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Steinexpo 2023: Alternative drives and digitalisation in quarrying

For Liebherr, Steinexpo has been an important trade exhibition in the earthmoving and quarrying sector for many years.

This year, too, the group will give visitors an insight into the product highlights and solutions for quarries and mines. Liebherr will be represented at Steinexpo with over ten machines from its earthmoving and mining product segments.

In addition to the products on static display and presented in live shows, the main focus of Liebherr’s presence will also be on alternative drives and the latest developments in the field of digitalisation.

Alternative drive technologies for the extraction industry

At the exhibition, the group will present, among other things, its work on electric and hydrogen-based drives specifically for the use of machines in the extraction industry.

In heavy-duty applications in particular, promising opportunities are opening up with hydrogen-based drives that offer representative ranges with high overall performance. The use of low-emission alternative fuels, such as HVO (hydrotreated vegetable oil), which can already be already used in the majority of Liebherr machines, will be also showcased.

One exhibition highlight is Liebherr’s first hydrogen combustion engine. The H966 was developed by the components product segment for demonstration and field trials and is based on port fuel injection technology (also known as PFI). The results achieved using this technology show the great future potential of hydrogen-based drives and speak in favour of using such drives, especially for off-road applications. In addition, Liebherr will be presenting an innovative solution for the mobile refuelling of construction machinery with gaseous hydrogen together with Maximator Hydrogen GmbH.

Powerful and all-terrain dump truck

The TA 230 Litronic articulated dump truck will be on display at Steinexpo in both the static exhibition and the live show. The robust and durable dump truck is specially designed for demanding use in the quarrying industry and for overburden transport. In addition, the machine offers a wide range of optional equipment, especially for the tough and wear-intensive use in quarries, as well as assistance systems.

The Liebherr PR 756 Generation 8 dozer demonstrates in the live demo the advantages offered by modern assistance systems.

Modern assistance systems make work easier: efficient dozers for extraction

In practical use, the PR 756 Generation 8 dozer shows in the live demo the advantages and possibilities offered by modern assistance systems. They make the driver’s work easier and at the same time enable safe and economical use of the machine.

In addition to the Liebherr Silent Design, which enables particularly quiet operation, the revised electronically controlled hydrostatic drive with EcoMode allows for even greater fuel efficiency. The hydrostatic drive concept, which is standard in the new Generation 8 dozers, also enables significant cost savings for the customer thanks to the efficiency improvements.

Efficient and safe: Powerful wheel loaders with various assistance systems

Liebherr is showing its largest wheel loader at steinexpo, the L 586 XPower®, which weighs around 33 tonnes.

With the mid-sized L 546 at the booth and the large L 586 XPower in the live demonstration, two particularly powerful Liebherr wheel loaders will be presented. Both machines feature efficient and powerful drive technologies and are available with innovative assistance systems.

The L 586 XPower, for example, is equipped with a weighing system developed by Liebherr that provides the driver with numerous information and enables the weighing data to be evaluated via Liebherr’s LiDAT fleet management portal, which, among other things, provides an overview with relevant machine and application data. The L 546 exhibited at steinexpo is equipped with the active person detection and thus significantly increases safety in the quarry.

The exhibition will also features R 915 100 t mining excavators, the 18.7 m3 capacity bucket for an R 9350 and various technologies, products and solutions for modern mining can be explored in a virtual mine.

Lower fuel consumption: improved crawler excavators in the 70 to 100 t class

The new R 992 crawler excavator will also be on show. Like the entire product range of 70 to 100 t excavators, it is characterised by optimised performance data, increased driving comfort, new assistance functions and low fuel consumption after numerous improvements.


The new and patented Liebherr Power Efficiency (PE) – Engine Control system contributes to the latter in particular. Particularly suitable for use in mining or quarrying is, among other things, the crawler excavator R 978 SME, equipped with a new frame and further optional services, which will be demonstrated in the demo shows. An R 992 Generation 8 complements the crawler excavator range at the exhibition in the static exhibit area.

For more information about Liebherr at Steinexpo 2023 as well as the availability of the latest Liebherr equipment for local market such as TA 230 articulated dump truck, L 586 XPower wheel loader, contact Liebherr-Australia, Earthmoving and Material Handling Division via 1800 033 300 or email us at

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