R970 Liebherr Crawler Excavators 

Liebherr Crawler Excavators

The Liebherr R 970 SME Crawler Excavator features the modified undercarriage of the next crawler excavator in the range, the R 976. A heavy counterweight allows a larger bucket and special attachments to achieve higher ripping and breakout forces.

  • The R 970 SME has a reinforced welded structure, larger kinematics components, and standard integrated protection underneath the dipper.
  • The track pads on the R 970 SME are equipped with 2 chamfered ribs for improved maneuverability on rough terrain and cast sprocket wheel with a double-tooth segment for longer use.
  • Platform with access to engine and hydraulic compartments for ergonomic and safe servicing, including left and right walkways with optional guardrails.

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R970 Liebherr Crawler Excavators 




Operating weight78,500 – 80,300 kg
Engine output (ISO 9249)330 kW / 449 HP
Emission stageIV
Backhoe bucket capacity4.00 – 5.00 m³