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The Liebherr R 996 B is ranked at number six in the world. The excavator’s operating weight with shovel attachment is 676t and 672t with the backhoe attachment. The vehicle has a cab height of 9.26m and an undercarriage of 10m in length and 7.9m in width. The shovel and backhoe capacity of the Liebherr R 996 B excavator is 36m³. The digging and the breakout forces during backhoe operation are 1,500kN and 1,670kN respectively. The maximum crowding force and the breakout force of its shovel are 2,430kN and 1,905kN respectively. The Liebherr R 996 B is powered by two 16-cylinder Cummins K 1800 E diesel engines producing 3,000hp at 1,800rpm - Mining Technology.

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