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.
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.
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