Liebherr develops all-rounder LRB16


Liebherr has launched a new piling and drilling rig equipped to cope with the diverse requirements of deep foundation work. The all-rounder LRB16 has been developed with particular attention given to providing good stability and the redesign of the cab.

The new machine has a sledge travel distance of almost 16m and its compact design means it has an operating weight of 48 tonnes leading to low ground pressure. A robust undercarriage adds to the high stability that can be further increased with optional rear supports.

In addition, despite reduced engine speed to approximately 1,700rpm, the vehicle offers 390kW of power and, with hydraulic concepts, the diesel engine keeps fuel consumption low.

The installation of parallel kinematics enables the rigid 12.5m leader – which is able to absorb high levels of torque – to be folded back, and it is fitted with a rope crowd system for pull forces of up to 200kN.

A Liebherr spokesperson said, “The LRB 16 can be easily transported in one piece, including mounted counterweight, and has a transport weight of only 43.5 tonnes. This ensures quick set-up on-site as well as flexibility in transferring the machine between different jobsites. As an option the complete loading and set-up processes can be carried out via remote control, which means only one person is required.”

Special attention was also paid to improving operator comfort with the introduction of an updated air-conditioning system, an optimized cabin view, and an orthopaedic operator’s seat.

June 30, 2017


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