The R 956 excavator replaces the R 954, and has an operating weight of 122,100 pounds. The 326-horsepower Liebherr engine is Tier 4-Interim, using an external EGR system and DPF with active regeneration. According to the company, the steel in the upper carriage has been “optimized” for extended service life. A variety of undercarriages are available, including the LC for earthmoving applications, and two heavy-duty undercarriages (HD and S-HD). The cab includes an air-suspended seat, air conditioning, and a 7-inch color display in which the operator can monitor and adjust many of the machine functions are just some of them. It is equipped with the LiDAT data telematics system.
March 11, 2014