LiuGong Brings Proven, Tested Battery Electric 856H-E MAX Wheel Loader to North America


KATY, Texas – March 1, 2023 – LiuGong will showcase its newest battery electric wheel loader for the North American market at the 2023 CONEXPO-CON/AGG show.

The LiuGong 856H-E MAX Wheel Loader is part of the company’s range of electric construction vehicles worldwide. At CONEXPO, booth F9205 in the Festival Grounds, LiuGong will demonstrate how its battery electric vehicles stack up with conventional machines and guide dealers through the process of going electric.

“The industry is talking about battery electric vehicles at a greater volume than in years past, particularly going into CONEXPO,” said Andrew Ryan, President, LiuGong North America.

“LiuGong is the world’s largest manufacturer of wheel loaders, so it makes sense for our company to lead the industry in the adoption and application of battery technology.”

Applications and Strengths

The 856H-E MAX has already proven its reliability in the field, with more than 2,000 electric wheel loaders operating in the world’s toughest conditions as of October 2022, and exponential growth is expected. Its reliability is reinforced by the IP67-rated wiring harness and waterproof integrated battery package. All of that is backed by a standard five-year or 10,000-hour warranty for the battery, motor, and controller.

The 856H-E MAX battery electric vehicle thrives in work sites where traditional combustion engines aren’t allowed, or in fixed-site operations where investments in charging infrastructure make sense.

In addition to making work easier, the new electric technologies are also environmentally conscious while offering a competitive total cost of ownership. The 856H-E MAX consumes zero fuel, produces zero emissions, and creates significantly lower noise and vibrations.

Specifications and Key Details

The 856H-E MAX features intelligent controls and a human-centric design for a superior operator experience. This includes load-sensing hydraulics, an EAT700 transmission with an electro-proportional valve for fast, smooth shifting, and independent control of the dual-motor drive for maximum hydraulic lift.

The LiuGong Intelligent Auto Digging System automatically carries out repetitive digging cycles to reduce operator fatigue. Its electric control box also improves transmission efficiency compared to conventional machines.

The vehicle was designed around the operator to provide the highest levels of safety, visibility, and comfort. Its cab has full ROPS protection and significantly reduces dust and noise contamination.

Powering the 856H-E MAX is a 432kWh large capacity lithium-ion phosphate battery from world-leading battery manufacturer CATL. The machine is capable of 10 hours of working time for light applications and 8 hours for heavy applications. It also features an Intelligent Battery Management System that can be fast charged in 90 minutes (1.5 hours).

856H-E MAX Specs:

  • Battery Type: LFP
  • Rated Storage Energy: 432 kWh
  • Operating Weight: 46,297 lb
  • Rated Load Capacity: 12,786.8 lb
  • Standard Bucket Size: 4.6 yd3
  • Standard Breakout Force: 36419 lbf
  • Standard Dump Clearance: 9 ft 9 in

For more information on the 856H-E MAX wheel loader and CONEXPO, please visit or contact your nearest LiuGong dealer.

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About LiuGong North America

LiuGong Construction Machinery North America, LLC, a subsidiary of Guangxi LiuGong Machinery, is headquartered in Katy, Texas. For more than 60 years, LiuGong has been manufacturing machinery for the global construction equipment and material handling markets. LiuGong’s brands can trace their lineages back over 100 years in the United States. Today, LiuGong is one of the fastest-growing equipment companies in the world with one of the most comprehensive global dealer networks. LiuGong operates 25 manufacturing facilities globally including joint ventures with world-class companies such as Cummins, ZF, and Metso. LiuGong’s products are designed for rugged global applications and produced with world-class components for durability and sustainability. LiuGong North America is committed to supporting dealers and customers by rapidly responding to changes in the marketplace. For more information, go to