LiuGong is offering a 50tonne class excavator
LiuGong's 50tonne class 950E excavator is a notable launch
LiuGong Machinery is exhibiting two of its key excavators at Conexpo, the 922D and 950E. The 950E model is aimed at the 50tonne excavator class of particular importance as it takes LiuGong’s range into a new segment for large earthmoving duties.
The 950E can be configured for mass excavation applications such as truck loading and the standard model features a 3.2m3 bucket although other application-specific buckets are also offered. Power comes from a 298kW Cummins diesel and models available for sale in North America (or Europe) are being fitted with Tier 4 compliant versions of the engine. The machine is offered with LiuGong’s sophisticated intelligent power control system, which optimises hydraulic performance according to the company.
The system increases working efficiency and productivity while reducing fuel consumption. It is also said to allow more precise control for fine finishing work. The cab layout is said to be comfortable and ergonomic, with large glass areas for good all-round visibility. Other features of the 950E include high efficiency, reliability, ease of maintenance and a good return on investment, according to the company. The 922D meanwhile is aimed at the highly competitive market for 21tonne excavators.
LiuGong is now a major player in the off-highway equipment market and in 2012, the company generated US$2 billion in sales revenue. The company now has a Total of 24 manufacturing facilities worldwide, with a growing network of more than 400 dealers across six continents in over 130 countries and over 2,650 sales outlets around the world.