In April, Liebherr presented the new 8th generation of crawler excavators at the bauma trade fair in Munich. A number of these machines have since been successfully delivered to customers around the world. The company Rental’R, which was founded in 2018 and is based in Crosne in the French department of Essonne, purchased the first Liebherr R 924 crawler excavator in the Île-de-France region at the beginning of the summer. This machine was chosen at the end of a lengthy process of consideration – their decision rested on the quality and range of services offered by the manufacturer.
Filipe Rebelo, Director of Rental’R, needed a reliable, sizeable, versatile machine for a range of earthmoving work and for truck loading. Since purchasing a used R 924 Compact in 2018, the company has had a great experience with Liebherr. The positive feedback and recommendations from colleagues in the sector were what finally convinced this ambitious entrepreneur. “If it’s an excavator, then it’s a Liebherr,” he says proudly.
The choice to use a brand like Liebherr is no coincidence for Rental’R. Filipe Rebelo and his brother Denis are already renowned in the Île-de-France region for founding their transport business, Bulle’R, in 2011.
“Liebherr has always provided us with fast, personalised support. We feel well looked after,” adds Filipe Rebelo. Their successful collaboration with Liebherr’s Paris branch was the deciding factor. Nevertheless, the decision to purchase the R 924 was primarily based on the fact that this machine meets their needs perfectly.
Uniquely adapted configurations
From start to finish, in close collaboration with Raphaël Cazau, a Liebherr sales representative, Filipe Rebelo designed every feature of the R 924 he was planning to purchase – down to the smallest detail. Safety was his primary concern. As well as cameras on the front, rear and sides, it was also equipped with a Skyview 360° camera that captures the entire work environment. To guarantee the robustness of the machine and long service life of the components, this exemplary model from the new eighth generation also features a range of protective equipment for the cylinders.
The R 924 was also specified with a LiKUFIX quick coupler system which allows the backhoe bucket to be changed quickly, ensuring optimum versatility in use.
Additionally, the equipment was extended using a 5.90 metre-long mono boom and a 2.90 metre-long shaft for specific requirements, enabling the use of a hydraulic hammer. To simplify transport without requiring special transport status, the width of the machine was reduced from 3.20 metres to 3 metres.
The R 924 G8 crawler excavator: Fast, powerful and convenient
After more than 400 hours in use, the R 924 is still performing its tasks perfectly. Excavator operator Pedro is of the opinion that this machine is ideal for the work he needs to carry out.
The powerful, fast-working R 924 crawler excavator features increased digging forces, traction from the undercarriage and swing torque compared to previous generations. At the same time as launching this new generation, a new equipment concept was also developed. The load curve and inertia of the swivel drive have been optimised to reduce fuel consumption. The R 924 purchased by Rental’R has an average fuel consumption of just 11.9 litres per hour.
Greatest possible comfort and maximum safety
A particularly spacious, temperature-controlled cab is a real benefit to the operator. To make the working day even more comfortable the excavators feature pneumatic seats with vertical and longitudinal suspension and a high-resolution, extremely user-friendly 7″ touchscreen. The windscreen can be fully lowered.
The unobstructed panoramic visibility and the monitoring cameras at the rear and sides ensure maximum safety in the driver’s work environment. The fold-away console makes it easy and safe to access the cab; the ROPS certified cab structure provides optimum protection for the driver in the event that the machine tips over. The rear window serves as an emergency exit on all configuration versions of the excavator. The windscreen and right-hand window are made of tinted laminated glass.
Simplified and even safer maintenance procedures
Access to the uppercarriage and platform has been extended and redesigned for even greater safety when workingon the machine. It is now accessed by climbing in from the side. The R 924 crawler excavator boasts a new maintenance concept in which all elements can be accessed from the ground. The engine oil, hydraulic oil, fuel and urea levels are also shown on the display.
Bulle’R and Rental’R: The Rebelo brothers are continuously evolving
As their transport company – Bulle’R, founded in 2011 – grew, the Rebelo brothers established the Rental’R company in 2018 to perform earth-moving work and lease equipment, including drivers.
In their plans for the future, the Rebelo brothers want to focus on offering their current and prospective customers complete solutions. This could involve the creation of a recycling platform in the near future, to complement their earthmoving and transport service portfolio. Liebherr will be by their side throughout this rapid, carefully considered, continuous development.