New product announcements: 07/22/2009 Selective Demolition: Crawler-Excavator Gets In Close The Liebherr R974C VH-HD crawler-excavator is designed for selective demolition applications. The 131-tonne crawler-excavator has a maximum reach height of 41 meters with a special attachment. It is powered by a Tier 3 eight-cylinder diesel engine, and the boom has a standard piston-rod guard to protect attachments during use. The crawler-excavator has a full 360° of operation and its cab can be tilted upward by up to 30° for a better view when working at height. An assortment of attachments is available depending on the job. Liebherr SAS; +33 389 21
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.