Liebherr

Liebherr

In General:

Liebherr construction machines can be identified from the following numbers:

Location (short description)
Vehicle identification number – stamped onto the front part of the vehicle/superstructure, on the right, as seen in the direction of travel
– on the type plate
Type/Production plate – there are glued and riveted VIN plates; location thereof is described in more detail under Item 2.
Engine Number – engraved onto a type plate fixed onto the engine with rivets (Deutz, Liebherr, John Deere)

 

The VIN can be used to determine the power trains installed when the vehicle was first delivered. It is also possible to do this in reverse order.

VIN                                 >>        Power train     =          Yes

Power train                      >>        VIN                =          Yes

 

(as long as the article code and the serial number are present)

As a matter of routine, Liebherr construction machines are always painted in “Liebherr Yellow”. But customer wishes will be taken into account.

 

1. Vehicle Identification Number:

 

Since 2002 Liebherr has used a 17-character VIN.

1.1 Location of the Vehicle identification number (VIN)

1.1.1 Location of the VIN on wheel loaders

The VIN is stamped on and is located on the front part of the vehicle on the right, seen in the direction of travel. The riveted or glued type plate comprising the VIN is located underneath the punched VIN.

Location of the VIN on wheel loaders

1.1.2 Location of the VIN on wheeled excavators

The VIN is stamped on and is located on the chassis on the right, as seen in the direction of travel. The riveted type plate with the VIN is on the upper structure, on the right, as seen in the direction of travel.

Location of the VIN on wheeled excavators

1.1.3 Location of the VIN on crawler excavators

The VIN is stamped on and is located on the chassis on the right, as seen in the direction of travel. The riveted or glued type plate comprising the VIN is located on the right side of the superstructure (as viewed from the driver’s seat).

Location of the VIN on crawler excavators

1.1.4 Location of the VIN on crawler tractors

The VIN is stamped on and is on the frame (in front of the operator’s cab) on the left, as seen in the direction of travel. The riveted or glued type plate comprising the VIN is located above the punched VIN.

 

Location of the VIN on crawler tractors

1.1.5 Location of the VIN on crawler loaders

The VIN is stamped on and is on the frame (in front of the operator’s cab) on the left, as seen in the direction of travel. The riveted or glued type plate comprising the VIN is located above the punched VIN.

Location of the VIN on crawler loaders

1.2 Appearance of the VIN

What the VIN looks like on wheel loaders, wheeled and crawler excavators, and crawler tractors and crawler loaders:

Example VIN wheeled excavator 3-series
Example VIN tracked excavator 3-series
(VIN may have been punched in so badly by the manufacturer!)
Example VIN wheeled loader

1.3 VIN breakdown

 

2. Type Plate / Production Plate:

 

There is a type plate on every machine.

2.1 Location of the type plate

2.1.1 Location of the type plate on wheel loaders

The type plate with the VIN is fixed on with rivets and is located on the front part of the vehicle beneath the stamped VIN, on the right, as seen in the direction of travel.

Location of the type plate on wheel loaders

2.1.2 Location of the type plate on wheeled excavators

The type plate containing the VIN is fixed on with rivets and is on the front of the upper structure on the right (as seen in the direction of travel).

Location of type plate in
3-series wheeled excavators
Location of type plate in
9-series wheeled excavators

2.1.3 Location of the type plate on crawler excavators

The type plate containing the VIN is fixed on with rivets and is on the front of the upper structure on the right (as seen in the direction of travel).

Location of VIN plate (red) in
4-series tracked excavators
From 6-series onwards, located laterally on
the cabin floor plate

2.1.4 Location of the type plate on crawler tractors

The type plate containing the VIN is fixed on with rivets and is above the stamped VIN on the left (as seen in the direction of travel).

Location of the type plate (red) on crawler tractors

2.1.5 Location of the type plate on crawler load

The type plate containing the VIN is fixed on with rivets and is above the stamped VIN on the left (as seen in the direction of travel).

Location of the type plate (red) on crawler loaders

2.2 Composition of the type plate

What the type plate looks like on wheel loaders, wheeled and crawler excavators, and crawler tractors and crawler loaders:

Type plates fixed with rivets are stamped, the surface is smooth.

The following data appear on the type plate:

– Manufacturer (Name and country)

– Vehicle type

– Year of manufacture

– Vehicle identification number (VIN)

– Engine performance

– Maximum speed

– Authorised Gross Weight

– Maximum permissible axle load, front

– Maximum permissible axle load, rear

– CE (EC) Mark

– Address

N.B.: Construction machines produced in the USA or Italy have additional information on the type plate.

Picture of type or production plate
hydraulic excavator
Image of a type / production plate
Type or production plate of crawler tractor
Type of production plate of crawler loader
Picture of type or production plate (country of destination: USA)

3. Engine Number:

3.1 Location of the engine number

Location of the engine number on wheel loaders, wheeled and crawler excavators, and crawler tractors and crawler loaders:

In Liebherr earth movers, engines manufactured are used

. The engine identification number is punched in and indicated on at least 2 plates.

3.1.1 Liebherr

Overview picture of a Liebherr engine as installed.
The red arrows indicate the plates. The green arrow shows the position of the punched engine identification number.
Punched engine identification number of Liebherr engine
(punched between the 2 oil filters and the cylinder head on the crankcase separation plane)
Type plate with engine identification number
(red arrow, bottom)
Type plate with engine identification number on engine
(red arrow, center)
Overview picture of Liebherr engine
when removed
Type plate with engine identification number on engine controller
(red arrow, top)
Type plate with engine identification number
(red arrow, bottom)
Type plate with engine identification number
(red arrow, bottom)

3.1.2 Deutz


Overview picture of a Deutz engine
as installed.
The red arrows indicate the plates.
The green arrow shows the position of the punched engine identification number.

Overview picture of Deutz engine
when removed
Deutz engine identification number punched into the crankcase
(position indicated by green arrow).
Type plate with engine identification number
(red arrow, bottom)
Type plate with engine identification number
(red arrow, bottom)

3.1.3 John Deere


Johne Deere engine, location of engine identification number is indicated
Detailed view of type plate with engine identification number – on the right side behind the fuel filter
Picture of engine plate from Saran plant in France
Picture of engine plate from Torreon plant in Mexico
In addition, OEM engines have a sticker on the rocker cover comprising optional engine codes and – on the top right – again the engine identifictation number.

3.2 Composition of the engine number

Composition of the engine identification number in wheeled loaders, wheeled excavators, tracked excavators, crawler tractors and crawler loaders

3.2.1 Liebherr

Example:    20XX   01  0001
 
0001 Serial number
       
  01   Designations of type and nominal size
00 = AG
01 = 4 cylinder in-line engine D904, D914, D924
02 = 6 cylinder in-line engine D906, D916, D926, D836, D846
03 = 4 cylinder in-line engine D934, D944
04 = 6 cylinder in-line engine D936, D946
11 = 6-cylinder  V-engine D9306, D9406
12 = 8-cylinder  V-engine D9308, D9408
14 = 8-cylinder  V-engine D9508
16 = 12-cylinder  V-engine D9512
20XX     Year of manufacture

 

Every manufacturing year, the number restarts at 0001; this applies separately for in-line and V-engines.

3.2.2 Deutz

The Deutz engine identification number is a consecutive number comprising either 6 digits (approx. up to the end of 2004) or 7 digits (from the end of 2004).

3.2.3 John Deere

CD 4045 L 123456
1 2 3 4
1 = CD = Saran plant, France

PE = Torreon plant, Mexico

2 = engine model
3 = emission category

without emission certificate

C = category 1, stage I

G = category 2, stage II

L = category 3, stage IIIA

4 = Serial number

4. Vehicle Keys:

 

Construction machines use unitary keys as there are few other locks requiring other keys. Keys cannot be used for identification purposes.

5. Miscellaneous:

Optionally the construction machine may be equipped with an immobilizer.

 

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