Integral tyre pressure monitoring system
Tyres are among the most expensive wearing parts on a wheel loader. Incorrect tyre pressure leads to increased wear and rising fuel consumption, resulting in high costs. Further negative effects are restrictions in handling characteristics such as stability, traction and operating comfort. It is therefore important to counteract deficient tyre pressure quickly and to detect possible tyre damage at an early stage. For this purpose, Liebherr offers a new, integrated tyre pressure monitoring system, which is optionally available for the Liebherr L 550 XPower – L 586 XPower wheel loaders.
With the aid of sensors attached to the tyre valves and protected against damage, the system detects any tyre pressure defects early on and displays them on the display in the operator’s cab. If there are deviations, the operator receives a warning notification on the display. The operator can therefore act at an early stage if there is insufficient pressure or excessive temperatures in order to avoid safety risks and their subsequent high costs. This considerably extends the lifetime of the tyres. In addition, optimum tyre pressure ensures good handling characteristics as well as high stability of the machine.