Special vehicles

Fire engine, aircraft tractor or heavy haulage unit – special vehicles combine unique functionality demands with mobility. In close co-operation with our customers, we develop project-specific component solutions at Liebherr. These are orientated around special features of each individual vehicle.

Liebherr components in special vehicles

Liebherr offers a broad spectrum of components for use in special vehicles. The interactive graphic shows the use of Liebherr components in this area using the example of an aircraft tractor.

Sample applications

Components from Liebherr are suitable for use in a wide range of special vehicles for onroad and offroad use.

  • Frac pump trailer
    Frac pump trailer with diesel engine and exhaust gas aftertreatment system by Liebherr.

    Frac pump trailer

    Frac pump trailer with diesel engine and exhaust gas aftertreatment system by Liebherr.

  • Mobile belt conveyor
    Mobile belt conveyor with electric motor and travel drive by Liebherr.

    Mobile belt conveyor

    Mobile belt conveyor with electric motor and travel drive by Liebherr.

  • On-highway truck
    On-highway truck with diesel engine, common rail system and engine control unit from Liebherr.

    On-highway truck

    On-highway truck with diesel engine, common rail system and engine control unit from Liebherr.

  • Truck loading crane
    Truck loading crane with diesel engine, Common Rail system, hydraulic cylinders and electronics by Liebherr.

    Truck loading crane

    Truck loading crane with diesel engine, Common Rail system, hydraulic cylinders and electronics by Liebherr.

  • Concrete pump
    Concrete pump with slewing bearing, slewing drive and hydraulic cylinders by Liebherr.

    Concrete pump

    Concrete pump with slewing bearing, slewing drive and hydraulic cylinders by Liebherr.

    • Turntable ladder vehicles (e.g. fire engines)
    • Aircraft tractors
    • Municipal vehicles (e.g. road sweeping machines)
    • Mobile recycling systems (e.g. shredder)
    • Module transporter
    • Snowcats
    • Straddle carriers
    • Heavy haulage units

    Components for special vehicles

    High performance, particularly lightweight design or ability to work under extreme conditions - each special vehicle has different requirements that need to be focused on. Components from Liebherr have the right answer to this. Special vehicles are also often equipped with special equipment. For their development, Liebherr offers not just components and system solutions but also engineering solutions.

    Advantages of Liebherr components

    • Adaptability
      Our diesel engines are also as versatile as the breadth of special vehicles. In close co-operation with our customers, we develop the right solution for vehicles used onroad and offroad.
    • Modular
      Liebherr diesel engines are modular in design and available for emissions stages between Tier 0 and Stage V. The same base engines feature identical interfaces and installation space requirements. In this way, they offer the best prerequisites for straightforward use of different emission stages in the same unit.
    • Efficient
      Liebherr develops injection systems and engine controls that are ideally adapted to our diesel engines. This results in efficient solutions with reduced fuel consumption.
    • Safe and precise
      Precise movement of the boom is of paramount importance e.g. for fire engines. This is made possible with very small backlash of the gearbox. In combination with our large diameter bearings, Liebherr swivelling drives provide the highest level of stability and safety here.
    • Compact
      With special vehicles registered for road use, every kilogram of weight counts. Thanks to their integral design, Liebherr gearboxes are very compact and enable an optimum power to weight ratio.
    Gearboxes and rope winches: Products and applications
    • Universally deployable
      Axial piston pumps and motors from Liebherr impress with their deployment versatility, e.g. as drive units and fan drives or in work equipment of special vehicles.
    • Reliable
      Our customers place particular value on the long service life and reliable functionality of the Liebherr hydraulic units.

    Specifically designed products

    • Axial piston motor FMF
      The constant motors of the FMF series have impressed for years with their compact and sturdy design. The nominal sizes are finely stepped and are used in special vehicles with precision for the respective application.
    • Versatile
      Be it infotainment or digital camera - our electronics solutions are suitable for special vehicles in onroad and offroad applications.
    • Harmonised
      Our portfolio comprises control systems with integrated diagnostic software and human-machine interfaces with numerous components. The trouble-free interplay of all Liebherr components ensures fast and reliable solutions.
    • Customer orientated
      Due to the high degree of specialisation, many special vehicles are manufactured in small numbers. Our customers therefore profit from the fact that Liebherr standard products are also available in limited quantities.
    • Available for a long time
      Even for a 25 year old machine, our customers can acquire electronics parts such as compact control unit or display for their equipment featuring state-of-the-art equipment.
    Control technology and electronics: Products and applications

    Downloads

    In the download area you find an overview of all brochures and datasheets for the various Liebherr components. Downloads

    Customer Service

    The services of the components division in the Customer Service area are individually tailored to the needs of our customers. Customer Service

    System expertise

    Liebherr offers convincing system solutions. Our components can be optimally modified to the complete drivetrain. System expertise

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