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Liebherr extends reachstacker portfolio
The Liebherr LRS 545 - 35 unit

Liebherr extends reachstacker portfolio

Liebherr Maritime Cranes has launched two new reachstackers at TOC Europe: one unit with a lifting capacity of 35 tonnes in the second container row and a log handler for timber handling.

The machines are additions to the LRS 545 range, which was first presented three years ago.

According to the manufacturer, the range’s most important facet is its hydrostatic drive, which can help to save maintenance- and wear-intensive parts such as differential and torque converters.

The drive combined with the 230 kW diesel engine can provide possible fuel savings of up to 30% compared to the market average, it added in a statement.

Eric Colditz, Liebherr’s sales director for reachstackers, said that customer feedback had been positive with regards to “the stepless and gearless driving characteristics of our devices repeatedly”.

“Thanks to the individual wheel drive and the excellent panoramic view from the driver’s cab, our reachstackers are well-known for their high mobility and all-round visibility, even on terminals with narrow container rows,” he added.

Looking to improve safety, Liebherr has developed the Topview Camera System, which offers the driver rear and side views without any blind spots.

Due to the logical composition of three camera images, the complete rear area is covered by the system at an angle of 270°.

The system is an optional feature for all device types of the LRS 545 series.

The LRS 545 – 35 is capable of lifting containers weighing up to 35 tonnes out of the second row while the LRS 545 Log Handler has a lifting capacity of up to 30 tonnes and a maximum grapple capacity of 8.2 sq m.

The log handler’s telescopic boom allows a range of up to 8.5 m and a stacking height of up to 8.9 m, along with the possibility of log handling below ground level.