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The first of the generation 8 series of Liebherr crawler excavators is now available
Since the beginning of 2019, Liebherr has launched seven crawler excavator models that make up its generation 8 series.
Now in production at Liebherr-France SAS in Colmar and available worldwide, the full range of generation 8 crawler excavators includes the R 922, R 924, R 926, R 930, R 934, R 938 and R 945. With the exception of the brand-new mid- weight R 930 that was developed with earthmoving works in mind, the models in the series, which range from 22 to 45 tonnes, replace earlier models and offer greater mechanical power and other enhancements compared to their predecessors.
Greater power with lower consumption
Liebherr has significantly increased digging forces and improved tractive forces, resulting from the upper carriage’s swing torque, thereby enabling the generation 8 crawler excavators to achieve a much higher level of performance on construction sites. At the same time, the new equipment concept devised for this latest generation of excavators offers increased bucket capacity and optimises the load curve and inertia of the swivelling drive in order to reduce fuel consumption.
Comfort and safety maximised
Operators of Liebherr’s generation 8 crawler excavators benefit from an ultra-spacious, temperature-controlled cab. Pneumatic seats with vertical and longitudinal suspension and a high resolution, user-friendly seven-inch touch screen make work particularly convenient.
The cab’s windscreen, which along with the right-hand window is made of tinted laminated glass, can be fully lowered. An unobstructed panoramic view and monitoring cameras at the rear and sides maximise safety and the foldaway console makes cab access safe and easy.
The upper carriage is now accessed from the front of the machine via a secured platform that is fitted with handrails to ensure three points of contact. The entire area is fitted with non-slip studs.
The certified ROPS cab structure provides robust protection with the rear window serving as an emergency exit on all configuration versions of the excavator.
LED technology has completely replaced the halogen headlights, increasing operating life and reducing electricity consumption whilst dramatically improving illumination of the working area.
First off the production line...
is the R 922, which will be closely followed by the rest of the series. This redesigned machine boasts a heavier counterweight, greater traction force and a higher swing torque than its predecessor. Highly competitive in terms of reach, lifting duties, digging depth and fuel tank capacity, the R 922 has enviable breakout and digging forces with arguably the largest bucket in its class. Winner of an iF Design Award 2019 in the product category, the R 922 is now in stock. May/June 2019 - Issue 56
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