It’s a stretch with Liebherr’s R960 Demolition crawler excavator
Liebherr’s R960 Demolition high reach crawler excavator has now been rolled out for the first time.
The machine, which has a maximum operating weight of 93.5tonnes, towered over Liebherr’s other models at its outdoor exposition stand. The R960 comes in height configurations of 28m and 33m booms and the attachment weight, including a quick coupler, is up to 3.5tonnes.
The operator has a screen that tells the machine’s position and the exact placing of the tool attachment. This effectively maintains stability of the machine, and so the safety of it and the operator.
Power comes from a Stage IV/Tier 4 Final Liebherr diesel delivering 240 kW (326 hp).
It replaces the R954 C and has Liebherr's new award-winning Demolition Control system as a standard feature. The system automatically ensures safe operation no matter what position of the machine and whatever tool attachment. The operator has information about the machine’s tilt angle and position of the tool.
A smaller model will be introduced likely by the end of 2016 and have a working height of around 20m.