The R 980 SME excavator is equipped to deliver the
highest productivity and performance even when
working in the most challenging applications and
environments, whether it is used for heavy quarry
digging or for mass excavation.

Operating Weight with Backhoe Attachment: 93,900 – 97,800 kg
Operating Weight with Shovel Attachment: 98,400 – 102,300 kg
Engine Output: 400 kW / 544 HP
Bucket Capacity: 5.70 – 6.80 m3
Shovel Capacity: 5.10 – 6.50 m3
Emission standard: Stage IIIA / Tier 3

Equipment includes:
• Stick and bucket cylinders with increased
diameter and purposely designed equipment
result in higher breakout and digging forces
• Stick with internal protection for a longer service life
• Optional protection is available for the most
exposed cylinders to avoid any direct contact
with materials
• HD bucket standard for increased service
life and others types as option

R 980 SME


Rating per ISO9249 : 400 kW(544 HP)at 1,800 RPM
Model : Liebherr D 9508
Type : 8cylinder V‐engine
Bore/Stroke : 128/157 mm
Displacement : 16.16 L
Engine operation : 4‐stroke diesel common rail injection
Turbo‐charged after‐cooled.
Cooling : water‐cooled

Hydraulic System
Hydraulic pump for attachment and
Travel drive : Two Liebherr variable flow, swash plate pumps
Max. Flow : 2 x 498 L/min.
Max. Pressure : 350 bar
Pump regulation : Electro‐hydraulic with electronic engine speed

Hydraulic pump
For swing drive : Reversible, variable flow, swash plate
pump, closed‐loop circuit.
Max. Flow : 315 L/min.
Max. Pressure : 350 bar
Hydraulic tank : 536 L
Hydraulic system : 1,134 L

Hydraulic Controls
Power distribution via control valves in single block with integrated safety valves.
Flow summation : to boom and stick
Closed‐loop : circuit for upper carriage swing drive
Servo circuit : electro‐hydraulic control

Swing Drive
Drive by : Liebherr swash plate motor with integrated brake valves
Transmission : Liebherr compact planetary reduction gear
Swing ring : Liebherr, sealed single race ball bearing swing ring, internal teeth
Swing speed : 0 – 5.9 RPM step less
Swing torque : 295 kNm.
Holding brake : wet multi‐disc (spring applied, pressure released)

Operator’s Cab
Work headlights integrated in the ceiling, a door with a side window (can be opened on both sides), large stowing and depositing possibilities, shock‐absorbing suspension, sound damping insulating, tinted laminated safety glass, separate window shades for the sunroof window and wind‐ screen, 12 V plug, storage bins, lunchbox.

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