Liebherr consolidates compact loader series, adds new L 504 model

Staff Report,

15 Jan 2022

New model, smallest in manufacturer’s wheeled loader range, joins series with numerous innovations for safety, operator comfort, ease and speed of use and versatility

Liebherr has expanded its new compact loader series with the addition of the L 504 model, which has recently joined the L 506 and L 508.

According to Liebherr, its new compact loader series comprises three models which have been optimally coordinated with one another. The new L 504 compact joins the company’s wheeled loader range and is Liebherr’s smallest wheeled loader, embodying the qualities of the larger Liebherr wheeled loaders while also providing 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,” said a statement from Liebherr.

The statement added that 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 and the statement added that “this is critical, for instance, when transporting palettes with paving stones or decking tiles in garden and landscaping applications”.

To increase versatility even more, Liebherr offers High Lift 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 and enables the compact loaders to also load taller transport vehicles. Due to customer demand, the L 506 and L 508 models are now available as Speeder variants for the first time ever. In this version, they can reach a top speed of 30kmh.

The loaders have redesigned cabs, which can be entered via a sturdy, reinforced step. Liebherr has increased the amount of glass throughout the cab, with the windscreen now reaching into the foot area of the operator's cab. This ensures better visibility in all directions, particularly of the attachment and in the articulation area. The rear screen is curved on the sides, enabling an unobstructed view of the rear area. The new compact loaders can be equipped with a backup camera on request, for even more safety when reversing.

Other details in the cab include clearly-arranged control elements and practical storage areas. Liebherr adds that its proven control lever allows operators to operate the lift arms and the attachment with greater safety. This also applies to the optional mini joystick on the control lever, which is used to control additional hydraulic functions. Optionally available is an infinitely-adjustable steering column; the display, standard on all machines, is also adjustable and located on the A pillar in the cab.

Liebherr added that its new compact loaders feature a modern and functional design with the “dynamic and clean” shape of the engine bonnet increasing visibility from the cab. The lift arms have a tapered design, which optimises the view of the attachment and the material. The compact design has aimed for a low centre of gravity, ensuring optimum weight distribution on the new compact loaders. The result is high stability and safe, comfortable operation, said Liebherr.

Model: L 504 compact L 506 compact L 508 compact

Tipping load: 3t 3.5t 3.9t
Bucket capacity: 0.7 m³ 0.8 m³ 1.0 m³
Operating weight: 4.6t 4.9t 5.7t
Engine output: 46hp 64hp 64hp

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