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South America

Liebherr and Kamaz Team Score In Dakar Rally

This year’s Dakar Rally was a great success for the Kamaz

Master truck racing team.

The racing trucks from the Kamaz Master team came

first, second, third and also fifth in the Dakar Rally.

Torrid heat, dusty air and a challenging route across the

Andes and the world’s largest salt lake. The Dakar Rally

passed through Argentina, Bolivia and Chile exposing driv-

ers and vehicles to the most extreme conditions.

The Kamaz Master truck racing team took to the start

this year with four trucks fitted with an 8-cylinder D9508

A7 diesel engine from Liebherr.

The decision by Liebherr partner Kamaz – a Russian

manufacturer of trucks and other vehicles – to install

Liebherr engines was based on their trust in the well-de-

veloped and reliable technology. Wladimir Guba, Technical

Director of the Kamaz racing team, knows:

“Success in racing depends not only on the

performance of the engine but the probability

of failure and repair times. Here, we place trust

in the engines from Liebherr that have proven

their worth in similar extreme conditions,

above all in mining.”

To engineer the components to be even more

reliable and, at the same time, dynamic for special

conditions, Liebherr worked closely with Kamaz

to specifically further develop the drive system

for the Rally 2015.

In the race configuration, changes were

made to the charge air system to achieve higher

charging pressures. The consequence is opti-

mal combustion of the injected fuel quantities

whose volume has likewise been increased. No

further modifications were necessary..

The engine with common rail injection system from

Liebherr has a displacement of 16.2 litres and thereby con-

forms to the rally regulations which, from 2016, limit dis-

placement to 16.5 litres. The 8,900 kg trucks reach a top

racing speed of 140 km/h.


Liebherr-Components AG


Doosan Excavators on the


In Szczecin in Poland, a new Doosan DX300SLR-3 extended

boom excavator has been purchased by Szczecińskie Kopalnie

SurowcówMineralnych S.A. (SKSMS.A.), which is using the new

machine on the Regalica trans-shipment wharf in Szczecin, pri-

marily for unloading aggregate from barges.

The barges transport material for the Bielinek quarry near


The excavator was supplied by Grausch & Gra usch

Maszyny Budowlane Sp. z o.o, the exclusive authorised deal-

er in Poland.

The machine is equipped with a one-piece, 10 m boom

and a 7 m digging arm, which ensures a maximum d reach of

17.39 m. This enables the excavator to unload the aggregate

from the barges with minimal tracking.

Szczecinskie Kopalnie Surowcow


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