LeTourneau’s new L-1150 is specifically designed to load 150- to 200-ton (136- to 181-metric-ton) haul trucks, which represent a significant percentage of the overall haul truck population. With its 1,205-hp (898-kW) engine and a standard 25-cubic-yard (19.1-cubic-metre) bucket, this machine is the first of a new platform series for LeTourneau’s loaders. The L-1150 features a redesigned modern cab, offering improved ergonomics and greater visibility for the operator. Other new features include a modular, liquid-cooled, IGBT converter package and a unique SR electric drive system providing true all-wheel-drive. In addition, the L-1150 comes equipped with LeTourneau Technologies’ new LINCS II control system. This provides full digital control and monitoring to the operator using a newly designed, cutting edge microprocessor. Real-time data includes bucket height and angle, net bucket load, cumulative truck load, elapsed time per loading cycle, and total tonnage. This data is automatically stored for future retrieval and analysis. Information is conveyed to the driver via the easy-to-read, touch screen display which is suitable for operation in the brightest light.