Liebherr to present earthmoving, material handling and construction equipment at ConExpo 2017


During ConExpo Con/Agg 2017, to be held at at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Nevada, USA, on March 7-11, Liebherr will present more than 25 pieces of its earthmoving, material handling and construction equipment product range.

Liebherr’s outdoor booth will cover 50,000ft² and provide room for hydraulic excavators, wheel loaders, crawler loaders and dozers, deep foundation equipment, material handlers, tower cranes, mobile and crawler cranes as well as a concrete pump. Liebherr’s product range of components for the mechanical, hydraulic and electric drive systems will also be on display in the south hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, booth S84230.

Among the highlights will be Liebherr’s XPower wheel loaders with an innovative power-split driveline concept. XPower is an integrated, innovative machine concept for the large series of wheel loaders with operating weight from 39,020 lb-71,870 lb (L550-L586). The new concept sets new standards in terms of fuel efficiency, performance, robust design and comfort. The core of the XPower is the Tier 4 Final/Euro Stage IV power-split driveline installed as standard. It combines hydrostatic drive, which is ideal for short loading cycles and mechanical drive for long distances and when driving on slopes. The combination of these two drive types in a single wheel loader ensures maximum efficiency and outstanding fuel savings in multiple applications. Liebherr XPower wheel loaders deliver standard power-split transmission and 30% fuel savings.

Being introducec to the North American market for the first time will be Liebherr’s new R 920 Compact Litronic crawler excavator. The new Liebherr R 920 Compact crawler excavator has an operating weight between 42,000 lb and 47,000 lb. It is powered by a Tier 4 Final/Stage IV engine with 136 HP (100kW) and has a SCR system with urea injection and oxidation catalyst. The particulate filters are optionally available. The R 920 Compact combines the properties of a standard crawler excavator, such as high performance and versatility of a compact machine. With a short tail swing of only 6 in radius, the machine can be operated effectively on construction sites where space is limited. The dimensions of the R 920 Compact ensure unrestricted movement around the jobsite and easy transportation from one site to another.

Liebherr has extended its mobile crane product range with an additional series of rough-terrain cranes in the 90-metric ton and 100-metric ton classes. They feature high performance, safety and comfort. High safety levels in every respect were the main priority for the design of the new Liebherr LRT cranes. Both new crane models feature an outrigger monitoring system as standard. The support status, on tires or outriggers, is detected automatically and saved to the crane controller. The attachment of the ballast to the turntable and the installation of the optional double folding jib, including its angle adjustment, are also recorded and monitored.

The VarioBase variable support base developed by Liebherr as standard on the new LRT cranes makes an important contribution to enhancing safety. VarioBase also provides greater performance and flexibility on-site. Safety is also enhanced by providing greater comfort for the crane operator. For example, the crane cabin is 220mm wider than other standard cabins on the market. It can be tilted backward to provide greater comfort when hoisting loads to great heights. Clear, self-explanatory controls make the crane easy to handle.

The 100-metric ton LRT 1100-2.1 has a 50m telescopic boom with a Telematik telescoping system on which the various telescoping sections can be extended independently with a single cylinder and then pinned to the telescopic section above. The 30,800 lb of counterweights ensure high stability. The lifting capacity of the LRT 1100-2.1 is around 15% higher than that of the 90-metric ton model which features 26,500 lb of counterweights. The LRT 1090-2.1 features a 47m telescopic boom. Its telescoping system consists of a two-stage hydraulic cylinder with a rope extension mechanism.

The Liebherr outdoor booth will be located at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Nevada, at Gold lot G4637. ConExpo will be held on March 7-11, 2017.

January 17, 2016

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