Press releases | 02/04/2020 Liebherr USA, Co. showcasing four machines at Demolition Austin 2020

  • Liebherr returns as the official sponsor of popular Live DEMOlition at annual National Demolition Association convention
  • At the show, the company will feature crawler excavators, material handlers and a wheel loader designed for a variety of demolition applications
  • Innovative range of machines highlight technology, versatility, comfort and safety

Liebherr USA, Co. Construction Equipment division is once again sponsoring the National Demolition Association’s Live DEMOlition event at this year’s annual convention. Liebherr will feature three machines at this hands-on event – the R 946 LC and R 936 LC crawler excavators and the LH 22 M mobile material handler – and the L 556 XPower wheel loader at booth #315 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas.

The R 946 crawler excavator

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The R 936 Compact crawler excavator

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The L 556 XPower wheel loader

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Demolition Austin 2020 is February 22-25. On Sunday, February 23, registered participants will have an opportunity to get hands on and operate the R 946, the R 936 Compact and the LH 22 at the Live DEMOlition. The event will take place offsite at Texas Disposal Systems. Attendees will have the chance to view the L 556 XPower wheel loader at the convention center starting at 6:30 p.m. on February 23.

Powerful, innovative crawler excavators

The R 946 is the perfect machine for either second or third member demolition tools. It is easy to transition from second member to third member demolition tools hydraulically. At the push of a button, the summation of the bucket hydraulics and additional auxiliary hydraulics needed for a second member shear is done. The R 946 also features casting in all high stress areas to reduce the risk of failure in heavy demolition applications.

The R 936 Compact Litronic weighs 76,000 lbs, making it one of the biggest reduced tail swing excavators available in the market. It is also designed for working in small spaces. With a tight swing radius, this machine is ideal for urban and bridge demolition applications that require precision. This machine can be outfitted with demolition guarding that protects the machine super structure and cylinders.

High performance no matter the job

The LH 22 M Industry has a compact design, which makes it well suited for deployment on demolition sites. The latest engine and hydraulics technology, developed in-house by Liebherr, is built in on the LH 22 M Industry to deliver exceptional fuel efficiency outstanding material handling performance. Its reach of 36 ft. is further enhanced by a variety of optional attachments that complement the machine’s power and performance in every application.

The L 556 XPower Wheel Loader – fuel efficient, powerful and reliable

Liebherr will showcase the L 556 XPower Wheel Loader at exhibit hall booth #315 at Demolition Austin. Equipped with the innovative XPower driveline, this wheel loader delivers quick working cycles, high tipping loads and high machine uptime, which lead to increased handling capacity and higher productivity.

The XPower driveline with Liebherr-Power-Efficiency achieves up to a 30 percent reduction in fuel consumption when compared to conventional travel drivelines. At highest efficiency, this reduces operating costs and increases profitability. The XPower driveline brakes automatically and the service brake acts only as a support and is subject to minimal wear.

Wheel spin on the Liebherr L 556 wheel loader is prevented through continuous tractive effort control of the XPower driveline, combined with automatic self-locking differentials. Productivity is increased and tire wear reduced by up to 25 percent.

In addition, the L 556 XPower wheel loader on display at the indoor exhibit booth will feature Liebherr‘s full guarding package, which protects vital undercarriage areas of the machine, such as the tilt cylinder and windshield. The unit on display at the show is also equipped with solid tires, to provide a complete example of a package that is ready for any demolition environment.

The L 556 XPower has safe and easy engine accessibility for daily checks. Critical maintenance points on the loader can be reached quickly, providing faster turnarounds and higher uptimes. And with a width of 9 ft. 8 inches, length of 30 ft. and weight of 55,000 lbs, the machine’s profile is designed for the necessity of road transport.


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Ana Cabiedes

Liebherr USA, Co.

4800 Chestnut Ave.

Newport News, VA 23607