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Liebherr at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020

Crawler Concrete Pump 110 D-K

The new Liebherr crawler concrete pump is particularly suited for applications in which pumping of the concrete is constantly being relocated around the building site. Maneuvering and operation of the crawler track-mounted concrete pump is affected via remote control. 

Liebherr Crawler Concrete Pump 110 D-K

A typical application for crawler concrete pumps is the supply of concrete to drilling equipment for bored piling foundations. Deep holes are drilled into the ground and then filled with concrete following extraction of the drill. Crawler concrete pumps are employed alongside the drilling equipment at the various operation points, whereby the concrete hose remains permanently connected to the drilling equipment.

LB 45 Drilling Rig

The name of the brand new LB 45 derives from the torque of 331,903-pound force per foot. That is an increase of approximately 10 percent in comparison to the already high performance of the LB 36. Both the counterweight and the leader are modularly constructed. This enables quick and easy assembly and flexible application. 

Liebherr LB 45 Drilling Rig

The leader top is designed for different drilling axes and is suitable for all applications. Through the enhancement of the drilling axes by 19.7 inch, the LB 45 can be applied for drilling diameters up to a maximum of 10.9 feet. At the same time, the maximum drilling depth for Kelly drilling with 5-fold Kelly bar has been increased to 328 feet and so significantly improved. The strong winches with a maximum pull force of 92,594 pounds enable highest performance even under the most difficult conditions. Furthermore, the noise emission is considerably reduced thanks to their elastic mounting.

LRB 355.1 Drilling Rig

The overall design of the LRB 355.1 puts special attention on the handling of the machine – both on and off the jobsite. For transportation, the crawlers can now be removed from both types of undercarriage. This reduces the maximum transport weight by about 30,865 pounds. To minimize the transport length, the leader can be folded. For the longer leader version with 88.6 feet, this saves 23 feet. A further advantage is that the machine can be transported with a mounted leader, sledge and ropes. Thus, the piling and drilling rig can be mobilized even more quickly on the jobsite. 

Liebherr LRB 355.1 Drilliing Rig

The core of the piling and drilling rig is a new 1,005 hp Liebherr diesel engine that complies with the NRMM exhaust certification Tier 4, Stage V. The new BAT 450.1 with a torque of 331,903-pound force per foot serves as rotary drive and has automatic torque regulation, continuous speed optimization and four electronically adjustable speed ranges.

Generation 8 Series Excavators

The Generation 8 series, now in production at Liebherr-France SAS in Colmar, is made up of seven models ranging from 24 to 50 tons: R 922, R 924, R 926, R 930, R 934, R 938 and R 945. The generation 8 is characterized by a new design which was first presented at Bauma in 2019. The team of developers from Colmar completely revised the basic excavator concept to further increase comfort, safety and performance, and to achieve even better operational ergonomics. 

The R 926 was on display at CONEXPO, along with the R 930, is based on a specific platform developed by Liebherr. The R 926 and the R 930 have an operating weight between 28 to 34 tons and achieve a power of 204 hp and 245 hp respectively. The backhoe bucket capacities vary from 1.15 m3 to 1.75 m3 on the R 926 and between 1.25 m3 and 2,15 m3 on the R 930. The R 926 and R 930 models are available in stage V and Tier 4f.

Liebherr R 938 Crawler Excavator

The R 938 together with the R 934 is based on a specific platform developed by Liebherr-France SAS. The R 934 and the R 938 have an operating weight of 35 and 38 tons, and achieve a power of 272 hp and 299 hp. The backhoe bucket capacities vary from 1 m3 to 2.5 m3 on the R 934 and between 1 m3 and 3 m3 on the R 938. The R 934 and R 938 models are available with the relevant engines in countries where emission standards regulation is extremely stringent or less stringent, or in countries where such regulation does not exist at all. 

In combination with the engine that meets Tier 4f emission standards, the R 934 is positioned between the R 936 (launched in 2015) and the new R 938. The R 938 in turn, replaces the R 946. With regard to the engines that meet Stage IIIA emission standards and the engines for unregulated markets, the new position of the R 934 is now between the R 934 C and the R 938. The R 938 succeeds the R 944 C.

Generation 8 Crawler Dozers

The new PR 736 G8 is powered by a newly developed Liebherr diesel engine belonging to the EVO series (217 bhp). It meets emission level 4f, its exhaust gases being cleaned by a combination between a DOC (diesel oxidation catalyst) and a SCR filter (selective catalytic reduction and particle filter). Alternatively, customers in lower regulated markets have additional engine versions and equipment levels to choose from. The machines’ operating weight is up to 56,218 pounds. Various blade versions (straight, semi-U and 6 way) are available to cover a large application range. Blade) capacities range from 5.36 to 7.27 cubic yards. Many rear equipment options are also offered.

Liebherr PR 736 G8 Crawler Dozer

The new assistance systems on the generation 8 crawler dozers offer three assistance levels: “Free Grade” or active blade stabilization during fine grading, “Definition Grade” for automatic blade positioning when creating 2D grades and “3D Grade” as an optional GPS machine control system to model complex terrain shapes – among others, with the standard roof-mounted GPS/GNSS antennas. Liebherr Active Sensor Control to stabilize all blade axis is on board as standard. Two independents, permanently mounted integrated sensor circuits (gyroscopic and inertia sensors) allow for particularly high grading speeds and perfectly fine grading at all times.

Wheel Loaders

The largest Liebherr wheel loader, the L 586 XPower, which weighs 71,870 pounds, can also be seen at the exhibition stand. Liebherr installs a power-split travel drive as standard in all large XPower wheel loaders. It combines the hydrostatic drive, which is ideal for short loading cycles with the mechanical drive, the benefits of which come into effect over long distances and up hills. Thus, the power-split XPower drive ensures massive fuel savings and high performance, regardless of the use profile. 

The L 538 represents the Liebherr medium-size wheel loader range at the exhibition stand. It is equipped with parallel kinematics for high holding forces in the upper lift arms area. This industrial design is suitable for working with heavy attachments, such as with high dump buckets when recycling. For customers from countries in Central and South America, Liebherr is showing the L 550 wheel loader. It is representative of the separate wheel loader series for less emission-regulated markets.

Liebherr L 586 Wheel Loader

The new joystick steering for the L 526 to L 586 XPower wheel loaders is an innovative steering system which is an option available to customers. It allows the machine operator to steer comfortably with one hand.

For more information visit www.liebherr.com

This material appeared in the May 2020 issues of the ACP Magazines:

California Builder & Engineer, Construction, Construction Digest, Construction News, Constructioneer, Dixie Contractor, Michigan Contractor & Builder, Midwest Contractor, New England Construction, Pacific Builder & Engineer, Rocky Mountain Construction, Texas Contractor, Western Builder

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas introduced new and enhanced models, A Series models exclusively powered by Cummins Performance Series engines, and the integration of new services under the Hyundai Intelligence Care brand. Hyundai also is highlighted two prototypes of electric-powered compact excavators, and the demonstration of a remote-controlled wheel loader for use in hazardous applications. The company is displayed a full range of wheel loaders and excavators. 

The Hyundai HL930A wheel loader, HX210A crawler excavator, HX85A compact excavator, and HW250MH wheeled material handler make their first public appearances at CONEXPO-CON/AGG, along with the HL975CVT, a new version of the HL975 wheel loader with a continuously variable transmission. 

Hyundai Intelligence Care

Hyundai also featured an expanded variety of Hyundai Intelligence Care technologies, including a new Hyundai HiASSIST (Hyundai Intelligence) option for HX series excavators that integrates a Trimble machine-control system into the Hyundai control/monitor cluster, enabling remote setting of dig-site parameters to achieve more accurate digs, among several benefits. 

Another new service, Hyundai HiCARE, establishes a support platform that facilitates dealer service organizations to provide remote support to their customers. 

Electric-Powered Compact Excavators

Hyundai showed a prototype of the R18E, a Hyundai-electric-powered compact excavator and a prototype of the Cummins-electric-powered Hyundai R35E compact excavator which offers a variety of benefits, including no carbon emissions and quiet operations.

The prototype Hyundai R18E is a two-ton-class machine designed for use both indoors and in urban settings. Offering power and productivity equivalent to the diesel-powered Hyundai R17Z-9A compact excavator, the R18E is 60 percent more energy efficient. The Hyundai-developed excavator uses a Li-ION Battery (LFP type), generating a power capacity of 19.6 hp. Its battery charger is rated at 4 hp, with a free voltage range of 100 to 230 volts AC.

The R35E excavator prototype, which is powered by Cummins BM4.4E flexible battery modules (5.9 hp), is designed to support a full work shift and charge in less than three hours. The machine eliminates all gaseous emissions and substantially reduces noise, making it ideal for use in urban and suburban construction. 

The excavator contains eight BM4.4E modules connected in a series configuration to provide a total energy of 47 hp. Mounted near the base of the excavator, the Cummins-designed and -built battery modules use lithium-ion technology to achieve a higher energy density and proprietary control technology to maintain the battery state-of-charge for a longer zero emission range. The modular design also allows for scalability to other applications and duty cycles. 

A Series

As the result of a collaboration between Hyundai and Cummins, Hyundai introduces several A Series wheel loader and excavator models that feature Cummins Performance Series engines, which achieve compliance with the international Stage 5 emissions control standard. 

The Cummins Performance Series engines, combined with the engineering and product design expertise of Hyundai, will enable customers to achieve substantial performance gains from a smaller, lighter power package. Customers will experience more than a 10 percent increase in power and a nearly 20 percent increase in torque compared to previous engines, all while using less fuel.

The new Hyundai HX210A features similar general specifications to those found in the HX220L model, but with standard features and pricing designed to appeal to rental houses and dealers with high volumes of rental business. 

A Hyundai HL960A wheel loader – an A Series upgrade of the HL960 model – demonstrates a prototype remote-control system, enabling the machine to be operated from any appropriately technology-enabled remote site. Hyundai expects the remote-control wheel loader to find use in severe or hazardous-duty applications, where a human operator could be exposed to danger.

Visit www.hceamericas.com for more information

This material appeared in the May 2020 issues of the ACP Magazines:

California Builder & Engineer, Construction, Construction Digest, Construction News, Constructioneer, Dixie Contractor, Michigan Contractor & Builder, Midwest Contractor, New England Construction, Pacific Builder & Engineer, Rocky Mountain Construction, Texas Contractor, Western Builder

CASE Wins 2019 Good Design Award for Methane-Powered Wheel Loader Concept, ProjectTETRA

CASE Construction Equipment has received the prestigious Good Design® Award for its methane-powered wheel loader concept from the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.

CASE Construction Equipment received the prestigious Good Design® Award for ProjectTETRA, the methane-powered wheel loader concept that provides an insight into a sustainable, connected and technologically advanced future of construction.

The Good Design® program is the oldest design awards program, organized by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design in cooperation with The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, and recognizes the best designed products across the globe for sustainability, superior design and unparalleled function. The jury of the 69th Good Design program, composed of renowned international specialists with broad design experience, selected this year’s winners following the original program’s criteria, which include the innovation, functional and ecological impact of each winning product. As a winner of the award, ProjectTETRA will be featured in the Good Design Yearbook for 2019-2020 and can be viewed at the Museum’s website at https://www.good-designawards.com/.

The CASE wheel loader concept, jointly developed by the CASE engineering and CNH Industrial international design teams, reimagines wheel loader design. It demonstrates the viability of alternative fuels in construction equipment and the feasibility of using fuel generated from waste products and renewable sources. It is powered by a proven methane engine, produced by sister brand FPT Industrial, that delivers the same performance as its diesel equivalent. The innovative design includes cutting-edge styling and an advanced operator environment that makes extensive use of touchscreen and voice control technologies. The concept also offers innovative safety features that use biometric technologies and an obstacle detection system derived from CNH Industrial’s autonomous vehicle research and development program.

The CASE methane-powered wheel loader concept has been tested in real-world construction environments, demonstrating its feasibility and proving its business case in terms of sustainability, reduced overall Total Cost of Ownership and operational viability.

For further information on the CASE methane-powered wheel loader concept – ProjectTETRA, 

SANY Capital USA Names LEAF as Financing Partner

Partnership to simplify equipment acquisition, support increased dealer sales

LEAF Commercial Capital, Inc. (LEAF), a leading provider of equipment financing and growth capital and a subsidiary of People’s United Bank, N.A., today announced that SANY Capital USA, Inc. has chosen LEAF as its financing partner.

SANY Capital USA, Inc. is the finance unit of SANY America, Inc., a Peachtree City, Ga.-based leader in manufacturing, selling and supporting construction and material handling equipment. With this partnership, SANY will simplify the equipment acquisition process and support increased sales.

“SANY’s selection of LEAF was in large part due to the way our award-winning technology platform and professional marketing capabilities complement our leading equipment finance offering,” said Joe Banister, LEAF Vice President of Business Development and Program Management. “As SANY’s financing partner, we look forward to working closely with its dealer network to streamline sales and support the outstanding reputation SANY has built in the marketplace.”

“We’re excited to make LEAF’s customizable, affordable financing options available through SANY Capital,” said Dean Waters, President of SANY Capital USA, Inc. “Leveraging LEAF’s expertise, technology, and programs, we look forward to helping our valued dealers further strengthen customer relationships, capture market share, and grow their businesses.”

About LEAF Commercial Capital, Inc.

LEAF Commercial Capital, Inc. (“LEAF”), is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with offices in Moberly, Missouri; Orange, California; Baltimore, Maryland; and Dallas, Texas. From the office to the factory floor to the server room, wherever customers need equipment, software, and services, we make it affordable. Trusted by nearly 250,000 companies of all sizes across the U.S., LEAF Commercial Capital, Inc., backed by the strength of People’s United Bank, offers customized financing that helps our customers solve real problems. When businesses need financing or need to offer financing, they achieve more with LEAF. Learn more at www.leafnow.com.

About SANY

SANY manufactures, sells and supports construction and material handling equipment, including excavators, wheel loaders, heavy forklift trucks, container reach stackers and empty container handlers. The company handles SANY brand equipment sales and support in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Central America. SANY’s U.S. headquarters in Peachtree City, Ga., includes 340,000 square feet of manufacturing space and 60,000 square feet of office space. Excavators are assembled at the facility, which has the capacity to produce more than 2,000 units per year. In addition to assembly, the Peachtree City facility performs machine testing, touch up painting, plus machine and parts distribution. In 2018, SANY reported sales of $8.3 billion worth of equipment. For more information visit www.sanyamerica.com.

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