Liebherr Maritime Cranes has officially launched its new Pulser reachstacker series. Eleven years after the delivery of its the first reachstacker, Liebherr has developed the LRS 545, the first model of a compact machine that according to the company, “unites state-of-the-art technology and environmental-friendliness as the new efficient link between quay and yard.”
“The Pulser reachstacker’s wedge-shaped design “provides the desired agility for smooth container operation. With the latest technology on board, the new machine truly quickens the pulse of every terminal,” said Matthias Mungenast, Sales Director for Liebherr mobile harbour cranes and reachstackers.
Stacking five containers high in the first row, the LRS 545 is capable of handling 45 tonnes in the first row and 31 tonnes in the second. With a total weight of around 70 tonnes for an optimal balance between stability and speed, the machine is equipped with an in-house developed 4-cylinder 230 kW diesel engine which fully complies with the latest EU Stage IV/EPA Tier 4 final emission standards. A maintenance-free hybrid power booster Pactronic allows for an additional 110 kW without fuel consumption or emission.
An ergonomic cabin reduces driver fatigue and customers can opt for a steering wheel or an additional steer-by-wire control. “Visibility, driveability and comfort, that’s what drivers can expect from our new Pulser series. This allows for high performance in a relaxed manner,” said Mungenast.
The hydrostatic transmission allows for stepless speed control with optimised diesel revolutions per minute which not only reduces fuel consumption but requires less service than alternative concepts.
Each wheel of the LRS 545 is steered separately which improves agility through smaller radii and the individual wheel drive reduces wear and tear on each tyre is reduced.
Designed for low maintenance every part of the machine is easily accessible and within reach for a fast and stress-free servicing.
The Pulser range will be further expanded in the long run.