Liebherr launches new L 504 compact loader, updates existing models

Liebherr L 504 compact wheel loader dumping a load of gravel on a construction site.

Liebherr has now overhauled its compact loaders and expanded the series with the L 504 model.

According to Liebherr, the most important innovations include the redesigned operator’s cab, which provides the operator with excellent visibility thanks to the generous amount of glass used in the design.

The optimised visibility of the lift arms also ensures an unobstructed view of the working attachment and therefore maximum safety. The company claims that customer demand has led to the L 506 and L 508 models being made available in Speeder variants for the first time ever. The Speeder version allows the loaders to reach a top speed of 30 km/h.

The Liebherr L 504 compact loader is the latest model in Liebherr’s wheel loader range.

This new compact loader series is comprised of three models, which have been optimally coordinated with one another.

Liebherr’s smallest wheel loader embodies the qualities of the larger Liebherr wheel loaders while also being an excellent value for the money.

With numerous new features, the L 506 compact has consolidated its already strong position in the market. As is the case for the L 504, the machine height of the L 506 remains under 2.5 metres, making it easy to transport on a trailer. The new L 508 compact has become larger and wider than both of the other Liebherr compact loaders. Its powerful travel drive and high tipping load have received praise from customers.

Versatile and powerful: intelligent solutions for the lift arms

The new compact loaders have robust lift arms with z-bar kinematics, which facilitates the use of a wide variety of attachments.

Liebherr has optimised the parallel guidance for safe and precise operation when working with forks.

According to Liebherr, this is critical, for instance, when transporting palettes with paving stones or decking tiles in garden and landscaping applications.

Liebherr L 506 Speeder version carrying a bucket of gravel on a job site, travelling at high speed.

To increase versatility even more, Liebherr offers High Lift arms for the L 506 and L 508 models on request. This is an extended version of the lift arms with a greater reach, enabling the compact loaders to load taller transport vehicles.

Wheel loaders can be confronted with a myriad of challenges when used for municipal services. Transporting materials with various buckets or forks, excavating with a 4 in 1 bucket, cleaning up with a sweeper or winter services with a snow plough are just some examples of this.

Liebherr claims to have ensured the mastery of this wide variety of applications by offering its fully automatic quick coupler system LIKUFIX for the three compact loaders.

LIKUFIX allows the machine operator to change between mechanical and hydraulic working tools from the cab within seconds at the touch of a button. The company believes that this saves time and reduces the risk of accidents as the operator doesn’t have to leave the cab when changing the equipment.

Comfortable and safe: new cab and functional design

Liebherr has also added new features and solutions within the redesigned cab, which can be entered via a reinforced step.

The windscreen now reaches into the foot area of the operator’s cab, which brings better visibility in all directions. In particular, operators have a much better view the attachment and the articulation area.

The rear screen is curved on the sides, enabling an unobstructed view of the rear area.

Additionally, the new compact loaders can be equipped with a backup camera on request.

Clearly-arranged control elements and practical storage areas have been included to increase the operators space and comfort.

Computer-generated rendition of the L 504 compact loader's interior.

With the Liebherr control lever, the machine operator can operate the lift arms and the attachment safely. This also applies to the optional mini joystick on the control lever, which is used to control additional hydraulic functions.

An adjustable steering column is available as an option. Also, the display, standard on all machines, is also adjustable and located on the A pillar in the cab.

According to Liebherr, these measures ensure simple and intuitive operation of the compact loader, which can be an important attribute for equipment rentals.

Liebherr’s new compact loaders feature a modern and functional design. The engine bonnet has a dynamic and clean design, with great visibility from the cab.

The lift arms are tapered, which optimises the view of the attachment and the material.

The compact design, with its low centre-of-gravity, ensures optimum weight distribution.

According to Liebherr, the new design results in high-stability, safe and comfortable operation, day in and day out.