Press releases | 04/11/2016 Liebherr T 264 mining truck on show at the 2016 Bauma

  • Ultra-class mining trucks are usually operated in surface mines in America or Australia
  • Bauma is the only chance for the public to see a Liebherr mining truck in Europe
  • The T 264 is rated in the 220-tonnes size class, matching ultra-class hydraulic excavators, as well as electric shovels and wheel loaders

Liebherr presents the T 264 mining truck at the 2016 Bauma. With a payload capacity of 244 tons / 221 tonnes and an electric drive system, the T 264 meets the toughest haulage requirements in mines all over the world.

Liebherr “ultra class” mining trucks are operating in some of the harshest mining environments in the world. The range spans from arctic cold weather operations in Canada to Australian locations where temperature can reach over 42°C. Some of these surface mines are dedicated to the excavation of copper, coal, gold and iron ore.

Backed by over thirty years of proven design and operational experience, the fuel-efficient T 264 mining truck is built for safety and reliability, and is sized to match the Liebherr R 9800 hydraulic excavators, as well as electric shovels and wheel loaders for optimal performance.

High mobility – high availability – top quality

The Liebherr T 264 combines an efficient Litronic Plus AC drive system and a high-power engine (up to 2,700 hp / 2,013 kW) to yield higher speeds on grade. For superior productivity, the T 264’s hydraulic system offers efficient dump hoist performance that promotes fast cycle times.

Developed and built by Liebherr, the proven Litronic Plus drive system determines the optimal way to extract power from the diesel engine. Efficient loading of the engine is critical to minimize fuel consumption and maximize performance.

The T 264 features high-powered, frictionless dynamic braking. The AC drive system delivers up to 4,425 hp / 3,300 kW of electric dynamic braking, reducing engine loading and fuel consumption.

Efficient service access and integrated monitoring

Liebherr mining trucks are equipped with ladders designed for easy engine access. The low working heights of maintenance areas provide safe and efficient service access. The engine and alternator are accessible from both sides of the chassis, and there is dual access into the axle box for maintenance and inspection. Hydraulic filters and the battery isolation box, as well as filling points for fuel, hydraulic oil, grease and coolant, are all at ground level.

The integrated electronic system monitors, records, and outputs vital truck health and performance data. Data is stored and available for download to perform detailed analysis. This system supports predictive maintenance strategies to minimize unscheduled downtime.

T 264 truck size of the in “figures”

  • If the truck were to drive onto the basketball court in the Audi Dome (Munich, Germany), it would take up nearly the entire width of the court
  • The truck is as tall as the average two-storied house
  • The truck is rated to carry a payload equivalent to the weight of 40 African elephants.
  • The volume of the truck’s dump body can hold about 906,667 cups of coffee
  • The T 264 tires are the height of two Shire Horses – the height at the withers of these largest horses of the world is approx. 1.8 m on average.