Contractors World - Intermat Preview I
Contractors World International Vol 6 No 1
AUTOTRIAX 2, an advanced system for tri-
axial testing able to automatically perform up to 6 tests
LiuGong 856H Wheel Loader
Tailored for the European Market
LiuGong’s new 856H wheel loader has been tailored for
the European market, combining half a century of LiuGong
technology and innovation with full EU Stage IV regulation
The 856H wheel loader marks the start of a new era at the
company and introduces a new level of productivity and
serviceability to the European market.
The company is winning market share outside of China,
as David Beatenbough, Vice President of LiuGong discussed
with Contractors World.
When asked a few years ago by Contractors World what
percentage of sales of wheel loaders was outside of China,
David said it was approximately 3%. In January this year,
David was able to tell us that this is now 30% - partly by
growth but also by a lowering demand within China.
The European market is particularly difficult for con-
struction machinery manufacturers to enter due to the
region’s strict emission standards. But as globalization ac-
celerates, LiuGong has adapted and is continuously creat-
ing products to suit the needs of different markets.
The 856H is equipped with a Cummins QSB6.7 engine
in compliance with EU Stage IV regulation. The high pres-
sure common rail fuel injection system improves injection
pressure and optimizes fuel consumption.
ZF technology is applied in the driveline system, and
the 856H features a ZF AP3000 wet axle with strong carry-
ing capacity. The axle housing and main transmission sys-
tems are reinforced to improve strength and anti-load ca-
pacity, with carrying capacity being increased by 40% from
the previous model.
David Beatenbough said:
“To be a serious player in the global market
competition, LiuGonghas toensure itmanufactures
high-quality products. It starts the design process
with the customer, discovering their
demands for the product and any
improvements they require. “
The 856H cab design allows for improved
visibility to the work tool and improves all-
around visibility for safety. Frequently used
controls are placed within easy reach of the
operator and curved glass in the cab decreas-
es sound levels. 360° access around the cab
allows for easy removal of snow and frost,
and a constant temperature function can
adjust the temperature automatically. The
cab features ROPS and FOPS in compliance
with ISO3471 and ISO3449 safety standards,
which ensure that operator safety is at a
with maximum cell pressures of 3.5 Mpa without operator
The system can perform different types of tests such as:
• Total stress and effective stress in UU (Unconsolidated
Undrained), CU (Consolidated Undrained) and CD
(Consolidated Drained) conditions as per ASTM and BS
• Stress Path Tests in compression and extension.
• Ko Tests.
• Permeability tests in the triaxial cell as per BS1377:6