The next generation of wheel loaders is upon us as Liebherr, Newport News, Va., introduces new fuel-efficient, productive wheel loaders with tipping loads over 33,000 lb—the Generation 6 loaders (Circle 905). The introduction of the new models, L566 and L580, coincides with the implementation of the Tier 3 noise and emissions regulations for construction machine engines.
The new wheel loader series features higher power, improved operator comfort and additional safety devices. The heart of the previous range has been retained: the Liebherr travel drive with its innovative 2plus2 technology, which has proven itself in practical applications to be an economical travel-drive system.
The Generation 6 wheel loaders feature an advanced cooling system, which takes into account the increased cooling requirement of the new diesel engines. The cooling system utilizes a hydraulic, cooling-on-demand system with a larger cooling area and an additional fuel-cooling unit. Redesigned hoods and access points maintain quick and easy serviceability and maintenance access.