Liebherr, Magni Partner on Slewing Drives for Telehandlers

The Liebherr Components division and Magni Telescopic Handlers Srl signed an agreement for the delivery of drives for Magni machines.

Liebherr will introduce its three-stage slewing drives to the telehandler market, which will enhance the precision and stability of RTH machines.

The most common application for telehandlers is to move loads to and from places unreachable for a conventional forklift. The machines have to stop the load in an exact position and remain stable there. The Liebherr system solution consists of a backlash-free DAT 200 drive, a hydraulic piston motor with high pressure and rotation speed as well as special breaks. The three-stage slewing drive provides smoother movement of the boom compared to a one-stage drive, allowing operators to work safer at increased heights.

In addition, Liebherr’s experience in gear technology will bring benefits to the machines.

"The optimized gear quality is backlash-free and offers higher precision in the positioning of loads," said Enrico Menozzi, head of sales for drive technology in the EU for Liebherr. "This helps our customer to place the boom exactly where it is needed.”

Magni RTH machines with an operational height between 26-39 m will be the first models equipped with the Liebherr drive solution.

"As a manufacturer that always aims at equipping its machines with the most innovative, modern, and reliable components, we are very proud to have such a co-operation with one of the word best manufacturers of machinery and components,” said Eugenio Magni, product manager for Magni Telescopic Handlers Srl. “This new slewing drive grants to our machines a much higher precision and smoothness during rotation as well as high precision when it stops. Indeed, the possibility to have components by such a manufacturer can only increase our quality on the market.”

Production of the models with the new drives is set for the second half of 2018. The drives will then be added to the RTH 6.46 SH machines, which currently have the highest operational height.