Solvalla, Stockholm (Sweden), 2 June 2022 – Liebherr is exhibiting numerous earthmoving and material handling machines for a wide range of applications at the Svenska Maskinmässan fair. With the L 508 Compact, the L 556 XPower®, the L 586 XPower® and the L 509 Tele, Liebherr is exhibiting four of its wheel loader models.
Also on display are two representatives of the Liebherr compact wheeled excavators, the A 913 Compact and A 916 Compact, along with a number of Generation 8 crawler excavators. Furthermore, the TA 230 Litronic articulated dump truck is presented to the Swedish trade audience. Besides that, Liebherr is presenting two material handling machines for various operations in the field of recycling and waste management, the LH 18 M Industry Litronic and the LH 26 M Industry E. A telescopic handler and a dozer round off the range at the show.
Four wheel loaders at the Liebherr booth and trade fair premiere of model L 508 Compact
At Svenska Maskinmässan, Liebherr is presenting four wheel loaders with operating weights between 5,700 kg and 32,600 kg. The L 508 Compact, making its trade fair premiere, is the largest model in the new Liebherr compact loader series introduced this year. The most important innovations include the redesigned operator’s cab, which provides the operator with excellent visibility thanks to its generous use of glass.
The optimised visibility of the lift arms also ensures an unobstructed view of the working attachment and therefore maximum safety. For the first time ever, the L 506 and L 508 models are now available as speeder variants. In this version, they can reach a top speed of 30 km/h. In addition, Liebherr expands the compact loader series with the new L 504 model.
In addition, Liebherr is showing two models from its large wheel loader series, the L 556 XPower® and the L 586 XPower®. Liebherr fits a power-split driveline as standard for these wheel loaders. It combines hydrostatic drive, which is ideal for material uptake and travelling over short distances, with mechanical drive, the advantages of which come to the fore over long distances and when driving on gradients.
The combination of these two drive types in a single wheel loader ensures maximum efficiency and outstanding fuel savings in every application. To further enhance performance, Liebherr has recently reinforced the lift arms and overhauled the working hydraulics of the L 556 XPower®. Innovations also include increased tip load, breakout force and engine power.
For its mid-sized and large wheel loaders, Liebherr offers various intelligent assistance systems to increase safety and comfort. An example is the active personnel detection with brake assistant. This optional assistance system, which is installed at the rear of the wheel loader, warns the machine operator visually on the display and with acoustic signals of dangers in the rear area of the wheel loader.
In order to provide a specific warning of imminent injury to persons, the assistance system independently distinguishes between humans and objects using smart sensors. As soon as the active personnel detection emits a warning signal, the brake assistant automatically reduces the speed of the wheel loader to a standstill in order to avoid a potential accident.
Front area monitoring is another assistance system for wheel loaders. It is useful especially in industrial applications where wheel loaders often work with large attachments, high-dump buckets for example, for handling lighter goods such as wood chips, paper or waste. These large attachments inevitably obstruct the driver’s field of vision.
Hence, Liebherr offers a roof camera for front area monitoring to provide the operator with a view of the bucket in front of the machine from a significantly elevated perspective and transmits the image in the operator’s cab. Front area monitoring is therefore used for seeing people or objects hidden by the attachment, which increases safety when accelerating, driving forward and loading with large buckets.
To complete the wheel loader line up, Liebherr is exhibiting the L 509 Tele telescopic wheel loader. This multifunctional machine combines the lift height and reach of a regular telescopic loader with the productive material handling capacity of a classic wheel loader. Instead of classic wheel loader lift arms, the L 509 Tele has an extendable telescopic lift arm which can lift to a height of 4.8 m with a fork attachment.
Two representatives of the Liebherr compact wheeled excavator range
Liebherr compact wheeled excavators are the perfect helpers on construction sites where space is restricted, for example in inner cities, in road construction or in classic earthmoving work. At the Svenska Maskinmässan, Liebherr is presenting two representatives: the A 913 Compact Litronic and the A 916 Compact Litronic, which are shown live in action on the demonstration area.
The A 913 Compact has an operating weight between 13,900 and 16,000 kg and meets the requirements of emission level V. The 95 kW / 129 hp engine gives the machine excellent working and road performance with high fuel efficiency at the same time. With the A 913 Compact, Liebherr has developed a machine with both high lift capacity and enormous manoeuvrability and flexibility.
The compact wheeled excavator is equipped with an extremely flexible undercarriage with all-wheel steering and crab mode. With the all-wheel steering, the steering movements of the front and rear axles act in opposite directions so that only a very small radius is needed when turning. In crab mode the steering movements of the front and rear axles act in the same direction. This allows the machine to be moved sideways without the uppercarriage turning.
The A 916 Compact is one of the larger models in the Liebherr compact wheeled excavator range. Its operating weight is between 16,000 and 18,300 kg and it meets the requirements of emission level V. The machine concept of the A 916 Compact doesn’t only impress with respect to performance; it also offers maximum flexibility.
Its engine delivers a high output of 110 kW / 150 hp and thus fast acceleration, high terminal speeds and maximum handling volume. Fast and flowing working movements are possible thanks to the optimally tuned hydraulic system. The tight tail swing radius of just 1.80 m makes the machine ideal for extended operations, even in the confined space of construction site work.