Liebherr and Leica form partnership over machine control solutions

LIEBHERR and Leica Geosystems have entered into a strategic partnership, which will see Liebherr wheeled and crawler excavators of generations 6 and 8 optionally equipped from factory with 2D and 3D machine control solutions.

Liebherr explained that in the digital era, assistance systems like machine control solutions will become increasingly important.

The 2D and 3D machine control solutions by Leica will be available for Liebherr generation 6 and 8 wheeled and crawler excavators as equipment variant from factory for the mono boom as well as two-piece boom versions. Hydraulic tilt buckets and tiltrotators can also be integrated into the machine control solution.

The Leica 2D machine control system iCON iXE2 is described as an ‘easy-to-use, multifunctional assistance system’. Earthmoving operation profiles, incorporating different heights and slopes, can be produced to simplify and increase productivity. The iCON iXE3 3D machine control system allows data and associated work tasks to be on the machine display in real time.