06/28/2018 Liebherr celebrates three milestones for the mining business
The current range of Liebherr Mining hydraulic excavators includes 9 machines with operating weights of 100 to 800 tonnes – three are celebrating great milestones in Colmar this year!
The 100th R 9100
The 100-tonne class mining excavators represent around 60% of the total hydraulic excavator market. For Liebherr-Mining Equipment Colmar SAS, this range is composed of the R 9100 and R 9150.
The first R 9100 was launched in 2010 and is one of the most sold excavators of the company. Most of these 565 kW (757 HP) machines, powered by in-house Liebherr V12 Diesel engine, are operating on all five continents. As an example, the Cobre Panama Copper mine has eight R 9100 excavators in operation, providing productivity outputs with average cycle times of 22 seconds.
The 150th R 996B
The R 996B celebrates its 18th birthday. The giant 600-tonne excavator was first launched as R 996 in 1995 and became R 996B in 2000. It is mostly operating in Australia and Indonesia, but also in Russia, South Africa and Argentina, in the Veladero mine; they operate two R 996 and one R 996 B with an optional High Altitude Kit as the mine is located between 4000 m (13,000 ft) and 4850 m (16,000 ft).
The 200th R 9350
The Liebherr R 9350 was first introduced onto the mining market in 2000 and was originally a R 994B before changing its name.
Most of the excavators are operating in Australia, Indonesia, South Africa and Russia. For Russia, a majority of the machines are equipped with the optional Liebherr Arctic Kit to work in regions with temperatures down to -50°C / -58°F.
These milestones achievements are the results of many years of hard work and commitment to deliver our customers the best possible equipment for their operating needs.