05/25/2018 Liebherr showcases demolition spec R 960 SME at Hillhead 2018

Liebherr’s wheel loader L 586 XPower® in action.

Liebherr’s wheel loader L 586 XPower® in action.

Stand Z6 at Hillhead 2018: Taking centre stage, and painted in Liebherr’s mining colours, will be a bespoke demolition crawler excavator. The R 960 Super Mass Excavation (SME) machine is equipped with an undercarriage from the next class size up, heavy-duty tracks, oversized cylinders, heavy-duty boom and stick, increased engine HP and an optimised hydraulic system for operating with heavy-duty attachments. A full demolition specification, including a number of protective components and a specially designed heavy-duty stick, makes this machine unique. Its configuration and resultant 10 tonnes of additional weight give the R 960 the ability to operate with heavier tools for its countrywide demolition tasks.

And stopping off on its world tour will be the 75,000th wheeled excavator to come off the production line in Kirchdorf, Germany. This A 918 Compact has been beautifully painted by one of the world’s best-known