Job reports

High altitudes, tropical conditions, tough materials, and local pressures: Liebherr mining machines are purpose-built to handle even the most extreme environmental conditions. In operation in many countries all over the globe, these machines impress with their reliability, innovative technologies, and adaptable build to make the perfect fit for your mining operation.


The Liebherr R 9150 Mining Excavator at Udachny kimberlite (diamond) mine, Russia operated by ALROSA.

The working conditions and the climate at this site are extremely harsh as mining is being done in permafrost ground where temperatures vary from –55°C to +40˚C (–67ºF to +104ºF).

In order to meet ALROSA´s requirements, a Liebherr R 9150 mining excavator has been chosen to fulfil this challenge.

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The Liebherr R 9100 Mining Excavator at Cobre Panama operated by First Quantum Minerals Ltd.

The first Liebherr R 9100 mining excavator was commissioned at the end of 2014 and there are currently eight R 9100 excavators in operation. The fleet also includes two Liebherr R 9350 mining excavators, twelve PR 744 and four PR 754 crawler tractors.

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Kalimantan Island

Fleet of three mining excavators R 9800 at the Kalimantan coal mine operated by PT Kaltim Prima Coal (KPC) near Sangatta, on the east coast of Kalimantan Island, East Kalimantan province, Indonesia.

MARC (Maintenance and Repair Contract) to offer a solution to KPC’s increasing production while reducing maintenance costs, in difficult climate conditions of high temperatures, humidity and precipitation levels.

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New South Wales

Fleet of mining excavator R 996 B and haul truck T 282 C at the Mt Arthur coal mine operated by BHP Billiton in the Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Australia.

As a result of planned increasing mine production and being located less than 10km from a large town, the mine installed sound attenuation features on the excavators and trucks.

Liebherr demonstrates that the new fleet would fall within the stringent environmental noise limits.

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Mining excavator R 9250 at Stockton coal mine operated by Coal Contractors in Pennsylvania, USA.

This report shows how the Liebherr R 9250 has been a major contributor to the success of Coal Contractors.

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Northern Cape

Fleet of mining excavator R 996 and haul truck T 282, at the Sishen iron ore mine owned by Kumba Resources, operated by Hitricon Contracting, located near Kathu, Northern Cape, South Africa.

Provide support information to show that Hitricon would be able to increase their fleet and production, but decrease operating costs.

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New South Wales

Mining haul truck T 282 C, at the Mt Arthur coal mine operated by BHP Billiton in the Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Australia.

Due to increased mine expansion and location in close proximity to a residential area, strict mandated environmental noise limits apply.

Installation of sound attenuation features on the T 282 C fleet.

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Mining haul truck T 282 C at the coal-producing North Antelope Rochelle Mine (NARM), operated by Peabody Energy, located in the Powder River Basin, Wyoming, USA.

This report details the process undertaken by Peabody at NARM regarding upgrading their fleet of smaller mining trucks to increase profitable production, be versatile in hauling coal and waste, and to reduce costs through fuel-efficiency.

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Driven by two 1,492kW / 2,000HP 16-cylinder V-engines, the R 9800 mining excavator boasts a 42m³ bucket capacity and is the perfect loader for 220-t, 290-t and 360-t mining trucks. Play video


The R 9100 and R 9150 follow the Liebherr design philosophy of maximizing the machines performance by improving the efficiency of all individual subsystems. Play video

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