27.06.2016
Landmark delivery – R 9150 mining excavator

A Liebherr R 9150 mining excavator at work in Sishen mine in South Africa.

A Liebherr R 9150 mining excavator at work in Sishen mine in South Africa.

The Liebherr-Australia Pty. Ltd. branch in Perth has delivered the first R 9150 backhoe unit into the Pilbara area of Western Australia, known for its dry harsh landscapes and vast mineral deposits.

The R 9150 is the most powerful excavator in its class, reaching the highest excavating forces with an optimal cycle time, and is the worthy successor of the esteemed Liebherr R 984 C.

This machine will be operating on a coarse ore stockpile, so the bucket has been altered to cater for heavy material; with a second ditch cleaning bucket to be supplied with the unit for general maintenance activities, helping to reduce downtime.

The R 9150 mining excavator will complement the customer’s large existing fleet of Liebherr R 9800, R 996 B, R 9400 and R 9250 units operating in the region.

The R 9150 will also have modified walkways and mine monitoring systems fitted additional to the standard specification.