LiuGong and Dressta will showcase a 20-machine line up of equipment designed for the world’s toughest conditions. This line-up is said to demonstrates the company’s capability to deliver machines for every major application; mining, quarry and aggregate, demolition, material handling, utilities, landscaping, road and highway and agriculture – although there will be no shortage of earthmoving equipmet.
The six new machines making their Bauma debut include new wheeled loaders, excavators, and two new dozers from Dressta. LiuGong and Dressta say that their principal aim at the show is to gain insight into what customers really need.
The new 909 ECR excavator has been designed in close co-operation with UK plant hire customers to fill a gap in the UK’s rapidly growing rental market. The 909ECR is able to use a wide variety of attachments, ranging from buckets to hammers, in road and inner-city applications.
The 848H wheeled loader with new Ergo transmission delivers multi-tool flexibility with maximum power, minimum emissions and a safe operator environment. The new Cummins QSB6.7 combined with a wet axel and a 5-speed transmission, with a lock-up clutch torque converter as standard, complies with Stage 4 regulations.
Advanced load sensing hydraulics and auto shift transmission are said to ensure rapid cycle times. Productivity is said to be further enhanced by LiuGong’s quick coupler which enables fast and easy swapping of attachments.
With a new Stage V engine, the 856H wheeled loader brings LiuGong’s performance capability to customers in material handling and aggregate preparation. As well as complying with the latest EU Emissions regulations, customer clinics also highlighted load and carry and cycle speeds as crucial to the success of machines in this segment.
An ergonomically designed joystick is said to further enhance the operator comfort and increases total productivity. Silicone oil shock absorbers improve the ride quality over the roughest terrain and help prevent material spillage.
The 890H wheeled loader has a Cummins Stage 4 engine designed to develop more power at low speed, maximising torque output. The power shift transmission and advanced load sensing hydraulics combine to deliver superior breakout force with speed and agility. Efficiency is said to be improved further by the Intelligent Power Cut Off function, which improves braking and supports the hydraulics in reducing fuel consumption.
The UK industrial design team along with R&D conducted customer research into the operator’s world before designing the new TD-15 and TD-25 crawler dozers.
The TD-15 is a new machine which benefits from a Stage V compliant powertrain and has been designed to offer maximum versatility through the widest choice of frame structures and blades. New load sensing steering provides precise blade and ripper control and is said to reduce fuel consumption up to 10%. The TD-15 also benefits from a new cab design.
The TD-25 dozer is a new machine in which visibility and safety are said to have been improved, with 30% more glass in the cab and the inclusion of rear cameras. A new Bogie undercarriage design delivers comfort for the operator, especially on extreme rocky application and still delivers the best in class drawbar pull and productivity. The operator environment has been improved within the pressurised cab, with special attention on the operational ergonomics to improve efficiency and reduce fatigue.