In addition to the climate also construction in extreme situations place special demands on the transmission. To meet them reliably, Liebherr has an own test track on the Swabian Alb. There, engineers of the crane specialists and ZF, equipped all with TraXon-transmission system by ZF countless tests undergo. "Here we have a course with a challenging uphill and downhill profile that reflects the actual situations a mobile crane is used in," says Martin Dony, engineer in Crane Chassis Development and Construction at Liebherr.
"Intensive cooperation is the basis for equipping the world market leader's vehicles with the optimal driveline", ZF project manager and key account manager Oliver Salzbrunn adds. What this collaboration looks like can be illustrated by an example. Together, the experts of both companies develop additional functions for the TraXon gear specifically for mobile cranes. These include a comfortable driving program called ECOmode, a kickdown function, as well as a Hill Start assist.