LiuGong unveils largest tonnage excavator
China based construction equipment manufacturer LiuGong Machinery has launched its largest tonnage excavator, the 970E at the 13th Beijing International Construction Machinery Exhibition and Seminar (BICES) last year.
LiuGong says the new 70 tonne model is built with the latest component technologies and is suited to large scale quarrying and mining operations.
The 970E features a Tier 2 Cummins QSX15 engine and the latest Kawasaki hydraulic components for maximum efficiency.
It also carries with it LiuGong’s new-generation electronic controller specifically optimised for the 970E to ensure the engine and hydraulics are matched exactly to the application for the lowest fuel consumption.
During the design process, LiuGong utilised finite element analysis technology and dynamic simulations to carry out fatigue analysis to all major structural parts of the 970E including the operating device, slewing platform, moving frame and bucket to ensure high durability overall.
The new model also features centralised lubrication for a longer lifecycle and easily accessible diesel particulate filter and air cleaner for servicing purposes.
In addition to the 970E, LiuGong also presented 16 other machines including several other excavator models, its wheel loaders, rollers, motor graders, backhoes, bulldozers, skid steer loaders and mining equipment.
The BICES 2013 ran from October 15-18, and is scheduled to return to Beijing in 2015.
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