Liebherr’s T 264 mining truck for faster cycle times

Liebherr’s T 264 mining truck

The Liebherr T 264 combines the Litronic Plus AC drive system and a high-power engine, up to 2 700hp, to yield higher speeds on grade.

Liebherr used bauma 2016 to present its T 264 mining truck in its “ultra class” with a payload capacity of 221 tonnes and an electric drive system.

Sized to match the Liebherr R 9800 hydraulic excavators, the Liebherr T 264 combines the Litronic Plus AC drive system and a high-power engine (up to 2 700hp) to yield higher speeds on grade. For greater productivity, the T 264’s hydraulic system is said to offer efficient dump hoist performance that promotes fast cycle times.

Developed and built by Liebherr, the Litronic Plus drive system determines the optimal way to extract power from the diesel engine. Efficient loading of the engine is critical to minimise fuel consumption and maximise performance.

The T 264 features frictionless dynamic braking. The AC drive system delivers up to 4 425hp /
3 300kW of electric dynamic braking, reducing engine loading and fuel consumption.

Liebherr mining trucks are equipped with ladders designed for easy engine access. The low working heights of maintenance areas provide safe and efficient service access. The engine and alternator are accessible from both sides of the chassis, and there is dual access into the axle box for maintenance and inspection. Hydraulic filters and the battery isolation box, as well as filling points for fuel, hydraulic oil, grease and coolant, are all at ground level.

The integrated electronic system monitors, records, and outputs vital truck health and performance data. Data is stored and available for download to perform detailed analysis. This system supports predictive maintenance strategies to minimise unscheduled downtime.

T 264 truck size in “figures”

  • If the truck were to drive onto the basketball court in the Audi Dome (Munich, Germany), it would take up nearly the entire width of the court
  • The truck is as tall as the average two-storied house
  • The truck is rated to carry a payload equivalent to the weight of 40 African elephants
  • The volume of the truck’s dump body can hold about 906 667 cups of coffee
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