Switzerland-based Liebherr is increasing the availability of its fully automatic LIKUFIX quick-change system for additional wheel loader models.
LIKUFIX is now available for the two compact loaders L 506 and L 508, for the two stereo loaders L 507 and L 509, as well as for the XPower large wheel loaders up to the L 580. As before, LIKUFIX is still available for the medium-sized Liebherr wheel loaders L 526, L 538 and L 546.
The smaller Liebherr wheel loaders from the L 506 Compact to the L 509 Stereo are commonly recognized as versatile all-rounders. With LIKUFIX, Leibherr says the flexibility can increase even further. The machine operator can switch, for example, between a hydraulic 4-in-1 folding shovel, a forklift or a sweeper within seconds at the push of a button. The hydraulic lines are also connected automatically with LIKUFIX, which can help decrease downtime.
Working with hydraulic tools such as high dump buckets, buckets with hold-down devices, log grapplers or separator buckets is typical for larger Liebherr wheel loaders. This is why the company also offers its fully automatic quick-change system for larger wheel loader models. The LIKUFIX system is designed to allow machine operators to easily change attachments and other tools. According to Leibherr, this can increase safety “because when changing equipment, there is no need to leave the cab and therefore no risk, for example, of going out into the site traffic at a recycling yard.”
In addition, the LIKUFIX is prepared for tough requirements. The hydraulic coupling is supported by springs, so the forces that act on the quick coupler are not transferred to the coupling system. Even with long periods of use, the connections between the hydraulic circuits remain absolutely tight. To make maintenance easier, all moving parts are easily accessible. If necessary, customers can carry out cleaning and simple maintenance activities such as changing a seal themselves.