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Liebherr LH 120 C Joins Line-Up

Thu June 09, 2011 - National Edition
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Specially designed for bulk material handling, the LH 120 C is the first of a new line of material handlers to be added to Liebherr’s range. Weighing approximately 297,600 lb (135,000 kg), the new machine is the result of a development process that takes practical material handling requirements into account, according to the manufacturer.

Special attention has been devoted to the machine’s design in order to optimize its functions while retaining well-defined, brand-specific styling features. The model series to which it belongs has been named “Liebherr Handler”.

A versatile machine with high handling power that can transfer bulk material from one point to another, the LH 120 C is an alternative to the dockside crane systems.

The modular-element principle adopted for both the basic machine and its working equipment provides solutions for a wide range of operating requirements. For seaport applications, the LH 120 C is obtainable in a high-rise version; for canals and inland waterways the standard version without raised tower will normally prove entirely satisfactory. The flexibility of the machine helps to achieve high handling rates together with low costs per ton of material handled, according to the manufacturer.

Various undercarriage configurations and cab heights make this Liebherr handler ideal for loading and discharging from a wide variety of ships, from barges to the Handy size class. The maxi-mum working radius is 83 ft. 8 in. (25.5 m).

Liebherr components and assemblies designed and manufactured in-house, including the LH 120 C’s multi-circuit hydraulics and the Liebherr diesel engine, are precisely suited to the ma-chine’s needs; they ensure extended working life and a high level of economy. As well as reduced engine speeds, hydraulic hoses and components of generous cross-section help to keep fuel consumption to a minimum.

The LH 120 C handler is powered by a 543 hp (400 kW) Liebherr diesel engine. The crawler undercarriage, which is of approximately equal length and width, guarantees high stability for this machine, according to the manufacturer.

Like the current Liebherr crawler excavator model family, the LH 120 C has positive control multi-circuit hydraulics for optimal reliability and rapid load movement cycles. Since working movements can be performed individually or cumulatively, efficient use is made of the energy input; this is confirmed by the machine’s reduced fuel consumption.

Two separate temperature-controlled cooling fans maintain the hydraulic fluid, air, water and fuel temperatures at the optimal levels. Also separate, the radiator circuit too is temperature-controlled for maximum efficiency.

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