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by Nick Drew  |  Thu 11 Feb 2021

New Generation 8 Liebherr excavator leads the way for Hagedorn

Hamburg based Hagedorn company carries out earthworks, sewer construction work as well as deconstruction and recycling projects. The company recently chose the Liebherr R 926 crawler excavator for earthmoving, and concrete pipe laying work on a construction site in the city.

New Generation 8 Liebherr excavator leads the way for Hagedorn

The city of Hamburg has launched a large construction project to build two new logistics platforms in the Wilhelmsburg district. Since space was limited and already determined, a French architect who had already designed a two-storey logistics centre in Paris was brought in for this project - a world first. This idea is also being used for this project.

The Hagedorn company is taking care of the earthworks on the site and the drainage of the rainwater that accumulates on the flat roofs of the two buildings. For these tasks, it chose to purchase the new R 926 Generation 8 crawler excavator.

Opting for performance and stability

Hagedorn opted for the R 926 G8, which offers an optimal combination of performance and stability. With its 150 kW (204 bhp) exhaust stage V engine and 27.5 t operating weight, as well as a 6.20 m adjustable boom, the excavator has a high lifting capacity and is therefore perfectly suited for handling concrete pipes.

The excavator is to lay the concrete pipes that connect the rainwater drains from the roofs of the two buildings to the central collection station. The excavator is equipped with a swing bucket that allows more precise earthworks on slopes. The R 926 G8 replaces the Generation 6 predecessor model of the same name, but has a more powerful engine that reduces fuel consumption while increasing performance - to the complete satisfaction of the user company. The machine has a fuel consumption of 14 litres per hour.

Cab comfort and smooth movements

The long serving operator Michael Moritz has been rewarded with a spacious and air-conditioned work area with an air-suspension seat, with height and longitudinal damping. The cab is equipped with a high-resolution 7-inch colour touchscreen. The new LED lighting is also appreciated by the machine operator and his colleagues working in the immediate vicinity, as it is more powerful and has a greater reach than the previous halogen system. A GPS guidance system was installed on the excavator to precisely position the pipelines according to the specified laying plan.

Michael Moritz, the sole driver of the excavator, is nearing the end of his professional career and is thrilled that he is able to complete this job with such a comfortable excavator, before he eventually hangs up his keys to enter retirement.

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