R980 Liebherr Crawler Excavators 

Liebherr Crawler Excavators

The R 980 SME is a quarrying excavator which features the modified undercarriage of the next model up in the crawler excavator range, the R 9100 mining excavator. A heavy counterweight allows a larger bucket and special attachments to achieve higher ripping and breakout forces.

  • To date, the largest and quietest cab in its category. Mounted on visco-elastic elements to absorb vibrations
  • Left and right walkways as standard and large walkways with optional guardrails.
  • New engine which conforms to Phase IV / Tier 4 final standards.

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R980 Liebherr Crawler Excavators 




Operating weight95,900 – 101,200 kg
Engine output (ISO 9249)420 kW / 571 HP
Emission stageIV
Backhoe bucket capacity5.20 – 6.80 m³