LiuGong North America has unveiled its 909ECR, a new 9-tonne midi-excavator.
Designed to compete in the 8-tonne to 10-tonne size class, the 909ECR features a limited tail-swing design with wide undercarriage giving operators a versatile, multi-function tool carrier with greater lift capacity and stability.
The 909ECR has an operating weight of 8,700 kg and a bucket capacity of 0.3 to 0.42 cubic yards. The 909ECR’s lifting capacity at ground level is more than 5,200 kg.
“It was engineered to provide high performance under demanding conditions for customers, while staying true to LiuGong’s DNA of simplicity and value,” said Gita Rao, senior director of product development and engineering for LiuGong North America.
The excavator is powered by a 62 hp Yanmar engine. As well, ergonomically designed controls and a feature-rich cab makes operating the 909ECR easier and increases productivity.
The improved cab design also offers operators an improved line-of-site, as well as standard features like rear cameras, proportional joystick controls, an air suspension seat and an enhanced monitor.
LiuGong has also added the ability for an operator to control and diagnose high-level machine operations through the monitor.
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Steel tracks with rubber street pads are standard with the 909ECR, allowing use in a variety of worksite conditions. Two-speed travel with auto downshift makes it easy to move effectively while lowering impact on the surface environment.
Operators will also appreciate the boom slew that allows them to dig parallel to the blade. While working in an offset position alongside obstacles, the swing post and cylinder stay within the tracks.
A dozer blade with float makes for efficient backfill work, and operators in land clearing, landscaping and site prep applications will appreciate the unit’s increased traction.
The 909ECR also comes standard with two auxiliary hydraulic circuits with pressure and flow controlled from the operator’s monitor. The standard case drain line ensures easy installation of hydraulic tools like grapples, mulchers and mowers.
Like all excavators in the LiuGong line, the 909ECR has a ROPS/FOPS-certified cab, which comes standard with rain guard, two-stage air-cleaner, pattern changer and standard three-year telematics. While built for daily use by contractors, landscapers and rental fleets, the 909ECR is still compact enough to be transported on a trailer pulled by a pickup truck.