Liebherr at the RWM 2011 Show
- 11 September 2011
- Company & Industry News
Liebherr-Great Britain Limited is exhibiting once again at RWM (13th-15th September at the Birmingham NEC) on outside Stand Number OA195 and also in Hall 17 on Stand Number 1570. On the exterior display will be three specialist materials handling machines from the company's comprehensive range of equipment, designed and factory built for municipal and commercial waste management, transfer stations, recycling operations and secondary metals handling. In Hall 17, Liebherr will be concentrating on their high quality after-sales product support and, specifically, their successful grab reconditioning service offered to the waste management sector and the automotive standard capabilities of their state-of-the-art paintshop facilities. A long-reach A 904 C Litronic wheeled materials handler will also be displayed
The A 934 C Litronic Industrial Rehandler (Stand OA 195)
A 46 tonnes operating weight wheeled machine, the A 934 C Litronic is powered by a D 934 L turbo-charged and after-cooled Liebherr engine complying with level IIIA / Tier 3 reduced emissions and developing 150kW at 1800RPM. The heavy-duty axles feature front oscillation lock which can be either automatically or operator controlled. Travel speed is infinitely variable and between 2.50 kmh (creep speed) and 18 kmh (road speed), with four hydraulic outriggers provide optimum stability for stationary operations. This machine is a long-reach version and is equipped with an hydraulic swivel for grapple operation, an 8.60 metres straight industrial boom and a 7.50 metres angled industrial stick fitted with a GM65 five-tine grapple. Additional headlights have been installed on both boom and stick Maximum load capacity is 4.90 tonnes at 15 metres radius using outriggers; maximum lift height is 16 metres. Central automatic lubrication is fitted.
For optimum load visibility, the ergonomically designed and air-conditioned operator's cab can be hydraulically elevated to give a line of sight raised to approximately 6.85 metres. The Litronic engine and hydraulics management system provides complete operational data, air-conditioning is standard as is armoured glass, and the fully adjustable seat is heated and equipped with an automatic ventral safety belt. The steering wheel is adjustable and the twin joystick controls are integrated into the seat armrests, providing positive and accurate operation of slew and attachments. The cab is also equipped with a front screen safety grille and a FOPS top guard. For all-round rear space monitoring, the A 934 C Litronic on show is equipped with a rear-view camera and in-cab colour screen.
The R 317 Litronic Industrial Rehandler (Stand OA 195)
The R 317 Litronic Industrial Rehandler is a 22 tonnes class crawler tracked machine, powered by a Deutz TCD2013 LOV4 turbo-charged and aftercooled engine to level III A / Tier 3 with reduced emmissions and rated to 94kW at 1800RPM. The industrial straight boom is 4.6 metres in length with a 3.5 metres industrial stick with tilt kinematics; an hydraulic swivel is fitted for industrial and long-reach attachments. This rehandler is also equipped with a Type SG 25 sorting grapple for direct attachment on to the stick with tipping kinematic. Automatic central lubrication is included.
The resiliently-mounted and air-conditioned cab is a large dimensioned, ergonomic and comfortable work station for the operator, with full instrumentation including Litronic monitor, air-sprung shock-absorbing fully adjustable seat, radio and sound-proofing. Front and top FOPS guards are included and additional front and rear headlights have been fitted. For optimum site and load visibility, the cab on this version of the R 317 Litronic can be hydraulically elevated to give an operator's line of sight of up to 4.5 metres — ideal for stockpiling and loading bulkers or waste processing plants.
The L 5382plus1 PK-HL Waste Handler (Stand OA 195)
The Liebherr L 5382plus1 PK-HL is an articulated, hydrostatic drive wheeled loader in the 12+ tonnes operating weight class and with a tipping load of just over 9 tonnes. Powered by a new generation Liebherr diesel engine type D 934 S AG, developing 105kW, this machine is powerful, agile and responsive. The hydrostatic drive and Stage IIIA / Tier 3 engine combine to produce excellent fuel consumption returns with a corresponding and significant reduction in CO2 emissions.
This L 5382plus1 is specified and factory built for waste handling operations with numerous features for this specific application. Both the axles have limited slip differentials to avoid wheel spin for maximum push, with the added benefit of prolonged tyre life. The loader is equipped with 3000mm parallel high-lift bucket arms, quick-hitch, an Ulrich Hi-Tip bucket, plus a 1778mm fork carrier with pallet forks displayed alongside the machine. Quick-release couplings are included for swift 2-way connection for working attachments.
In a dusty environment, engine protection is paramount and the L 5382plus1 combats dust incursion with a cyclonic pre-cleaner for the engine induction system. The isolated cooling pack is equipped with a fine mesh filter and an automatic reversing fan to maintain cooling efficiency. The operator's cab is typically comfortable, functional and a superb example of the science of ergonomics. Air-conditioned with full instrumentation, it is safety glazed with tinted armoured glass to the front guarded screen, sound-proofed, vibration dampened and with ROPS and FOPS protection. The steering column is fully adjustable and the attachment control is via a multi-directional joystick integrated into the seat armrest.
After Sales Product Support (Hall 17, Stand 1570)
Liebherr-Great Britain Limited has developed a special grab reconditioning service for owners and operators of both clamshell and materials handling 5-tine grabs and is exhibiting this service on their indoor stand. Very soon Liebherr will be in a position to offer an exchange service for the more popular grabs but, if this is not possible, the company also provides the option of a replacement grab on hire at a very competitive rate. Such is their confidence in this service that Liebherr will not charge for grab hire beyond an agreed three-weeks window if the repaired grab is not returned within that time.
This service has proved to be extremely successful, filling a gap in the market for an efficient and money-saving method of giving a grab a second or even third life and avoiding costly downtime. The grab restoration programme is not solely for Liebherr made attachments but encompasses other makes as well, with the unique benefits of this service including fixed price repair and a six month warranty covering both parts and labour. All reconditioning work is carried out at Liebherr's modern workshops by qualified specialist engineers using genuine OEM spare parts.
Also on their indoor stand, Liebherr will be presenting details of its state-of-the-art paintshop, which is staffed by highly professional, trained and experienced personnel and fitted out with the latest vehicle finishing equipment to produce an automotive quality that is the envy of the industry. Whether it is for refurbishment or painting to customers' own specifications, Liebherr's paintshop is capable of providing the highest quality with economy and on-time delivery.
Surface preparation is critical and a separate, fully equipped area of the facility is devoted to this, complete with a dust extraction system. The painting and detailing area includes a chassis pit, paint baking room and the most up to date painting system to produce an outstanding final result.
Such is the capacity of Liebherr's paintshop that vehicles up to massive eight-axle 500 tonnes capacity cranes can be accommodated.
A 904 C Litronic Industrial Rehandler (Hall 17, Stand 1570)
The A 904 C Litronic on Liebherr's indoor stand is a 24 tonnes class wheeled machine and features four hydraulic outriggers for exceptional stability and maximum lifting capacities up to 4.50t at 10.50m radius. The level IIIA / Tier 3 Liebherr engine develops 105kW and is extremely fuel efficient, with reduced emissions. The industrial straight monobloc boom is 5.6m in length and the machine is equipped with a Type SG 25 sorting grapple for direct attachment on to the 4.5m industrial angled stick with tipping kinematic and 360° hydraulic swivel. Also on display is a .65m³ capacity clamshell. Liebherr's own Tool Control system has been included on this industrial rehandler for safe and swift automatic changing of attachments, where the machine's auxiliary hydraulic system can be adjusted at the push of a button to match the characteristics of the appropriate tool. Hydraulic pressure data and oil quantities can be stored for up to 10 hydraulically operated tools, making it unnecessary to reprogramme the hydraulic parameters for different attachments and with the selected tool displayed in text format on the screen.
The 8-wheeled undercarriage is fitted with Gumasol 10.00-20/SP20 (MH4) twin tyres with intermediate rings and a Liebherr central lubrication system for both the undercarriage and attachment is included.
The air-conditioned cab is hydraulically elevating, giving the operator an ideal raised line-of-sight of 5.16m for maximum operating safety and accuracy. The luxurious yet functional cab is air-conditioned with air-suspended seat, radio set, full instrumentation and Litronic engine and hydraulics management system, with associated monitor for real-time read-out of machine performance and condition. Additional operational safety equipment includes a front windscreen guard, a FOPS top guard, a rear-view camera with in-cab colour monitor, acoustic back-up warning system, extra front and rear headlights and amber beacon.