KATY, TX January 15, 2009 China™s top equipment manufacturing company and the only to win China™s National Quality Award for the machine industry, LiuGong, is expanding its presence in the U.S. market by offering a new mid-sized wheel loader, giving North America more of the world™s best equipment brand.

            The 842III Z-Bar will fill the gap between the 835 and 856, which are currently offered.  The new 842III Z-Bar is used for general construction work and offers customers the same great quality they are used to.

The 842III Z-Bar made its North American debut at the 2008 CONEXPO in Las Vegas, Nevada and made a lasting impression.

 The machine has performed especially well for our dealers and customers due to the simplicity of the machine and its performance, states Ron Hargrave, president of LiuGong North America.

            Compared to competitors, the 842III Z-Bar is equal or superior in performance and power.  Built with a Cummins Tier III 6.9 liter, 184 horsepower engine and ZF automatic transmission from the ZF-LiuGong joint venture in China, the loader offers great performance and value.

It gives users an operating weight of 34,480 pounds with a bucket size of 3.5 cubic yards and a steering angle of 40 degrees each way, providing great mobility with plenty of power for lifting and moving the largest of loads. 

Other standard features on the 842III Z-Bar include ride control, reversible engine cooling fan, central lubrication system, radial 20.5R25 tires, F/R limited slip axles, tilt telescopic steering consol, pre-cleaner, HD counterweight, 12V converter, tire chocks, auxiliary valve and piping, hydraulic Volvo compatible quick coupler, loader arm supports and a bucket that can use BOCE or teeth. The 842III Z-Bar is not only easy to operate, it™s easy to maintain as well.

 From a service standpoint, the machine has been designed from the start to be easy to maintain and troubleshoot, allowing dealers to quickly assist the customers in servicing the machine which results in less down time, states George Lumpkins, director of aftermarket support and product development LiuGong North America. 

With its reliable design, easy maintenance and dealer-backed service and support, it™s easy to see why LiuGong has the world™s largest wheel loader production line, producing over 30,000 units in 2008 alone.

For  a full list of features and to learn more about the 842III Z-Bar Wheel Loader or any of LiuGong North America™s products, please visit www.liugongna.com or contact Ron Hargrave at 281-579-8882.

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