Special lift arm and optimised timber grabs for increased productivity
The special lift arm of the L 580 LogHandler XPower® offers a maximum reach of almost four metres, which means that tree trunks can be stacked over a large working area, allowing operators to use their storage facilities more efficiently. Liebherr has developed the Smooth Speed Reduction system (SSR system) for extra sensitive load handling. This intelligent control system offers safe operation and high levels of driving comfort as vibrations in the cab are significantly reduced. It prevents impacts and jerky movements and provides the working hydraulics with gentle damping. The special hydraulic impact damper system also ensures smooth travel by operating transversely to the direction of travel thereby providing permanent vibration damping.
Thanks to the range of timber grab variants and sizes, operators can configure the L 580 LogHandler XPower® to meet their specific needs. In the standard version, the grab holds 3.6 m² of logs. Liebherr uses a tried-and-tested grab concept from the field of material handling technology. For instance, the grabs feature a slewing ring instead of a pin suspension, making them even more robust. A fine-link chain on the grab secures the tree trunks during transportation.
Depending on the area of application, customers can choose between a combi-grab and a heart-shaped grab. The combi-grab is a real all-rounder and is suitable for all fields of activity. The heart-shaped grab really comes into its own when loading and unloading containers and loading boxes. Its heart shape means it can safely and efficiently reach into containers or loading boxes without damaging them in any way. Both grabs are available on customer request. They can both be rotated 360o, giving them the flexibility for machine operators to be able to grab tree trunks from all angles. This is of particular benefit when operating in cramped conditions. Additional options, such as special rollers on the grabs, protect the ground in the area of application.
Safe and sturdy solutions all over the machine
The L 580 LogHandler XPower® has special ballast at the rear, giving high levels of stability and eliminating the need to fill the larger width special tyres with water. Liebherr has also reinforced other core machine components such as the axles, the special lift arm and the hydraulic cylinders. Liebherr continues to develop and produce these and other core components itself or in cooperation with premium manufacturers to ensure that the components used are of a consistently high quality.
To protect the machine, a hydraulically-adjustable log pusher with additional deflector plates is available for the L 580 LogHandler XPower® on customer request. The log pusher pushes logs located in front of the machine closer to each other, enabling the machine operator to grab more logs during a single operation. The deflector plates on the side of the log pusher primarily serve to protect the tyres during this process.
The L 580 LogHandler XPower® has a sophisticated lighting concept. To ensure ample lighting of the work area, the machine is fitted with up to 17 LED headlights, depending on the configuration. This provides ideal visibility and increases safety in the vicinity of the machine, even in the dark. The lamp brackets are made of steel and are protected behind a grille.
The operator's cab: a workplace without compromise
A wide step ensures safe access to the operator's cab and the cab door can be opened easily from the ground. The soundproofed cab with ROPS / FOPS protective structure provides a safe and comfortable working environment. The generous glass surfaces of the cab and an angled windscreen ensure outstanding visibility and an unobstructed view of the working equipment. The protective grid for the windscreen, which is fitted to the lift arm, does not restrict visibility.
The rear-view camera comes as standard and is integrated into the touchscreen display. Liebherr also offers optional grab monitoring with a camera and an additional display. The controls are positioned within easy reach and clearly arranged. All hydraulic functions are combined on the Liebherr operating lever that moves along with the driver's seat and all buttons can be reached with the right hand. The new electro-hydraulic system allows for automatic positioning of the lift arm in the transport position, which ensures quicker and more convenient operation.
Servicing made easy
A vast number of sophisticated details make the machine operator's day-to-day work easier. One example is the engine hood that opens to the rear so that the engine is freely accessible for all service work. For comfortable and safe working, a platform is integrated into the opened hood. The most important maintenance points are close to the cab and can be easily inspected. The fuel and urea (Liebherr-SCR technology) tanks are combined in one place for easier refuelling. A platform at the cab helps with windscreen cleaning and is also used to hold the driver's door in position.
The easily-accessible radiator is located directly behind the operator's cab in the cleanest area of the machine. In this position the cooling system can aspirate air with a low dust content, which ensures consistent and reliable cooling performance. This intelligent design solution reduces the maintenance effort and increases the life span of the cooling system. Equipment options such as a reversible fan drive, fluff filter or a coarse-meshed radiator net protect the cooling system against pollution. The well-designed cooling system therefore increases the availability of the machine.