Liebherr has launched its R 9600 hydraulic mining excavator, which introduces assistance systems and semi-automated capabilities to the mining industry.
The R 9600 features two QSK50 Cummins engines, which have Liebherr’s LPE (Liebherr power efficiency) solutions to save on fuel costs.
The LPE solutions allow the engine of the 600-tonne excavator to reduce fuel consumption without impacting productivity.
Engines for emission-regulated regions are also available, which reduce nitrogen oxide by injecting a liquid reductant into the excavator’s exhaust system. Liebherr also expects an electric drive version of the powertrain to be available in the future.
The R 9600 excavator was trialled by BHP and Thiess, proving worthy of entering production for the global market.