Building construction and civil engineering

A wide variety of mobile equipment, such as cranes and construction machines are deployed within the building construction and civil engineering industry. Dust, dirt, water and cold require tough and reliable components. Liebherr offers a comprehensive product range to this end.

A particular challenge in the area of construction is posed by the frequent load changes that the machine has to go through. The well-engineered Liebherr components withstand these loads without problem and enhance work safety.

Liebherr components in building construction and civil engineering

Liebherr offers a broad spectrum of components for use in building construction and civil engineering.The interactive graphic shows the use of Liebherr components in the area of construction using the example of a drilling rig.

Sample applications

Components from Liebherr are well suited for applications in building construction and civil engineering. Among the possible areas of application are road, earthmoving, processing, lifting and transport equipment as well as special machines. The product programme guarantees high quality and safety.

  • Tunnel boring machine
    Tunnel boring machine with slewing bearings, slewing drives and hydraulic cylinders from Liebherr

    Tunnel boring machine

    Tunnel boring machine with slewing bearings, slewing drives and hydraulic cylinders from Liebherr

  • Undercarriage
    Undercarriage with slewing bearing as well as travel and swivelling drives from Liebherr

    Undercarriage

    Undercarriage with slewing bearing as well as travel and swivelling drives from Liebherr

  • Crawler crane
    Crawler crane with axial piston pumps and motors, diesel engine, electronics, gearboxes, rope winches, slewing bearing as well as hydraulic cylinders from Liebherr

    Crawler crane

    Crawler crane with axial piston pumps and motors, diesel engine, electronics, gearboxes, rope winches, slewing bearing as well as hydraulic cylinders from Liebherr

  • Wheel loader
    Wheel loader with diesel engine, axial piston pumps and motors, as well as electronics from Liebherr

    Wheel loader

    Wheel loader with diesel engine, axial piston pumps and motors, as well as electronics from Liebherr

  • Hydraulic excavator with scrap shear
    Hydraulic excavator with diesel engine, slewing bearing, hydraulic cylinders, axial piston pumps and motors, gerboxes as well as electronics from Liebherr

    Hydraulic excavator with scrap shear

    Hydraulic excavator with diesel engine, slewing bearing, hydraulic cylinders, axial piston pumps and motors, gerboxes as well as electronics from Liebherr

  • Telehandler
    Telehandler with slewing bearing, slewing drive, hydraulic cylinders and electronics by Liebherr

    Telehandler

    Telehandler with slewing bearing, slewing drive, hydraulic cylinders and electronics by Liebherr

  • HDD rig
    Horizontal directional drilling rig with slewing drives by Liebherr.

    HDD rig

    Horizontal directional drilling rig with slewing drives by Liebherr.

  • Mobil crane
    Mobil crane with slewing bearing, slewing drives and hydraulic cylinders by Liebherr.

    Mobil crane

    Mobil crane with slewing bearing, slewing drives and hydraulic cylinders by Liebherr.

    • Attachments (e.g. grabber, shears)
    • Excavator loader
    • Concrete mixing plants
    • Concrete mixer
    • Concrete pumps
    • Ground stabilisers
    • Crusher plant (mobile / stationary)
    • Truck mixers
    • Duty-cycle crawler cranes
    • Small excavators
    • Compact excavators
    • Compact loaders
    • Crawler loaders
    • Wheeled excavators
    • Dumper trucks
    • Dozers
    • Crawler tractors
    • Wheel loaders
    • Crawler excavators
    • Pipe layers
    • Asphalt finishers
    • Rope excavators
    • Screening plant
    • Standard excavators
    • Road construction machines
    • Road finishers
    • Road milling
    • Telescopic handlers
    • Vibration rolling
    • Rolling
    • Drilling equipment
    • Building damping
    • Brokers
    • Ramming and drilling rigs
    • Blasthole drilling rigs
    • Tunnel boring machines
    • Railway cranes
    • Lattice/boom cranes
    • Lifting platforms
    • Fork-lift trucks
    • Bucket elevators
    • Loading cranes
    • Mobile construction cranes
    • Mobile cranes
    • Crawler cranes
    • Special cranes
    • Telehandlers
    • Tower cranes

    Components for building construction and civil engineering

    Liebherr components are extremely well suited to building construction and civil engineering. The robust materials enable optimum use under difficult building conditions. The components prove themselves in a whole range of different machines, e.g. in earthmoving, in cranes and in lifting equipment.

    Advantages of Liebherr components

    • Robust
      Diesel engines from Liebherr are built to cope with challenging operating conditions. The D946 and D9508 models are particularly well suited for high demands in civil engineering.
    • Combination
      Liebherr also offers diesel engines in combination with special transfer boxes and hydraulic pumps. The diversity of models makes optimally harmonised combinations possible.
    • Deployment readiness
      Liebherr assures complete construction of the components. In this way, the amount of effort required by our customers is reduced.
    • Durable
      Our hydraulic pumps and motors for building construction and civil engineering are distinguished by reliability and durability.
    • Diverse
      Liebherr hydraulics can be employed in many different ways. The applications range from drilling rigs to wheeled excavators and crawler cranes.

    Specifically designed products

    • Axial piston pumps DPVP
      Liebherr pumps of the DPVP series are used predominantly in excavators. An upstream spur gearbox facilitates downspeeding to reduce exhaust gas emissions.
    • DPVG axial piston pump
      The DPVG variable displacement pumps for the closed circuit are suitable for equipment with frequent load changes, e.g. wheeled excavators or wheel loaders. The adjustability of the pump makes load-dependent stability of the rotary unit possible. The hydrostatic cradle bearing has a positive effect on the service life and reliability of the components.
    • Axial piston motor CMVE
      The axial piston motors of the CMVE series are orientated around use in various crawler vehicles. The compact design results in an optimum price to weight ratio.
    • Compact
      Electric motors of the KGF and KDF series are distinguished by their compactness and sturdy design. They are ideally suited for electric-powered cranes.
    • Powerful
      The layout of the machines, with outputs ranging from 7.5 to 650kW, allows for requirements in field weakening. This ensures the best possible performance with loads at the end of the crane boom.
    • Perfect harmonisation
      The optimum harmonisation with other components, such as inverters or gearboxes, enables fast commissioning.
    • Durable
      High availability during operation, long availability of spare parts and fast service assure an economic service life of the end equipment in the long term.
    • Individually adapted
      The model series and project-specific products feature surface protection tailored to customers' individual needs. The protection comprises priming, painting or coating.
    • Customer-specific services
      The service from Liebherr is always orientated around the requirements and deployment situations of our customers. Thanks to comprehensive certifications and registrations of Liebherr service technicians, a whole range of different deployment scenarios are possible.

    Specifically designed products

    • Slewing drives
      Slewing drives from Liebherr cover a broad area of application and are used, for example, in slewing mechanisms from construction cranes and mobile cranes or concrete pumps. They achieve optimum results here.
    • Swivelling drive
      The drives are suitable for swivelling mechanisms in excavators for adjustment of the uppercarriage. Furthermore, they are also used in deep foundation machines and material handling equipment.
    • Travel drives
      In building construction and civil engineering there are two different designs of travel drive. The compact, coaxial units are ideally suited for excavators of different size categories. The travel drive with upstream spur gearbox makes higher ground clearance of the equipment possible. It is used for this reason in crawler dozers and crawler loaders.
    • Planetary plug-in gearbox
      The planetary plug-in gearboxes are suitable for installation in rope winches. They are employed predominantly in shredders.
    • Splitter box
      The sturdy gearboxes prove their worth above all in mobile and crawler excavators, duty-cycle crawler cranes, crawler tractors, crawler loaders, pipe layers, wheel loaders, deep foundation machines as well as material handlers.
    • Customised gearboxes
      Liebherr offers project-specific manufacture of components. The applications range from drilling rigs for the kelly bar to cyclone drives for stirring mechanisms in stationary mixing plant.
    • Rope winches
      Rope winches from Liebherr have a compact design, well-engineered safety equipment and precision rope guides. They ensure minimum rope wear and therefore offer a high level of availability. The rope winches are used as hoisting winches for main or auxiliary lifting by cranes or deep foundation machines. They also impress as boom and luffing winches on duty-cycle crawler cranes or in crane trolley mechanisms.
    • Diverse
      The application possibilities range of large diameter slewing bearings reach from crawler cranes to road transport and drilling rigs. Either ball bearing slewing rings or three row roller bearing slewing rings are used.
    • Powerful
      On mobile cranes registered for road use, every kilogram of weight counts. With special roller bearings, very high support loads can be realised in a small installation space, thereby facilitating an ideal power to weight ratio.

    Specifically designed products

    • Drill head bearings
      The special axial roller bearings impress in drilling rigs thanks to their high speeds and sophisticated load collective. Learn more
    • Robust and durable
      Hydraulic cylinders from Liebherr are particularly hard wearing thanks to the use of robust materials. Their durability has been tried and tested for years in excavators and other earthmoving equipment.
    • Flexible
      The cylinder layout, specially developed for excavators, guarantees high flexibility for our customers. The product program from Liebherr also comprises cylinders for a whole range of different attachments, e.g. scrap shears, grabbers or clamping devices.
    • Secure and stable
      In cranes and other equipment registered for road use, so-called lightweight cylinders are often used. Special geometries and the use of very strong materials provides a high level of stability and safety even with thin-walled cylinder tubes and hollow piston rods.
    • Low friction
      With low friction sealing systems, our cylinders ensure very smooth running and high energy efficiency of the hydraulic system.

    Specifically designed products

    • Viscosity dampers
      Our viscosity dampers are suitable for the protection of buildings. These specifically designed vibration dampers have proven to be effective, for example, in protecting bridges against damage caused by seismic activity.
    • Safe
      Electronic components and switchgear from the Liebherr portfolio assure the highest level of machine safety in the area of construction. They fulfil the high standards of industry with regard to functional safety effortlessly.
    • Resilient
      The sturdy electronic components and switchgear from Liebherr are distinguished by durability and high availability in the long-term.
    • Easy integration
      Control solutions from Liebherr are flexible. Open, standardised interfaces enable simple and customer-specific integration, e.g. in crushers or earthmoving machines.

    Specifically designed products

    • Display and machine infotainment system
      Greater efficiency thanks to modern human-machine interfaces: touchscreen, hands-free device and media player heighten comfort in driver cabs of construction machines and cranes.
    • Digital camera
      With a digital camera for mobile use, Liebherr lays the foundation for development of holistic automation and assistance systems. Rear area monitoring provides additional safety in building construction and civil engineering.
    • Control systems for cranes
      Liebherr control systems are used, for example, in tower cranes. They make simple operation of individual function units possible, such as slewing mechanism controls. The user-friendly controls also comprise an in-depth self-diagnosis. The associated, maintenance-friendly switchgear is particularly easy to integrate thanks to its compact and lightweight design.

    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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