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More beef for Liebherr’s compact baggers

The 2020 generation of Liebherr wheeled excavators are Stage V compliant, so are cleaner than ever, but they are also beefier thanks to their added stability features

The A 910 Compact Litronic and A 912 Compact Litronic wheeled excavators are the two smallest models in the Liebherr Compact range from the Liebherr-Hydraulikbagger factor in Kirchdorf an der Iller, Germany.

The A 910 Compact has an operating weight from 12.1 to 13.1 tonnes and an engine power of 85 kW / 116 hp. The A 912 Compact is the next biggest machine with an operating weight from 13.0 to 14.2 tonnes and an engine power of 90 kW / 122 hp.

With their reduced tailswing, they are aimed at congested urban sites. The tail swing for the two Compact wheeled excavators is only 1675 mm. In addition, the front swing radius was reduced by another 70 mm so that the entire envelope circle is under five metres for both machines.

The optional all-wheel steering and crab steering offer significantly increased manoeuvrability and flexibility in confined spaces. With the all-wheel steering the steering lock of the front and rear axles is effected in the opposite direction so that only a very small turning radius is needed during steering, Liebherr says. In crab steering the steering lock of the front and rear axles is effected in the same direction so that the machine can move sideways.

The 4-cylinder in-line engines have an emission control system that combines a diesel oxidation catalyst and a diesel particulate filter with an SCR catalytic converter. The Liebherr Power Efficiency technology enables machine operation in the range of the lowest specific fuel usage for lower consumption and greater efficiency with the same performance.

In the course of the changeover to the new Stage V exhaust emissions standard, the counterweight for the A 910 Compact and A 912 Compact was increased, bringing enhanced stability and lift capacities.

To further increase stability, the two Compact wheeled excavators are available with different supports. For soft or sandy ground the sturdy and radially guided stabiliser blade acts as a stability aid thanks to the large contact area. On solid ground the outriggers provide optimal stability. On uneven terrain, the split blade support is also suitable thanks to the individually or jointly controllable blade elements. The stabiliser blade, outriggers and split blade are available in different combinations.

Sheffield recycler switches from Liebherr to Atlas scrap handler

Sheffield based Norwood Metals has recently taken delivery of its first new Atlas scrap-handling machine.

Norwood Metals processes more than 12,000 tonnes of metals per year at its yard on the outskirts of Killamarsh, near Sheffield. And for almost two decades of trading it has used material handling equipment from the likes of Hymac and Poclain before settling in more recent times on Liebherr machines.

With the requirement for a replacement front-line material handler beckoning, managing director Jamie Hull looked at a variety of leading manufacturers before deciding to buy to a new 350MH from nearby Atlas dealer, TDL.

“We keep our cranes on front-line duties for up to 10 years and wanted a reliable, productive and economical loader,” he says. “The specification of the Atlas along with testimonials from other users and a very comprehensive package put forward by TDL Equipment gave us the confidence in changing brands.”

The 36-tonne machine has replaced a similar sized Liebherr handler and has impressed the operations team at Norwood since its arrival earlier in 2019. Regular operator Pete Jacques has been operating machinery for more than 40 years and reckons the Atlas is the smoothest he has operated for a while.

Powered by a Deutz 6-cylinder, 245hp diesel engine, the Atlas 350MH is a dedicated material handler from the ground up. The five-metre long heavy-duty chassis is fitted with heavy-duty axles fitted, each rated at 56 tonnes and is fitted with a pair of hydraulic stabilisers at each end.

The large diameter slew ring supports the upper structure complete with its hydraulically elevating cabin, which lifts the driver’s eye-line from almost three metres up to 5.5 metres. The cabin has bullet-proof glazing and a substantial ROPS and FOPS guard. It is also pressurised to stop the ingress of dust.

The 6.1 litre engine sits low inside the upper structure, allowing the operator a relatively unimpeded view across the rear of the machine. Large gullwing canopies open up on either side of the body to allow unrestricted access to the cooling pack on one side and the hydraulic system on the other.

A key feature on the loader is a reversing fan on the cooling pack. Automatically engaged, the fan clears the radiator cores at regular intervals, lowering the build-up of dust and debris that would eventually decrease the machine’s performance.

Front end equipment on the 350MH comprises of a 10.6-metre straight boom with a 7.75-metre stick and is completed with a five-tine grab with a 1.5 m3 capacity.

The day-to-day operations carried out at the yard require the Atlas to undertake the majority of stacking and sorting operations. A number of smaller material handlers sort incoming material whilst the bulk of the work falls to the Atlas – including the loading of bulk tippers when time comes to remove the material to an end processor.

The machine’s performance from day one has impressed the team at Norwood. “It’s proving to be a reliable and productive machine,” Jamie Hull says.

Liebherr develops augmented reality app

Liebherr has developed an app for augmented reality (AR), bringing virtual construction sites to life.

It is available free of charge on all AR-enabled Apple and Android devices

The Liebherr AR Experience projects digital 3D data onto your real-life surroundings with the help of augmented reality. Three different virtual construction sites can be anchored on any horizontal surface in the room and viewed from any perspective.

“Every desk, every windowsill, every bar counter or every floor can become the stage for the Liebherr AR Experience,” Liebherr says. “Different scenes that run like a three-dimensional film can be played for each construction site. Here, the observers become the camera crew.”

The app has been developed by Liebherr-Werk Nenzing, the part of the group that makes piling rigs and crawler cranes in Austria. The app therefore contains scenes and content relating to heavy lifting, material handling and deep foundation work.

Difficult, complex tasks are presented and explained, simply and comprehensibly, Liebherr says.

Using the augmented reality app, you can experience how the HS 8200 duty-cycle crawler crane handles an extremely heavy dragline, for example. In fact, more can be seen using the app than in reality since with the LRB 16 drilling rig it reveals not only what is happening above the ground but also below.

Liebherr’s AR app is available from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.