The first series of Liebherr wheel loaders “made in Bischofshofen"
By the end of the 1980s, the complete wheel loader range was being manufactured at Bischofshofen, near Salzburg (Austria). In 1989, the range already included seven different models. From the smallest, the L 506 at 4.5 tonnes operating weight and 0.7 m³ bucket volume, through the L 508, L 510, L 521, L 531 and L 541, to the L 551, a 3.5 m³ wheel loader with an operating weight of 20 tonnes. The smaller units had a hydrostatic drive while the larger units were also fitted with two and three stage power shift transmission.
Since then, Bischofshofen has become the global centre of excellence for all Liebherr wheel loaders. The video shows the first series, including seven models in the classic Liebherr yellow. The realisation that Liebherr had won over the market, was a decisive moment for all subsequent wheel loader developments.
The L 508 was designed for gardening and landscaping
The complete wheel loader range from the smallest L506 to the largest L551
One of the first Liebherr wheel loaders “made in Bischofshofen” at the end of the 1980s