Liebherr Presents New Material Handlers

At this year’s Bauma exhibition (October 24 – 30, 2022; Trade Fair Center Messe München), Liebherr will present material handlers for diverse applications.

With the LH 22 M Industry Litronic Liebherr – one of the largest construction machine manufacturers in the world – presents a material handler for efficient use in tree care and the timber industry. Furthermore, the Swiss-based corporate company exhibits two representatives of its electric material handlers: the LH 26 M Industry E with battery-operated Mobility Kit and the LH 150 M Port E with a new, mobile gantry portal undercarriage.

LH 26 M Industry E
This material handler can also be used in recycling in addition to applications in scrap handling. The wired electric material handler is equipped with a battery-operated Mobility Kit for temporary operation independent of the mains.

According to the manufacturer, examples of its possible applications are the handling, unloading and sorting of waste paper, waste wood and waste materials. “High machine availability is guaranteed with the innovative recycling package from Liebherr,” the company underlined. “The reversible fan increases the productive work time, while the radiator and protective grid can be blown by the reversal of the fan‘s direction of rotation. The separate position of the climate condenser maximizes the air stream in the radiator and fan unit to guarantee a high level of reliability even in very dusty conditions.”

The LH 26 E on display is configured with a 6.60-meter straight boom and a 4.50-meter stick with tilt geometry. It is fitted with a Liebherr SG 25B sorter grab (capacity: 0.75 cubic meters) and perforated shells with a width of 1,000 millimeters. “This model also features the height-adjustable hydraulic operator‘s cab,” Liebherr gave account. “The cable feed operates with a cable winding system that allows the machine to move safely within a working radius of 40 meters, or more upon request.”

LH 150 M Port E
The machine is specially designed for handling bulk goods and general cargo in ports. It is equipped with an electric drive and has an operating weight of around 165 tons. With the 400 kW electric motor, it can reach an overall system capacity of 614 kW together with the ERC system, the producer informed. “The electrical drive concept of the material handler is low maintenance, quiet, environmentally friendly and independent of exhaust gas regulations.” The machines presented at Bauma will be provided with a 16.5-meter-long, angled boom and a 15-meter-long straight stick. “The fully automatic MH 110B quick coupling system allows attachments to be changed quickly, comfortably and safely from the operator‘s cab,” the internationally active company stated. “The Liebherr GMZ 120 clamshell bucket with fill volume of 8 m³ and the Liebherr GMM 120-5 multi-tine grapple with fill volume of 3 m³ round off the configuration.”

Another highlight was the height-adjustable double-articulated hydraulic operator‘s cab that could be moved forward for comfortable entry and exit. “With the flexible eye point, the machine operator always has an optimal view of the working area, which boosts the productivity of the machine.”

(Published in GLOBAL RECYCLING Magazine 3/2022, Page 54, Photo: Liebherr)