Pits & Quarries
Liebherr showcases XPower wheel loader fuel efficiency in quarrying operations at Hillhead 2018
June 13, 2018 – An L 576 XPower equipped with a 5.2m3 bucket on Z-bar linkage is being tasked with loading a fleet of 40 tonne capacity articulated dump trucks with material at a North Wales quarry for a major aggregate producer on a contract for fabrication and quarry services contractor Thor Atkinson, where it has impressed with its fuel efficiency by using just 12.4 l/h.
At close to 26 tonnes the L 576 XPower wheel loader is powered by a 292 HP Liebherr six-cylinder diesel engine positioned low to the rear of the machine to give it excellent weight distribution and balance, which eliminates the need for additional counterweight. The addition of AdBlue and SCR technology enable it to meet the latest Tier 4f emission standards.
A fuel-efficient engine combined with state-of-the-art transmission is key to the low cost per tonne produced. The current operator of one of the L 576 XPower wheel loaders commented that it is very easy and comfortable to operate and is hardly using any fuel.
And Thor Atkinson contracts manager Colin Scott said, “I know from my experience that the Liebherr wheel loaders are superb on fuel and that they perform better than similarly-sized machines from other manufacturers.”
To see real time fuel usage for the full range of Liebherr wheel loaders visit: www.efficiencyplus.liebherr.com.