Liebherr’s new HS 8200 duty cycle crawler crane

The HS 8200 is the new Liebherr duty cycle crawler crane in the 200-t category. It was built based on its predecessor, the HS 895 HD, but boasts greater performance capacity. Thanks to the newly designed drive system, the machine’s performance is increased by 15%. Load capacities are also increased by up to 15%.

Available globally, the new duty cycle crawler crane is ideal for extraction work and is capable of not only using a dragline bucket but also a grab. For deep foundation purposes, the machine can be applied for dynamic soil compaction, as well as fitted with a casing oscillator or fixed leader. When digging a shaft, the winches can even be used with the full 35-t line pull in the fourth layer. Equipped with various counterweight options, the HS 8200 also impresses in lifting operations.

The new design allows the maximum transport weight of the HS 8200 to be reduced to a mere 48 t, about 12 t lighter compared with the previous model. The rails and walkways on the uppercarriage, which enable safe access to all service and maintenance points at all times, do not have to be dismounted during transportation. This facilitates quick transfers between jobsites and is a significant economic advantage.

The ground pressure visualisation of the HS 8200 calculates the current ground pressure of the machine in real time and compares it with the specified safety limits of the relevant jobsite. This ground pressure is displayed in the operator's cab and the operator is permanently aware of whether the machine is situated in, or is approaching, a critical area. Thus, dangerous movements can be avoided or adapted in good time.

In addition, the HS 8200 has a new cabin focusing on operator comfort. For example, the oil levels of the swing drives, as well as the grab and closing winches can be simply observed on the operator’s monitor. The cab also features a modern air-conditioning system with improved airflow, an optimised field of vision and reduced noise emission, plus an ergonomic operator’s seat with integrated heating and cooling.