Heavy machinery for logging and timber handling has become increasingly popular in Germany, particularly since the strong winds of recent times. That is one more reason for Liebherr - one of the world's biggest manufacturers of construction machinery - to focus its energies on the wood processing industry. At LIGNA 2017 in Hannover, the Kirchdorf-based company is showcasing its newly developed L 580 LogHandler XPower, which features the very latest Stage IV / Tier 4f engine technology.

The Liebherr L 580 LogHandler XPower features a specially designed lift arm that allows high manipulation heights and long ranges. As a result, logs can be picked up and manipulated even at great height. The wheel loader is particularly suitable for tasks such as loading and unloading trucks, feeding debarking and sorting machines as well as handling, transporting and high stacking logs. A wide selection of grapple versions and sizes make the LogHandler particularly versatile and flexible in use. The grapple can be rotated 360° and pivots forward and backward.