ConExpo-Con/Agg: Liebherr TA 230 Litronic Articulated Truck

Liebherr presented the TA 230 Litronic, a representative of the new generation of articulated dump trucks, at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2023. The new TA 230 has been redeveloped based on comprehensive market research and customer feedback, featuring state-of-the-art technology. 

This model has been tested to the limits through extensive evaluation phases to meet the highest quality standards. The result: An excellent product with a new design, which presents maximum quality and reliability. It offers optimum performance and efficiency and provides the utmost comfort.

The extremely robust, powerful and all-terrain machine is primarily designed for heavy hauling and rugged off-road use. The articulated dump trucks are also a useful assistant for larger infrastructure projects. Due to their optimal structure gauge, they can also be used for special applications, such as tunnel construction. 

The TA 230 Litronic is designed with customers in mind and developed for various off-road applications. A new design for the front-end providing a large, sloped angle creates maximum ground clearance for superior off-road performance. The powershift transmission of the TA 230 Litronic is positioned safely and compactly under the operator’s cab, and the exhaust gas aftertreatment is safely installed behind the operator’s cab in a space-saving manner.

The newly designed, solid articulated swivel joint creates excellent off-road capability allowing independent movements of the front and rear, thus ensuring maximum maneuverability. The strong swivel joint with tapered roller bearing is perfect for the sheer stresses that arise during use, withstands maximum loads and provides optimal force distribution. For maximum ground clearance, the TA230 has front axle suspension with A-rods and shock absorbers at the articulated swivel joint and separate and oscillating A-rods on the rear axles.

A powerful 6-cylinder engine with a displacement of 732 in³ (12 litres) and 355 hp/265 kW comes standard in the TA 230 Litronic and is Tier 4f compliant. A robust and powerful drivetrain with automatic eight-speed powershift transmission ensures optimal force distribution. With the actively controlled longitudinal differential locks, automatic traction control is also available for the TA 230 Litronic. As soon as a slip occurs at an axle, the torque is transferred to the axle or axles with traction. The Liebherr articulated truck offers excellent driving performance and pulling force, even on the most challenging terrain. Maximum safety is ensured due to excellent road adhesion.

The large and robust body of the TA 230 Litronic is designed for effective transport. Numerous improvements have been made for quick and efficient loading and unloading and safe transport of material. The front of the dump bed is straight, and the sides are optimized for wheel loaders to load with ease across the entire length. A standard, innovative weighing system shows the current payload during the loading process on the display in the operator’s cab. A loading light on both sides at the back of the operator’s cab shows the loading level outdoors.

To accelerate the release of the material during unloading, the inner edges of the body are tapered and optional body heating with exhaust gas management makes unloading easier in cooler temperatures. The two side tipping cylinders give the TA 230 high tipping pressure. The load can be tipped against the slope easily and quickly. During transportation the long chute at the end of the dump bed also ensures minimal material loss and thanks to the wide opening of the optional tailgate, tipping of large and bulky material is easily possible.

With the intelligent machine check-up and a service-oriented machine design, the TA 230 Litronic offers an optimized maintenance concept. The Liebherr dump truck automatically performs daily checks due to sensor technology. The machine runs through an inspection catalogue at the start, where levels of engine oil, coolant and the central lubrication system, are checked. Any deviations are shown on the display in the operator’s cab. As a result, the daily set-up times can be reduced, costs can be saved and the durability of the components can be extended.

The electrohydraulic opening hood, as well as an integrated folding ladder with non-slip steps provide easy, safe and clear access to the entire engine compartment. All relevant service points are visible and easily accessible. Maintenance work can be performed comfortably and safely from a platform. Refueling with fuel or urea solution is also done easily and safely from the ground.

Liebherr USA Co.,

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