Page 60 - Hub-4 Magazine Issue 67
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  Bulk Handling
Liebherr introduces
performance increase to L
550 and L 556 XPower®
wheel loaders
• Heavy-dutyindustrialoperationsakeycompetenceofbothwheelloaders
• Increasedengine,workinghydraulicsandequipmentperformance
• Fourliftarmversionsavailable-z-barkinematicsstandardandhighliftaswell as industrial kinematics standard and high lift
• QuickcouplerwithoptimisedvisibilityandLIKUFIXnowavailable
In the five years since their debut, Liebherr’s XPower® large wheel loaders have established themselves as forerunners in terms of fuel efficiency and stability. Liebherr is now updating two models in the series - the L 550 XPower® and L 556 XPower®. To further boost performance, Liebherr has reinforced the lift arms and overhauled the working hydraulics. Innovations also include increased tip load, breakout force and engine power. The two performance- optimised models are now available to order from all Liebherr sales partners.
The L 550 XPower® wheel loader is often used in industrial operations, including metal recycling.
The Liebherr L 550 XPower® and L 556 XPower® wheel loaders are used primarily in industrial operations such as in waste disposal. Paper handling, bulky metal scrap and refuse slag pose a particular challenge to a machine fleet. "We remain in close contact with our customers and understand the tough conditions at landfill sites and recycling centres. With this in mind, we have purposefully invested in the performance and versatility of our two wheel loaders as part of our model updates", explains Mark Walcher, product manager at Liebherr-Werk Bischofshofen GmbH.
Increased performance - a more powerful engine and improved working hydraulics
Both the L 550 XPower® and L 556 XPower® wheel loaders are equipped with the power-split travel drive, installed as standard in all Liebherr XPower® wheel loaders. By increasing
An L 556 XPower® with industrial kinematics and high dump bucket loading soil and substrate.
the engine power on both models, the travel drive is even more powerful with consistently low consumption, such as when accelerating or penetrating into material - and it’s no different when the wheel loaders are equipped with heavy protective devices or solid rubber tyres for industrial operations.
An increase in performance in the working hydraulics has enabled dynamic lift and tip functions, irrespective of the size or weight of the working
tool. Structural modifications to the lift arms have paved the way for higher breakout, holding and retrieval forces than before. As a result, operators
are now able to efficiently manipulate challenging materials such as scrap metal, paper, compost and logs, particularly in the upper lifting range.
Four lift arm versions available according to operations
For the L 550 and L 556 XPower® wheel loaders, Liebherr offers four lift arm versions in the form of z-bar kinematics and industrial kinematics both
in standard and high lift configurations. Customers can choose which of the four
versions best meets their requirements at the
time of ordering. Liebherr has overhauled all
four versions of the lift arms as part of the model update, as well as reinforcing the steel construction.
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