R 996 Litronic

        The main features of the wheel loader L 580 2plus2, the flagship of the range, are cost-effectiveness and environmental-friendliness. In practice, this wheel loader consumes up to 25 % less fuel than comparable machines from other manufacturers under the same operating conditions. This success is the result mainly of the "2plus2" drive technology, a further optimisation of the hydrostatic travel drive. The new drive technology is based on one gear with two different sized hydraulic motors directly mounted, each supplying a separate coupling. As at least one of the hydraulic motors is alternatively active when accelerating or decelerating, the wheel loader smoothly adapts itself to the required travel speed and drawbar pull independently to every operational situation.

Tipping load Bucket capacity Operating weight Engine output
18,000 kg 5,0 - 8,5 m3 24,580 kg 200 kW/272 HP
(ISO 9249)