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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

Controls SRL