Liebherr 42 M5 XXT concrete pump options Powerbloc drive that may be changed in 2.5 hours

The brand new Liebherr 42 M5 XXT truck-mounted concrete pump debuts the corporate’s  Powerbloc drive unit, which it says combines the very best options of open and closed hydraulic programs. Liebherr unveiled the pump on the World of Concrete this week in Las Vegas.

Liebherr explains the Powerbloc drive unit this fashion: most concrete pumps use alternating pistons that drive cups to maneuver concrete via a growth. The pistons, in flip, are related to hydraulic cylinders which might be powered with excessive strain oil, which supplies the power to pump concrete.

Typical hydraulic programs function both an open or closed circuit design. Though Liebherr has sometimes used an open design on its concrete pumps, it says the sort of system additionally takes up extra space, requires extra oil and weighs extra. A closed circuit setup addresses these issues however incorporates extra elements and is subsequently extra advanced, says the corporate.

With the brand new Liebherr Powerbloc drive unit, all hydraulic switching and measuring parts are  built-in, which the corporate says eliminates quite a few hydraulic hoses together with different components. The Powerbloc is powered by a semi-closed hydraulic circuit. Because of this, the oil quantity is diminished and the system weighs much less and is extra environment friendly, quiet and secure, says the corporate.

The one-piece Liebherr Powerbloc drive is powered by a semi-closed hydraulic circuit.

One important benefit of the one-piece Powerbloc unit is that it may be taken out and changed with a brand new unit in 2 half of hours, says Clint Nichols, regional gross sales supervisor, Liebherr Concrete Know-how.  “This has drastically decreased the period of time it takes to service the drive unit,” he says. And the Powerbloc may be rebuilt after which utilized by house owners as stand-by spares.

The unit additionally has 90 p.c fewer hydraulic traces, Nichols provides: “There are mainly two predominant traces, a feed and return, and the remaining is difficult piping.”

The Powerbloc additionally frees up deck house on the truck deck, house that can be utilized for hauling different gear, Nichols says. Will probably be customary on all Liebherr concrete pumps going ahead.


Further 42 M5 XXT options

Geared up with a five-piece multi-folding mast, the machine has an unfolding peak of beneath 28.2 toes and a vertical attain of 135 toes.

Liebherr is utilizing its XXT outrigger help system on the 42 M5 XXT, providing security and stability in any place because of the direct load switch, in accordance with the corporate. A redesigned rear finish permits quick access to the pump for operation and upkeep.