Liebherr will display more than 20 pieces of equipment for multiple industries and job applications. The Liebherr booth covers 50,000 sq ft (4,600 sq metres) and provides room for three hydraulic excavators, three wheel loaders, three crawler loaders and tractors, one deep foundation machine, two material handlers, two tower cranes, six mobile and crawler cranes as well as one concrete pump. Of particular note is a new excavator and a dozer making its US debut.
The new R 956 standard hydraulic excavator weighs approximately 122,100 lb (55,400 kg) and replaces the previous R 954 model.
The R 956 is equipped with a Liebherr 6-cylinder diesel engine with common rail fuel injection. Among the features enabling this engine to comply with Tier 4i / stage IIIB exhaust emission standards are an external exhaust gas recirculation system and a diesel particulate filter with active regeneration.
The steelwork for the new R 956’s uppercarriage has been optimized for extended service life. A wide variety of undercarriages are available to suit any application. The LC is the typical under-carriage for earthmoving applications, two ‘heavy-duty’-undercarriages HD and S-HD are also available for quarry applications.