LiuGong NA introduced on Sept. 9 a new 9-metric ton mid-size excavator, the 909ECR. Designed to compete in the critical 8- to 10-metric ton size class, the 909ECR is a limited tail-swing design with wide undercarriage giving operators a versatile, best-in-weight, multi-function tool carrier with greater lift capacity and greater stability.
The 909ECR has an operating weight of 19,180 lbs and a bucket capacity of 0.3 to 0.42 cubic yards. Lifting capacity at ground level is more than 11,500 lbs. Gita Rao, Senior Director of Product Development and Engineering for LiuGong NA said, “It was engineered to provide high performance under demanding conditions for customers, while staying true to LiuGong’s ‘DNA’ of simplicity and value.”
It is powered by a reliable and powerful 62-hp Yanmar engine. Ergonomically designed controls and a feature-rich cab make operating the 909ECR easier and offer increased productivity.
The improved cab design offers operators better line-of-site as well as standard features like rear cameras, proportional joystick controls, an air suspension seat and an enhanced monitor. An operator can now control and diagnose high-level machine operations through the monitor.
Steel tracks with rubber street pads come 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 make 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 whose pressure and flow can be controlled at 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 ROPS/FOPS-certified cab comes standard with rain guard, twp-stage air-cleaner, pattern changer, standard three-year telematics and a three-year/4,000-hour standard full-machine warranty designed to provide peace of mind.
Built tough for the demanding, daily use of contractors, landscapers and rental fleets, the 909ECR is still compact enough to be transported on a trailer pulled by a pickup truck.
To learn more about LiuGong’s 909ECR mid-sized excavator, go to liugongna.com/launch.