LM

DESIGN AND DURABILITY

  • STRENGTH BY DESIGN

    New Holland has made a huge investment in designing and testing that exceeds $15 million US in the all-new LM Standard and Elite series. Further investment has been made in building a new LM production line, with new robot welders employed in both boom and chassis construction.

  • Boom Dampers

    Automatically ensuring the boom fully extends and returns to its fully drawn in position smoothly, hydraulic end-stroke dampers are incorporated into the boom rams, this hydraulic damping helps protect the boom and operator from shock loads.
  • Designed Tough

    Based around twin U-shaped 10mm to 12mm thick sections, the completely new boom is immensely strong, with heavy duty pivot pins for optimum durability. New wear pads adjust quickly using a simple screw and lock nut design, without the need for special tools.
  • Boom Control

    The boom hydraulic compensation cylinder is positioned to the rear of the boom and near the hinge point. The main lift ram is conventionally positioned under the boom. As the boom is raised both rams extend, but facing in opposite directions. This ‘opposite working’ helps to improve boom control, with additional benefits that include greater stability. The smooth action of the boom raise and lower reduces stress loads to enhance durability.
  • Exceptional Strength

    The one-piece H shape ladder chassis is made from 25mm thick, high tensile steel that is fully robot welded to ensure exceptional torsional rigidity. The boom support is exceptionally strong, its mass helping to counterbalance heavy loads.
  • Low Profile Headstock

    A completely new, low profile headstock has been developed for both the LM Standard and LM Elite models. With an attachment angle of almost 45 degrees against 90 degrees of predecessor models, the lower profile design enables loads to be stacked closer to roofs. The carriage tilt angle for Standard models is 131 degrees, 142 degrees on LM Elite. A manual or hydraulic attachment lock can be specified.
  • 40/60 weight distribution

    New Holland has engineered the chassis with 40/60 weight distribution to eliminate the need for a counterweight. The design delivers excellent stability and traction when loaded, the mass that would be used in a counterweight instead being built into the chassis to boost its strength.
  • Boom suspension

    Boom suspension can be specified. The system is activated by the operator and is designed to help reduce shock loads when working over difficult terrain. The system automatically deactivates when the boom exceeds a 35 degree lift angle.