Liebherr America is making a $58 million investment in the expansion of its mining equipment manufacturing operations. Shown is a partially assembled 400-metric-ton T 284 haul truck.
Mining trucks are partially assembled at the Liebherr plant for QA testing, then shipped out in modules on up to nine truckloads and fully assembled at the mine location. The frame alone on this T 284 weighs about 160,000 lbs.
To minimize its dependence upon outside suppliers, Liebherr manufactures the majority of its own components, including engines and drive motors.
Liebherr America maintains a large demonstration area adjacent to its Newport News, VA, manufacturing facilities. It allows customers and dealers visiting the site to see equipment in action and put it through its paces.
Liebherr is seeking customer and dealer feedback on the new TA 230 articulated dump truck prior to its launch in in 2015. This feedback will then be used to make adjustments specific to the needs of the North American market.
The PR 734 XL dozer has a hydrostatic drivetrain, meaning no gear shifting is required. Machine speed, power and torque are powered by hydraulic pumps and motors.
The 566 Tier 4 Interim wheel loader features a fully hydrostatic drivetrain that allows the engine to be placed at the rear of the machine for use as additional counterweight.
The new industrial linkage on the 566 Tier 4 Interim wheel loader provides full breakout force, parallel lift and added rollback force.
To enhance productivity and efficiency, Liebherr offers optional Trimble grade control kits for its excavators and dozers.
Trimble GPS-based control is available pre-wired from the factory on Liebherr crawler dozers.
On machines equipped with the Trimble GCS900 GPS-based grade control system, operators view their progress to grade via an onboard monitor. This information can also be viewed in real-time back at the office.
Members of the trade press were given a chance to operate the equipment, including this new Liebherr R 936 excavator.
Construction-industry editors had the chance to tour Liebherr America's Newport News, Va., mining truck operations, hear from product experts on features of recently introduced models and get some hands-on time with the machines at the company's extensive demo area.
The company is seeking customer and dealer feedback on its new TA 230 articulated dump truck prior to its launch in in 2015. The TA 230 ADT is in production in Europe, and Liebherr says it will use North American feedback to engineer specific features to satisfy the needs of the North American market.