8 June 2020, 11:07
Generation 8 supersedes a Liebherr R 954 C after 16,000 operating hours
New R 956: For work in earthmoving and truck loading
More than 40 Liebherr earthmoving machines in operation with Luxembourg's largest public construction work company
After 11 years and 16,000 hours of loyal service, the R 954 C crawler excavator purchased by the Félix Giorgetti Sàrl family business has been replaced by the latest model, the Generation 8 R 938. A new R 956 will soon be joining it specifically for extensive earthmoving and truck loading.
The operator really appreciates the comfort of the R 956. Less fatigue means greater productivity on site. The crawler excavator has an operating weight of around 56 tonnes and features a spacious, air-conditioned cab. Its pneumatic seat has vertical and longitudinal spring suspension. The high-resolution 7" colour touchscreen is especially easy to operate. The machine also impresses with a completely lowering windscreen and innovative LED lighting as standard. The low noise emissions, both inside and outside the cab, are another major benefit for the driver and for personnel working close to the machine.
The stage V diesel engine has an output of 240 kW (326 hp), making the R 956 extremely powerful, fast and flexible. The crawler excavator boasts high excavation and breakout forces whilst also being smooth and precise in operation. The mechanical connection between the swivel mechanism and the slew ring gives the excavator an especially high swing torque and a high swivel rate, which greatly improves work cycles.
The R 956 operated by Félix Giorgetti Sàrl also features an integrated GPS guidance system and the optional "coming home / leaving home" lighting, which is used to time-control the lighting of the machine.
An upgrade to Generation 8 with the R 938 crawler excavator
The company was also searching for a completely new machine to deliver excellent performance. The obvious choice was the R 938, also from the new Liebherr Generation 8 range. Compared to the previous generation, the excavation forces and tractive forces of the undercarriage and the swing torque of the uppercarriage have been significantly increased. In addition the load curve and inertia of the swivel drive have been optimised to reduce fuel consumption.
Like the R 956, the comfort of the cab is what the operator especially appreciates. The low fuel consumption of the R 938, thanks to the stage V Liebherr 4-cylinder in-line engine, also guarantees maximum efficiency and cost effectiveness in operation.
Félix Giorgetti stresses that the added value of the Leica GPS guidance system for high-precision earthmoving with a clear and easy-to-operate user interface.
Liebherr in the service of Giorgetti
The Félix Giorgetti Sàrl family business was founded in Luxembourg in 1937 and is currently managed by the third generation. It has a workforce of 1700 employees and operates in particular in civil engineering and in public construction work. In 1994, the company purchased its first Liebherr wheeled excavator, the A 902 Litronic. As time progressed, the partnership developed. Liebherr excavators continue to make up the lion's share of the company fleet. The smaller units, the R 956 and the R 938, guarantee maximum comfort for the operator coupled with high performance and efficiency. Félix Giorgetti Sàrl has placed its trust in the quality and speed of Liebherr customer services and its local dealer Comat for more than 25 years. The companies are also linked by common roots and values that are shared by family businesses. Félix Giorgetti Sàrl operates around 40 Liebherr machines, of which 11 are crawler excavators, including an R 974 C, an R 976 and two R 956s.
Source: Liebherr-International Deutschland GmbH