Liebherr launched a new wheel loader

Liebherr launched a new wheel loader

The company exhibited the new machine at World of Asphalt.

For the first time, the construction equipment division of Liebherr USA Co., Virginia, exhibited its new wheel loader at World of Asphalt Feb. 12-14.

Liebherr says the L 566 XPower wheel loader features a 5.5-square-yard re-handling bucket, an operating weight of 52,690 lbs. and an articulated tipping load of 35,055 lbs.

The Liebherr-XPower driveline has a power-split transmission, which unites hydrostatic and mechanical drive ways. The interaction between these two distinct drives iscontinuously adjusted automatically to the given application. Therefore, Liebherr says XPower offers the optimal level of efficiency during material loading and transport, as well as maximum acceleration and performance along all loading cycles, including long routes. All components are also ideally adapted to each other, Liebherr says.

The Liebherr-XPower driveline increases working efficiency, Liebherr says. Quick-working cycles, high tipping loads and high machine uptime are designed to increase handling capacity and productivity. The driveline brakes automatically. The service brake acts as a support and therefore is subject to less wear.

Wheel turn on the L 566 wheel loader is prevented through nonstop tractive exertion control of the XPower driveline, Liebherr says, combined with automatic self-locking differentials. Productivity is increased and tire wear is reduced by up to 25 percent, the company adds.

The L 566 XPower likewise features an engine that is protected and simple to access, alongside SCR-just technology used on the Liebherr Tier 4 F 6-cylinder engine. Daily checkpoints and critical maintenance points on the loader can be reached quickly and effectively, providing faster turnarounds and higher uptimes, Liebherr says.

The cab is ergonomically designed to the operator’s day-to-day requirements, with user-friendly control instruments and a roomy space to keep operators safe and comfortable. All operation-relevant data can be viewed quickly and efficiently, Liebherr says.