Liebherr’s new mid-size wheel loaders feature new lift arm for more power
By Catrin JonesApril 20, 2022
Liebherr has redeveloped its range of mid-sized wheel loaders with three new models in the latest Generation 8 series - L 526, L 538 and L 546 - said to have a significant increase in performance.
Liebherr says the newly designed lift arm ensures maximum breakout, holding and lowering forces. The new series will feature optimized Z-bar kinematics and improved working hydraulics, in addition to a range of lift arms for various challenges.
The new series is said to benefit from active personnel detection with a brake assistant or a fully automatic LIKUFIX quick-coupler system.
This optional brake assistance system is to warn the machine operator visually on the display and with acoustic signals of dangers in the rear area of the wheel loader. Liebherr says the assistance system can independently distinguish between humans and objects using smart sensors.
Liebherr has added more powerful engines which provide higher maximum torque at a lower nominal speed. In doing so, the company reports this will increase efficiency while offering the same low fuel consumption.