The newly re-engineered LF-7HB is a shearing scaler for a maximum scaling height of 7.85 m. The highly efficient shearing scaling principle is combined with the proven hydrostatic drive EDS, which enables quick reversing and sensitive roof as well as side wall scaling. In comparison with conventional impact scalers the shearing principle drastically increases scaling performance in soft rock applications and provides a high quality scaling and safer underground work environment. In order to comply with the highest safety requirements, the cabins are designed for an extremely high load and provide a very good overview in all working conditions – in particular at the scaling tools. The intelligent scaling safety system protects both the operator and machine during operation. Its wide spur and low centre of gravity guarantee a high stability even in extreme gradients. The vehicle frame of the LF 7HB is based on the proven "Super Low Profile" – concept (SLP) and consequently offers an excellent overview with its spacious cabin. Furthermore, the vehicle is also available in a SLP option with a low profile operator’s cabin to carry out efficient scaling in thin-seam deposits. The ecofriendly engine complies with the highest emission standard EU Stage IV and EPA Tier 4 final, thus minimizing the need for ventilation.