Specialist Crawler Loaders for Landfill Applications
- 29 May 2008
- Company & Industry News
Renowned for designing and building specialist equipment for numerous materials handling applications, Liebherr is arguably the UK market leader in crawler loaders for landfill tasks. The latest Generation IV fully hydrostatic tracked loading shovels includes two models in the range which are specifically engineered and factory-built for all the requirements of landfill work - the LR 624 Litronic and the LR 634 Litronic. A number of specific landfill features have been designed into the machines and the latest engine technology is employed to ensure reliability, performance, fuel economy and reduced noise and exhaust emissions.
Liebherr's well proven and highly developed hydrostatic drive system remains at the heart of the crawler loader range, which now also includes the well-proven high-technology Litronic engine and hydraulics management system to ensure optimum output and efficiency at all times, as well as fulfilling a diagnostic role for maintenance and workover.
One of the most versatile machine ranges employed on landfill, Liebherr hydrostatic crawler loaders are capable of a wide variety of tasks, including:- loading and carrying, sorting and condensing garbage, bulldozing and grading. Additionally, these machines also come into their own for spreading landfill cover or on general earthmoving duties when new cells have to be created.
Standard landfill specification includes all the necessary features required to protect the machine and operator - even on the most arduous of sites. These features include lift cylinder covers, external air supply alternator, exhaust manifold isolation, radiator guard, engine air pre-cleaner with automatic dust ejection, cooling system reversible fan, final drive protection rings and fine perforated plates to the engine housing. Optional extras are available such as rear striker bar, fuel tank guard, track shoes with trapezoidal holes, tilt cylinder guard. Rear-view CCTV systems can be installed, as can an automatic central lubrication system.
For the operator, the spacious cab on Liebherr crawler loaders is a comfortable, functional and safe work station for optimum performance and minimum fatigue, is glazed with tinted armoured glass and is fully ROPS and FOPS protected. Employing the science of ergonomics, the cab is lightly pressurized to prevent dust and odour incursion and is fully air-conditioned. A fully adjustable seat, with ventral safety belt, includes twin joystick controls integrated into the armrests - one for travel speed and direction, the other for attachment movements; Liebherr also offers an option of steering pedals via V-pattern travel control. There is even a lockable storage space under the armrest, a cup holder, coat hook and a 12v electric coolbox.
Front end attachments include standard, multi-purpose, waste and clamshell buckets with appropriate bolt-on or flush-mounted weld adaptors for teeth and cutting edges suited to the purpose. A rear-mounted rigid drawbar or three-shank ripper can also be fitted and the latter is particularly useful for loosening overburden.
MODEL: LR 624 Litronic LR 634 Litronic
OPERATING WEIGHT: 16.89-18.55 Tonnes 20.75-22.70 Tonnes
ENGINE OUTPUT: 105kW (143HP) 135kW (184HP)
BUCKET CAPACITIES: 1.50-1.80m³ 1.90-2.40m³
For further information, please contact:
Liebherr-Great Britain Limited