Liebherr, experts in crane technology, has has been awarded two major tenders in Central and South-America.
EMPORNAC Guatemala has awarded Liebherr a contract to supply and service 20 Toplift Reachstackers.
The first units for EMPORNAC were handed over and commissioned in August 2019.
In the future, a large number of the most critical ports will be fitted with Liebherr’s next-generation connectors. Low diesel consumption and a good customer service network were the decisive arguments that helped Liebherr win the tenders.
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The vast majority of reachstackers offered by most manufacturers on the market operate with an outdated mechanical drive system. This type of mechanical power transmission has not been further developed for many years and is therefore no longer up to date.
Liebherr depends on a hydrostatic drive for many machines, such as Liebherr wheel loaders, which have already sold more than 50,000 times over.
The Liebherr Reachstacker LRS 545 is also fitted with a hydrostatic drive system.
This form of drive does not require either a torque converter or a differential. In fact, there are less power failures due to the lack of mechanical power transfer.
This ensures that the energy produced by the diesel engine is transferred to the wheels with much less waste.
The result is significantly lower fuel consumption while maintaining the same performance.