The Liebherr R 926 Multi-User crawler excavator at Loonbedrijf Jennissen in the Netherlands: quality, precision and first-class service
30 March 2017
In 2014, Loonbedrijf Jennissen purchased a Liebherr R 926 crawler excavator in the Multi-User configuration with an extra-long reach for the construction of dykes and canals. This machine was not only chosen for the suitability of its features but also because of the many years of collaboration between Loonbedrijf Jennissen, Liebherr and local dealer Wynmalen & Hausmann.
After nearly 4,000 hours of operation, Loonbedrijf Jennissen is still very pleased with the Liebherr R 926 Multi-User crawler excavator. The excavator complies with Tier 4i / Stage IIIB emissions standards, and this design with its long reach is used mainly for the construction of dykes and the construction or maintenance of canals. It is therefore ideal for the typical Dutch environment and geography.
The R 926 multi-user crawler excavator
With a Liebherr engine outputting 129 kW / 175 HP, the R 926 has a service weight of approximately 28 tonnes. The machine has an extra-long reach of 14.6 m, an 8.20 m monobloc boom and a 6 m arm. The excavator has a WLC frame and an impressive 7 tonne counterweight. At the end of the arm is a 1.45 m3 bucket with power tilt. Thanks to its large working range, the R 926 is used mainly for shifting and flattening large quantities of sand and gravel dyke to shore up dykes.
The average hourly fuel consumption of the R 926 multi-user varies from 18 to 22 litres, depending on how demanding the work is. This is an economical consumption figure that Dutch users will very much appreciate.
In the multi-user configuration the Liebherr R 926 crawler excavator is characterised by the smoothness and accuracy of its movements. During operation, this translates into excellent performance and a good return on investment.
The multi-user models from Liebherr
The multi-user series is developed and manufactured entirely by Liebherr-France SAS in Colmar, France, and is suitable for applications where a long reach is required.
There are seven models in the series including the R 918, R 922, R 926, R 936, R 946, R 956 and R 976 crawler excavators. Their deployed weight varies from 21 to 89 tonnes and their output from 95 kW / 129 HP to 400 kW / 544 HP. There are usually several multi-user configurations for each model to provide a greater reach and the right equipment for each application.
These machines are used for a wide range of applications including working on slopes when installing relief structures, such as for canals, and for excavation work at a distance or with a precise depth range.
A robust choice with a focus on quality
The Liebherr machine fleet at Loonbedrijf Jennissen consists of nine mobile excavator, two crawler excavators and a wheel loader.
The collaboration with Liebherr began in 2000 with the company’s purchase of its first Liebherr mobile excavator. The company’s first crawler excavator, an R 914 C, was purchased in 2007. At the time, Loonbedrijf Jennissen’s head excavator driver asked for a Liebherr machine. It was a choice no one regretted because the machine is still in service after some 17,000 hours of operation.
Over the years, thanks to good relations with local dealer Wynmalen & Hausmann and the quality of Liebherr products, the Liebherr machine fleet at Loonbedrijf Jennissen has continued to grow. There is still the same confidence in the products after 15 years of collaboration. Machines from Liebherr stand out because of their accuracy, speed and flexibility during operation. Wynmalen & Hausmann provide fast and professional service on a daily basis.