LiuGong rolls out two F-Series excavators – and one has zero tail swing

Aimed at contractors for residential and commercial construction, including grading, trenching and fencing, LiuGong has introduced two new excavators to the North American market.

The LiuGong 9027F is a true zero tail-swing, 2.7-metric-ton excavator, and the 9018F represents the smallest of the company’s F-series. 

The 9027F enables operators to dig parallel to the dozer blade, which is advantageous for operations close to walls and backfilling. It pushes 2,698 psi through the slew circuit. 

The excavator’s main hydraulic pump delivers 23.8 gallons per minute main and uses a proportional control valve for better management of hydraulic flow to attachments. Operators can engage the flow rate for the hammer-shear and hydraulic thumb from the monitor.

Hydraulic control for travel, boom swing, arm, and bucket are engaged through travel pedals and joysticks. Auxiliary hydraulic functions are controlled by electrical proportional solenoids for precise control.

9027F Specs:

Operating weight (with cab): 6,063 poundsT4F Yanmar engine: 20.4 horsepowerMax pump flow rate: 23.8 gpmMax pressure: 3,133 psiStandard bucket capacity: 0.065 cubic yardsBucket/cutting width: 15.75 inches.Bucket breakout force: 4,496 foot-poundsArms digging force: 2,698 foot-poundsMax digging depth: 9 feet, 4 inches.Swing speed: 9.5 rpmArm length: 4 feet, 3 inchesMax dump height: 10 feet,1 inch

LiuGong’s 9018F is built for operating in hard to maneuver places.LiuGong

Even smaller and tighter is LiuGong’s 9018F compact excavator. The 9018F’s retractable undercarriage gives you access to restrictive workspaces. Its 51-inch outside-to-outside tread measurement retracts to just 39 inches, allowing it to pass between onsite obstructions and through most bay doors.

Better fuel consumption is achieved through a more efficient hydraulic system that requires 15% to 20% less engine power than its predecessor. For more precise operation, the load-sensitive hydraulic system’s main pump uses a proportional control valve, which better manages flow distribution for all attachments.

Back-filling with the dozer blade no longer requires the operator to remove his or her hand from blade control to change travel speed. By simply pressing the top of the handle, an operator can now select high or low-speed travel.

9018F Specs

Operating weight (with cab): 4,189 pounds.Engine: 18 hp, T4F YanmarMax pump flow rate: 14.5 gpmMax pressure: 3,046 psiStandard bucket capacity: 0.06 cubic yardsBucket/cutting width: 19.7 inchesBucket breakout force: 3,597 foot-poundsArms stick force: 2,023 foot-poundsDigging depth: 7 feet, 5 inches.Swing speed: 9.5 rpmArm length: 3 feet, 5 inches.Max dump height: 7 feet, 7 inchesDigging height: 11 feet, 1 inch 
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