Liebherr’s landmark machine…

German demolition company AWR Abbruch GmbH has received the keys to the R 980 Demolition during an official handover at the Colmar site. The excavator was developed and produced by Liebherr-France SAS.

The German company is already familiar with Liebherr demolition machines and owns an R 974 Demolition machine that was acquired in 2007 and that is still in operation today. Since this first project, AWR Abbruch GmbH has also acquired other LIebherr machines including two demolition machines, wheeled excavators and wheel loaders.

The order was developed and executed at the Liebherr-France SAS production site in Colmar, in cooperation with the client. The machine has an operating weight of 190 tonnes, a counterweight of 35 tonnes and required months of study, testing and modifications in order to achieve a result that perfectly meets the customer’s expectations. The R 980 Demolition developed and produced by Liebherr-France SAS has four demolition units of 21, 26, 36 and 55 metres respectively. The 21 and 26-metre equipment will be able to support tools weighing 15 tonnes, 7 tonnes for the 36-metre version and finally 3 tonnes for the 55-metre version.