Liebherr loaders with X factor

By Mike Hayes10 March 2021

German manufacturing giant launches two updated XPower wheeled loaders

The L556 wheeled loader with a high-lift configuration

The German manufacturing giant has unveiled two updated versions of its XPower wheeled loaders – the L 550 XPower and the L556 XPower.

The company said a number of changes have been made to the machines, in terms of performance optimisation, power and durability.

Both machines are equipped with Liebherr’s power-split travel drive, which has had its power boosted by increased engine power, potentially leading to lower fuel consumption when accelerating or penetrating material.

The company is offering four lift-arm versions of the new loaders, with z-bar kinematics and industrial kinematics both having standard and high-lift configurations.

Whichever version customers choose, Liebherr says the arms have been overhauled, with the steel construction reinforced.

This overhauling has increased the tip load of the machines, allowing for larger buckets. The fully automatic LIKUFIX quick coupler system is also available on the new models, so operators can simply and safely switch mechanical and hydraulic attachments and tools from inside the cab.

Optional extras on the new loaders include assistance systems such as active personnel detection at the rear and a new braking assistant, designed to increase safety.

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