At the Bauma China 2016, Liebherr exhibits its R 966 crawler excavator in the 70-tonne size class. The machine has been designed for demanding work in the quarrying and mining industries and for bulk earthmoving tasks. The R 966 is the successor to the popular R 964 C. Powered by a Liebherr V8 engine, the R 966 achieves a rated output of 320 kW / 435 HP. This engine complies with Stage IIIA / Tier 3/ CHINA III exhaust emission limits.
The rear view camera is standard equipment, and the crawler excavator offers various optional protective devices and systems for quarrying work: FOPS and FGPS, piston-rod protection for stick and bucket cylinder and protective covers for lubricating hoses and slewing gear.
The machine has a cab design with ample space for the operator, ergonomically laid-out switches and controls as well as an air-suspended, heated seat as standard equipment. The unique touch display from Liebherr makes it easy to operate the controls intuitively, select the preferred working mode, function or attachment and also access a series of functions for maximum operating convenience. The windscreen and skylight are made of impact-resistant glass, for even more thorough operator protection during quarrying and similar work. The equipment with cast steel components has a greater resistance for a longer service life. Safety check valves for stick and boom cylinders with integrated regeneration translate into less fuel consumption.