L 566 XPower® and L 576 XPower®: robust, powerful and comfortable
From a total of six XPower® wheel loader models, Liebherr will present the L 566 XPower® and the L 576 XPower® at Smopyc 2017, with the latter being exhibited at Liebherr dealer Emsa’s stand.
Powered by a 200kW / 272HP engine, the L 566 XPower® boasts Z-bar linkage as well as a backfill bucket with a capacity of 4.2m³. The ultimate choice for standard applications, the reinforced and revised Z-bar linkage offers up to 20 per cent more tear-out force when compared to the previous generation. The machine Emsa will be exhibiting is an L 576 XPower®. Boasting a 215kW / 292HP diesel engine, this machine is equipped with Z-bar linkage as well as a backfill bucket with a capacity of 4.7m³.
The XPower® series of wheel loaders is a milestone in the technological history of Liebherr wheel loaders. At the heart of the XPower® wheel loaders is the power-split, Stage IV / Tier 4f compliant XPower® driveline, now provided by Liebherr as standard on these machines. It combines a hydrostatic drive, which is ideal for short loading cycles, with a mechanical drive, which in turn shows its benefits when covering long distances. This combination provides for optimal efficiency and outstanding levels of fuel saving: up to 30 per cent when compared to wheel loaders of the same size. Since February 2017, fuel consumption figures for all XPower® wheel loaders in operation have been available to retrieve via the Liebherr fuel-saving calculator. This is an online app available free of charge from https://www.liebherr.com/en/gbr/specials/fuel-savings-calculator/tool/calculator.html. These consumption figures are live data. They are continuously updated and demonstrate the outstanding efficiency of the XPower® wheel loaders in detail.
Subjected to extensive testing, the Liebherr XPower® driveline is a true synonym for robustness with power released as a result of an interaction between two drive sub-systems and, consequently, load distributed between the two drive sub-systems, giving components a significantly longer service life. Moreover, each XPower® wheel loader is fitted with sturdier axles than the previous generation of machines. In effect each machine is equipped with the axles of the next largest model in the previous generation’s range. Liebherr also reinforces other key components including the hydraulic cylinders and the lift arm.
For ultimate comfort, Liebherr has developed the cab design in close cooperation with machine operators. Thanks to its large glazed surfaces and windows, the cab offers optimal visibility. The interior layout is logical and generous. Displays, operating elements and the driver's seat form an ergonomic unit and can be individually adjusted to suit the needs of the driver.