The newest midrange and XPower large wheel loaders from Liebherr were recently on display at the ConExpo-Con/Agg tradeshow in Las Vegas, Nevada. New lift arms, additional horsepower, and a more robust travel drive ensure that the new L 526, L 538, and L 546 midsize loaders have improved performance. Meanwhile, Liebherr’s XPower series of large wheel loaders offer a power-split travel drive in order to ensure improved fuel efficiency and operator comfort.
Enhanced Performance of New Midsize Loaders
With standard bucket capacities between 2.9 and 3.9 cubic yards (2.2 and 3.0 cubic meters), the most recent Liebherr L 526, L 538, and L 546 loaders offer improved performance, as demonstrated by 20% more engine power and more than 20% extra breakout force in the case of the L 526. To accommodate the additional power available, the new lift arms include structural reinforcements on the cross tube and in other places. Moreover, Liebherr improved the electrohydraulic Z-bar kinematics of the trio, which takes advantage of bigger hydraulic cylinders and stronger hydraulic pumps.
Power-Split Travel Drive in XPower Large Wheel Loaders
Large wheel loaders from Liebherr’s XPower series include a power-split travel drive that employs a hydrostatic drive for loader work but changes to a mechanical drive for longer trips and uphill driving. The XPower models showcase performance and reliability with user comfort and fuel economy. High visibility is provided by the cabin’s numerous windows and the hood of the larger Liebherr’s.
The New Loaders Are Equipped with Intelligent Assistance Systems
Liebherr’s midsize and large wheel loaders come equipped with intelligent assistance systems, including an active personnel detection system with braking assistance that automatically applies the brake to avoid an accident when it senses a hazard behind the machine. The company also provides numerous technologies that assist the operator in using the lift arms and attachments, a revamped Skyview 360-degree camera system, a load-weighing mechanism, and other features. Another option offered by the manufacturer also enables steering without a wheel by using a joystick.