After a number of evolutionary changes, Liebherr has christened its new 400-ton payload truck, the T 282 C. The successor to the company’s T 282 B, the unit features a new cast frame, axle box, and cab, as well as a drive system designed and built by Liebherr. Engine options include the MTU DD 20V4000 or the Cummins QSK 78. Its top speed is 40 miles per hour.
Volvo Construction Equipment featured its OptiShift driveline system designed to optimize fuel savings by up to 15 percent. OptiShift includes a new torque converter with lock up and free wheel stator, as well as Volvo’s patented reverse by braking function. It will be rolled out across Volvo’s L150F, L180F, and L220F wheel loaders. Some of OptiShift’s benefits include faster loading cycles, increased operator comfort, better drive response, increased hill climbing performance, better deceleration comfort, and less loading stress on the torque converter and transmission.
New backhoe loader generation
JCB unveiled a new generation of backhoe loaders that are said to offer average fuel savings ranging from 6 to 16 percent at typical daily work rates. The fuel efficiency is largely achieved through the introduction of a new EcoDig system that incorporates three hydraulic pumps. The loaders feature a re-styled counterweight and vertical grille design, as well as a sloping hood that improves forward visibility. Other improvements include a more comfortable cab and power brakes that provide proportional braking and fuel economy improvements.
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