Liebherr reachstacker wins major tenders in the Americas


Liebherr is celebrating success in the Central and South American markets with a large number of crucial ports set to be equipped with its next-generation reachstackers. Low diesel consumption and good customer service were decisive factors when securing the tenders.

The vast majority of reachstackers offered on the market operate with a mechanical drive system. This type of mechanical power transmission has not been developed for many years and is therefore no longer up to date.

Liebherr relies on a hydrostatic drive for many machines, such as the Liebherr wheel loader which has sold more than 50,000 units. The Liebherr Reachstacker LRS 545 is also equipped with a hydrostatic drive. This type of drive requires neither a torque converter nor a differential. In addition, there are fewer power losses due to the non-existent mechanical power transmission. This means that the energy produced by the diesel engine is transmitted to the wheels with fewer wastage. The result is significantly lower fuel consumption while maintaining the same performance.

Empornac Guatemala awarded Liebherr a contract to supply and service 20 Toplift Reachstackers. The company took into account the impressive fuel consumption and comfortable driving comfort of the Liebherr hydrostatic reachstacker.

SAAM, one of the most important Latin American terminal operators, awarded the international tender of 28 units of reachstackers for their Terminals in Chile, Ecuador and USA to Liebherr-MCCtec Rostock for 2019/20.

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