LiuGong showcased its newest battery electric wheel loader for the North American market at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2023. The LiuGong 856H-E MAX Wheel Loader is part of the company’s range of electric construction vehicles worldwide.
“The industry is talking about battery electric vehicles at a greater volume than in years past, particularly going into the show,” said Andrew Ryan, president, LiuGong North America. “LiuGong is the world’s largest manufacturer of wheel loaders, so it makes sense for our company to lead the industry in the adoption and application of battery technology.”
The 856H-E MAX has already proven its reliability in the field, with more than 2,000 electric wheel loaders operating in the world’s toughest conditions as of October 2022, and exponential growth expected. Its reliability is reinforced by the IP67-rated wiring harness and waterproof integrated battery package. All of that is backed by a standard five-year or 10,000-hour warranty for battery, motor and controller.
The 856H-E MAX battery electric vehicle thrives in work sites where traditional combustion engines aren’t allowed, or in fixed site operations where investments in charging infrastructure make sense.
In addition to making work easier, the new electric technologies are also environmentally conscious while offering a competitive total cost of ownership. The 856H-E MAX consumes zero fuel, produces zero emissions and creates significantly lower noise and vibrations.
Specifications and Key Details
The 856H-E MAX features intelligent controls and a human-centric design for a superior operator experience. This includes load-sensing hydraulics, an EAT700 transmission with electro-proportional valve for fast, smooth shifting and independent control of the dual-motor drive for maximum hydraulic lift.
The LiuGong Intelligent Auto Digging System automatically carries out repetitive digging cycles to reduce operator fatigue. Its electric control box also improves transmission efficiency compared to conventional machines.
The vehicle was designed around the operator to provide the highest levels of safety, visibility and comfort. Its cab has full ROPS protection and significantly reduces dust and noise contamination.
Powering the 856H-E MAX is a 432-kWh, large capacity, lithium-ion phosphate battery from world-leading battery manufacturer CATL. The machine is capable of 10 hours of working time for light applications and eight hours for heavy applications. It also features an Intelligent Battery Management System that can be fast charged in 90 minutes (1.5 hours).