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Lieb­herr re­veals the LRB 16 pil­ing and drilling rig

Earthmovers & Excavators - - News -

Ger­man equip­ment gi­ant Lieb­herr has brought out the LRB 16, an all-round pil­ing and drilling rig de­signed for var­i­ous ap­pli­ca­tions in the deep foun­da­tion sec­tor.

The big rig gets its name from the dis­tance the pil­ing sledge trav­els, which is ap­prox­i­mately 16m. The drill is also avail­able as an LRB 18 with an op­tional longer leader.

Lieb­herr says there has been a spe­cial em­pha­sis on achiev­ing the most com­pact de­sign pos­si­ble for the LRB 16, and the end re­sult is a ma­chine that weighs in at just over 38 tonnes.

The re­sult­ing low ground pres­sure in­creases the ma­chine’s sta­bil­ity, en­sures a quick set-up and gives flex­i­bil­ity in trans­port­ing the ma­chine.

Pow­ered by a 390kW Lieb­herr diesel en­gine con­fig­ured to EU Stage IV/US Tier 4 Fi­nal emis­sions stan­dards, the LRB 16 can de­liver up to 200kN of crowd force.

The LRB 16 has an er­gonom­i­cally de­signed op­er­a­tors’ cab with air-con­di­tion­ing and an or­thopaedic air-sus­pen­sion seat. Real-time ma­chine per­for­mance in­for­ma­tion is dis­played on the ma­chine’s high-res­o­lu­tion mon­i­tor.

The mon­i­tor also dis­plays the cruise con­trol sys­tem, which can be used to au­to­mate pil­ing and drilling pro­cesses.

The LBR 16 also fea­tures au­to­mated ob­sta­cle recog­ni­tion that can de­tect deep ob­sta­cles, pro­tect­ing both at­tach­ment and ma­chine.

Per­for­mance and op­er­a­tional data can be trans­ferred back to the of­fice through Lieb­herr’s LiDat data transmission sys­tem.

The LRB 16’s hy­draulics have been en­gi­neered to max­imise fuel ef­fi­ciency. The sys­tem’s main pumps are op­er­ated by a dis­trib­u­tor gear box, with ax­ial pis­ton vari­able dis­place­ment pumps sup­ply­ing oil on de­mand.

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