Press releases | 05/02/2017 Red Dot Design Award 2017 for the new Liebherr L 580 LogHandler XPower®

  • New L 580 LogHandler XPower® awarded prestigious design prize
  • Distinguished panel of expert judges impressed by unique and practical design
  • L 580 LogHandler XPower® was based on the noteworthy XPower design concept of the Liebherr large wheel loader

The Liebherr L 580 LogHandler XPower® has won the 2017 Red Dot Award in the Product Design category. The jury of eminent experts was impressed by the distinctive lines and powerful lift arm of the L 580 LogHandler XPower®. The Liebherr-Werk Bischofshofen celebrates winning the prestigious design award just weeks after the global market launch of the L 580 LogHandler XPower®. The Red Dot Design Award is one of the most important international awards in the field of design.

Managing Director and Technical Director of the Liebherr-Werk Bischofshofen Johann Stickler (fourth from right) and his team as well as designer Christian Kreiner (third from right) are delighted to receive the 2017 Red Dot Design Award for the L 580 LogHandler XPower®.

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High-performance drive, unique design, powerful lift arm: the L 580 LogHandler XPower® is a specialised machine for handling logs.

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In 2017, participants from 54 nations registered about 5,500 products and inventions in the Red Dot award's Product Design category. The acclaimed international Red Dot jury only awards its coveted Red Dot seal to products that clearly stand out due to exceptional design.

L 580 LogHandler XPower®: where performance and design come together

The L 580 LogHandler XPower® is a specialised log-handling machine. Based on the latest XPower large wheel loaders, Liebherr developed the design and technology needed to meet the specific requirements of the timber industry. The newly-developed hydraulic combi-grab has been designed to pick up logs with considerable ease and handle loads up to 8.7 tonnes. Liebherr’s Smooth Speed Reduction system (SSR) also ensures safety and precision when handling logs. The Liebherr XPower driveline guarantees extreme fuel efficiency without sacrificing acceleration and driving speed.

The silhouette of the L 580 LogHandler XPower® conveys a sense of power and reflects its dynamic driving characteristics. In addition, its compact design allows for easy access for maintenance work. The tapered engine hood and the generous amount of window space provide the driver with ideal visibility and increased safety near the wheel loader. A number of operations can be customised to create a comfortable working environment.

Exhibition premiere at Ligna 2017

The new L 580 LogHandler XPower® is already on the market. The timber-handling machine based on the XPower concept was recently made available to order through Liebherr sales partners. The L 580 LogHandler XPower® will make its exhibition debut from 22 to 26 May at Ligna 2017, the leading trade fair for the timber and forestry industries, held in Hanover, Germany. Liebherr is also set to showcase the new machine from 7 to 10 June 2017 at the ElmiaWood trade fair in Jönköping, Sweden.

The L 580 LogHandler XPower® features high performance and productivity levels wherever companies require handling and transporting of large volumes of logs and tree trunks, therefore making places such as cellulose, paper, cardboard or packaging plants ideal locations for using the machine. The L 580 LogHandler XPower® is specialised in covering transportation routes that require flexibility or transport of logs over longer distances at higher speeds.


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Martin Koller

Marketing and Public Relations

Liebherr-Werk Bischofshofen GmbH

Dr. Hans-Liebherr-Straße 4

5500 Bischofshofen