Liebherr has revealed that it will launch its largest stereo-steered loader at the upcoming Elmia Wood forestry trade show in Sweden.
Germany-headed crane and lifting equipment manufacturer, Liebherr Group has revealed that it hold the “world premiere” of its new loader at the upcoming Elmia Wood international forestry trade show that takes place at the beginning of next month in Jököping, Sweden.
The 518 wheeled loader is according to Liebherr, the largest so far with stereo steering. Stereo steering already exists on some of Liebherr’s smaller loaders. The combination of articulated steering plus a steerable rear axle gives a more flexible machine with a tighter turning radius.
– Stereo means articulated steering combined with a steerable rear axle. There is also a lower risk that the centre of gravity ends up too far out during lifting. This means the machine can lift more, explained Jörg Miethke, CEO of Liebherr Sweden.
In addition, the updated and 2017 Red Dot Award winning L 580 LogHandler XPower loader will be presented for the first time in Sweden. It is designed for timber handling and has a newly developed driveline that combines hydrostatic drive and conventional forward drive. By using the method best suited to each situation it is, says Liebherr, possible to reduce fuel consumption by 30 percent.
The third innovation from Liebherr is a new version of the LH 35 M Timber Litronic, a self-propelled crane for timber handling. The chassis is new and it is now possible to attach a log trailer, which enables the machine to handle and transport timber by itself without the help of a truck.