Capital Equipment News June 2019
driver to focus on the steering wheel at all times,” says Taylor, adding that this significantly contributes to efficient and safe working. These features were recently recognised when the new T46-7 model was awarded two design prizes even before its official market launch. The German Design Council named the model as the winner of the renowned “German Design Award 2018” in the transportation category, especially for its ideal visibility and dynamic appearance. It also won the “Red Dot Product Design Award 2017”. Meanwhile, a wide range of options allows the new telescopic handlers to be configured for specific applications. For example, Liebherr offers ex-works a reversible fan for cleaning the radiator and additional safety guards or covers for the travel drive and main frame. This is complemented by several other features such as the automatic pressure relief of the working hydraulics to make replacing tool attachments simple; an additional hydraulic circuit for actuating further functions on the boom head; as well as a separate control option for the hydraulic oil flow rate in the working hydraulics. b
Different machine hitches are offered for all models in the new generation of Liebherr telescopic handler models ex-works.
through the Claas distribution network. Kudumba says the agreement with Claas expands the OEM’s sales potential, especially into the agricultural sector, in addition to its traditional target segments of the construction sector. A few units have already been sold locally to the agricultural sector through the Claas distribution network. Key features In line with today’s machine designs where feedback from customers informs the design process, Liebherr says application-specific user requirements were used as crucial design criteria for its new generation of telehandlers. Greater visibility, as well as intuitive and convenient operation, were particularly of special focus during the design process. “The machines’ design guarantees ideal visibility of the load to the front, as well as to the side and the rear. This helps with high machine productivity and ensures optimum safety,” says Kudumba. Visibility is particularly achieved through the very low linkage point of the telescopic boom and by the edges, which slope outwards, and therefore the engine bonnet which follows the line of sight. With an all- round windscreen and the narrow internal ROPS/FOPS guard which is adapted to the line of sight, the cab contributes to providing the best view of the load. Based on Liebherr’s understanding that a comfortable operator is a productive one, several design aspects pay attention to intuitive operation, comfort and ergonomics. “The 5-in-1 joystick installed in the value models, or the multifunctional joystick integrated into the S models, enables all essential operating functions to be carried out using single-arm operation to allow the
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