also allows for driving through the entire speed range from 0 to 40 km/h without shifting.
This offers a very high driving comfort for the end user, since neither tractive effort interruptions nor shift jerking occur. For the driver, this offers a comfortable, steady quality of driving and a harmonious noise development.
In typical agricultural working situations, such as handling work in the Y-cycle, there is a high demand for constant thrust and tractive forces at driving speeds of 10-20 km/h. The Power Drive 370 transmission meets precisely these requirements thanks to the complete elimination of shifting steps, which is considered a particular advantage in most applications. For application cases that require even greater pushing power, such as in silo applications, the new models optionally offer a 25% increased pushing power of 10.1 tonnes with a simultaneous 30 km/h top speed.
True to the company philosophy of building machines as compactly as possible, Weidemann has paid attention to this aspect with this size class too. With a bucket, both the 9580 and the T9580 offer a total length of 7.10 m and a width of 2.39 m with standard tyres. The height of the loader is 3.10m.
The 90-series has a high-quality standard equipment and also a large variety of options. With the 40 km/h option, larger distances can be covered quickly and the machine can be used as a tractor – variable driving included. The LED work light package offers increased comfort and safety in the dark. The hydraulic output is 150 l/min. as a standard. 180 l/min and therefore a “best in class” result is achieved with the high-flow option. It is also possible to add a 4th control circuit and the load arm damping. Other options are available from the manufacturer.