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First award-winning Liebherr dump truck arrives in Australia

Liebherr's TA 230 articulated dump truck

Liebherr-Australia has welcomed the very first Red Dot Award-winning TA 230 Litronic articulated dump truck to the country.

The truck won 2021’s Red Dot Award: Product Design, which is presented annually to the best products from around the world.

The TA 230 was developed primarily for transporting excavated materials in the mining industry and for use in major infrastructure projects. It is an extremely robust and powerful machine that is configured for maximum payload in continuous operation, including in difficult terrain.

Besides this machine concept, which is designed for maximum technical functionality, the TA 230 also be features the new, progressive design language of the Generation 8 machines of the Liebherr earthmoving program.

Besides maximum efficiency and productivity, development of the new articulated dump truck focussed on optimizing the view from the driver’s cab, on comfortable and thought-out machine operation, and on optimum illumination of the driving and working areas.

A Liebherr 230 is transported on the back of a float
Winner of the Red Dot Award 2021 for high design quality: the Liebherr TA 230 Litronic articulated dump truck.

The newly developed driver’s cab features excellent panoramic windows without any obstructing struts, and a short, inclined bonnet, giving the machine driver an optimal view of the driving, working, and articulated joint area of the machine. At the same time, the spaciously designed cab is furnished with sophisticated interior equipment, including numerous stowage compartments, storage options, a mobile phone bracket, USB charging ports and an air-sprung driver’s seat as standard for maximum comfort.

The operating concept of the TA 230 is designed for automobile-like handling. Logically and neatly arranged control elements, and assistance systems such as hill start assist, speed retention assist or automatic traction control support the driver in his everyday work. Additional driving comfort is provided by the speed-dependent steering, which allows light and precise manoeuvring at low speeds and sensitive steering at high speeds. At the same time, fewer steering corrections are needed when cornering.

The new lighting concept features LED headlights, ensuring improved visibility and safety, both for the machine operator and for everyone around the machine. LED dipped-beam headlamps with integrated high beam illuminate the road and the extra powerful, optional LED headlights on the front of the cab illuminate the entire working area. The L-shaped multifunction light with animated light functions is a homage to the Liebherr brand name – a novelty in the construction machines sector.

About the Liebherr Group

The Liebherr Group is a family-run technology company with a highly diversified product portfolio. The company is one of the largest construction equipment manufacturers in the world. It also provides high-quality and user-oriented products and services in a wide range of other areas. The Liebherr Group includes over 140 companies across all continents. In 2020, it employed around 48,000 staff and achieved combined revenues of over 10.3 billion euros.

Liebherr was founded in Kirchdorf an der Iller in Southern Germany in 1949. Since then, the employees have been pursuing the goal of achieving continuous technological innovation, and bringing industry-leading solutions to its customers.

For more information, visit: www.liebherr.com.au

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