06/28/2017 New Piling and Drilling Rig LRB 16 from Liebherr

LRB 18 drilling with double rotary head on a jobsite in Luzern, Switzerland.

LRB 18 drilling with double rotary head on a jobsite in Luzern, Switzerland.

Liebherr presents the LRB 16, which is an all-round piling and drilling rig for diverse applications within the deep foundation sector. The machine gets its name from the sledge’s travel distance, which is approximately 16 m. With a longer leader, the piling and drilling rig is also now available as a LRB 18.

Special emphasis is on the compact design of the LRB 16 with an operating weight of barely 48 t, which results in low ground pressure. The robust undercarriage offers excellent stability, which can be further increased with the optional rear supports.

As a standard, the new piling and drilling rig is fitted with sophisticated control and assistance systems. Attachment recognition offers not only time recording for the respective attachment. The performance figures are also transmitted with the aid of LiDAT, Liebherr’s own data transmission system. An improvement for slurry wall application is the obstacle recognition, which enables the timely recognition of obstacles in the soil. This protects both the attachment and the basic machine.