LiuGong intros smallest of next-generation excavators to U.S.: 1.Eight-metric-ton 9018F

The smallest of LiuGong’s new F-series excavators has arrived in the US for seller evaluate.

The 1.Eight-metric-ton 9018F incorporates a retractable undercarriage width from 51 to 39 inches for working in tight areas and for becoming by means of bay doorways. It additionally options diminished tail swing. The narrower width, together with its low top of seven ft 9 inches, makes it simpler to move, the corporate says.

The sixth-generation compact excavator runs on an 18-horsepower Yanmar engine. The hydraulic system is designed to save lots of gas by utilizing 15 to 20 % much less engine energy than its predecessor. The 14.5-gallon-per-minute proportional management valve is designed for higher stream to attachments.

The excavator comes commonplace with a hydraulic thumb. The operator can set hydraulic stream to the thumb and to the hammer shear from the in-cab monitor, the corporate says. Auxiliary hydraulic features are managed by electrical proportional solenoids.

Machine features are managed by joysticks and journey pedals. The operator can now change journey velocity whereas nonetheless holding the blade management throughout backfilling and dozer operation by urgent the highest of the deal with to pick out both excessive or low velocity.

The excavator comes outfitted with a cover design or a closed pressurized cab with heater and window defroster. The corporate says most aftermarket applied sciences, like these supplied by Trimble for gradeability, could be put in. Telematics will likely be out there as an aftermarket add-on.

LiuGong says the 9018F is present process analysis and that it meets or exceeds North American requirements. It comes with a three-year/4,000-hour guarantee.


Fast specs

Working weight (with cab): 4,189 lbs.

Customary bucket capability: zero.06 cu. yds.

Bucket/slicing width: 19.5 in.

Bucket breakout drive: 3,597 lb.-ft.

Arms stick drive: 2,023 lb.-ft.

Digging depth: 7 ft. 6 in.

Swing velocity: 9.5 rpm

Arm size: 3 ft. 6 in.

Max dump top: 7 ft. 9 in.

Horizontal attain: 10 ft. 11 in.