Press releases | 11/03/2017 The new versatile Liebherr R 918 crawler excavator

  • Perfect for earthmoving applications and making trenches and pipe laying
  • Comfortable and ergonomic cab
  • Maximum safety, easy maintenance

With an operating weight between 19 and 22 tonnes, the new Liebherr R 918 crawler excavator is perfect for earthmoving applications and making trenches and pipe laying. A large selection of attachments also makes the machine extremely flexible for more specific work. This machine is the latest addition to the range of earthmoving crawler excavators developed and produced at Liebherr-France SAS in Colmar (France).

For optimal efficiency in use, the R 918 has a new engine that complies with the Stage IV exhaust emissions standard and has a power rating of 120 kW / 163 hp. The engine is also equipped with an urea injection SCR system and an oxidation catalyst. A particulate filter is also available as an option. There is an optional automatic idle-stop when the engine is inactive.

Comfortable and ergonomic cab

The operator guarantees maximum productivity on the construction site in a spacious and air-conditioned workstation. For maximum comfort, the cab is equipped with a pneumatic seat with vertical and longitudinal absorption as standard and a fully retractable windscreen. Ergonomically the workstation of the R 918 is also equipped with a high-resolution 7" colour touchscreen that is easy to use.

Robust, reliable X-frame undercarriage that is simple to maintain and easy to secure thanks to its integrated eyelets. Several combinations of undercarriage and dozer blades are available and an additional storage box is also offered.

Maximum safety, easy maintenance

The R 918 crawler excavator has unobstructed panoramic visibility and rear and lateral cameras as standard for increased safety on the construction site. The structure of the cab is resistant to rollovers and is ROPS-certified.

Besides an emergency exit at the rear window, the laminated and tinted windscreen and right window guarantee maximum safety in the event of impact.

The track rollers of the chain kit come with lifetime lubrication for easy maintenance. The different maintenance points, the level display and refilling of the engine oil are accessible from the ground. Lastly, the productivity is boosted by the standard automatic lubrication.