The L 580 made its mark with high fuel efficiency

Liebherr-Werk Bischofshofen presented the L 580 at Bauma 1998 which attracted a great deal of attention due to its low fuel consumption. “Up to eight litres less fuel consumed per operating hour!”, promised the largest Liebherr wheel loader at the time, the L 580. The computer-controlled power-shift transmission together with the optimised switching characteristics and drive train were responsible for the diesel savings and earned the L 580 and its wheel loader peers the affectionate nickname of “diesel piggy bank”.

But it wasn't just the diesel consumption that made competitors at the time stop and listen. The design of the largest wheel loader was also fundamentally revised. Even though the design had always had a functional use, for maximum drive comfort, Liebherr installed the cab on the rear vehicle for the first time. This solution is still in use today.

  • In 1998, the L 580 was the largest Liebherr wheel loader

    In 1998, the L 580 was the largest Liebherr wheel loader

  • At Bauma 1998, Liebherr presented the L 580 "diesel piggy bank": L 580 operators saved up to 8 litres in each hour of operation

    At Bauma 1998, Liebherr presented the L 580 "diesel piggy bank": L 580 operators saved up to 8 litres in each hour of operation

  • Liebherr-Werk Bischofshofen GmbH as a centre of excellence for wheel loaders

    The anniversary underlines the sustainable development of the Liebherr-Werk Bischofshofen GmbH, the world's centre of excellence for Liebherr wheel loaders. Liebherr has been developing, manufacturing and selling wheel loaders in Bischofshofen since the end of the 1980s. Find out more about the centre of excellence for wheel loaders here. more

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