Liebherr’s innovative piling rigs at bauma 2019

First published at bauma - April 12, 2019

Leibherr - LB16Liebherr’s innovative LB16 piling rig uses electric power

Liebherr is unveiling innovative new equipment for piling and diaphragm wall work in the shape of its LB16, LB45 and LSC8-18 models. These are aimed at structural works and are said to offer key performance gains over earlier generation equipment from the firm.

Arguably the most notable is the LB16 piling rig, which features all-electric power. With its large upperstructure, the machine has plenty of room for a battery stack and is able to run for a full 10 hour shift before needing a recharge, which can then be carried out overnight. Because of its electric drives it is said to be quieter in operation than conventional machines and is aimed at duties in urban applications where the noise and exhaust emissions of a conventional diesel machine would not be optimal. The firm sees a good potential for all-electric piling equipment for use in congested city sites where emissions regulations are becoming ever more strict. A spokesperson for the company said, “We have one electric piling rig now but we will have more.”

A key feature of the new LB45 piling rig is its increased performance. The machine is also said to be more versatile and manoeuvrable than its predecessor.

Meanwhile the new LSC18-8 slurry wall cutter features a modular design for slurry wall duties with thicknesses of 800-1,800mm. This system is fitted to the firm’s HS8130 crawler crane as standard. Other features include a hydraulic turning device and steering flaps, which are said to optimise working precision.

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