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New Liebherr articulated dump truck receives Red Dot Award for 2021

Liebherr's TA 230 Litronic articulated dump truck.
Liebherr's TA 230 Litronic articulated dump truck.

Liebherr's new TA 230 Litronic articulated dump truck has won the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2021. 

Liebherr-Hydraulikbagger GmbH received this award just a few months after the digital product presentation in which the articulated dump truck was unveiled to the public for the first time. 

The Red Dot Award for product design is presented to the best products each year. In search of good design and innovation, around 50 competition jurors were looking for well-designed and innovative products this year. This year, the jury of international experts considered more companies and design studios than ever before in the 60-year history of the design competition. Products from around 60 countries were scrutinized over the course of several days. 

New machine concept combines functionality and design

The new TA 230 articulated dump truck was developed primarily for transporting excavated materials in the mining industry and for use in major infrastructure projects. It is a robust and powerful machine that is configured for maximum payload in continuous operation, including in difficult terrain.

"The winners of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2021 are especially impressive this year. The design of their products is outstanding - with respect to both aesthetics and functionality. It is not easy to succeed and impress our jury in such a strong field of participants," said Red Dot CEO and initiator Prof. Dr. Peter Zec.

Development with a focus on visibility, safety and comfort

Besides maximum efficiency and productivity, development of the new articulated dump truck focused on optimizing the view from the driver's cab, providing comfortable and thought-out machine operation and optimum illumination of the driving and working areas.

The newly developed driver's cab features panoramic windows without any obstructing struts, and a short, inclined bonnet, giving the machine driver an optimal view of the driving, working and articulated joint area of the machine. 

At the same time, the spaciously designed cab includes numerous stowage compartments, storage options, a mobile phone bracket, USB charging ports and an air-sprung driver's seat as standard for maximum comfort. The logically and neatly arranged control elements and the numerous assistance systems such as hill start assist, speed retention assist or automatic traction control support the driver in their everyday work. Additional driving comfort is provided by the speed-dependent steering, which allows light and precise manoeuvring at low speeds and sensitive steering a high speeds. 

The new lighting concept features LED headlights, ensuring improved visibility and safety, both for the machine operator and for everyone around the machine. LED dipped-beam headlamps with integrated high beam illuminate the road and the extra powerful, optional LED headlights on the front of the cab illuminate the entire working area. 

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