During Sander’s recent visit to the company’s headquarters in Liuzhou, China, he was treated to a display of products in the reception area of the factory, as well as the historically important Z435 wheeled loader we featured in a previous post. There are more recent machines on display, including this wheeled loader displayed in the all white livery of the UN.
Adjacent to the UN wheeled loader was this example of a B230 dozer model from LiuGong, which has a very familiar look to it. This machine features a 179kw (240hp) engine, but is currently only Tier II compliant. Unusually for this size machine it features a single lift ram for raising and lowering the blade.
The next photo really caught my eye, two skid steer loaders flanking a backhoe loader. The skid steers are a 375A model and the smaller 325, which the operator stands on the back to operate. The 777A backhoe loader is possibly a prototype, as I cannot see it listed on the company website, but it did make me perform a double take when I first saw it!.
During Sander’s visit, he was shown around the Liuzhou Industrial Museum, where another example of LiuGong’s first production wheeled loader, the Z435, can be found.
Also displayed along the walls of the museum, are a number of photos showing historic production milestones in the LiuGong company’s history.
Lastly in this batch of photos, is yet another example of the Z435, displayed in a factory floor type diorama.
The Digger Blog thanks Sander Gesink for sharing these photos with us.