Liebherr Wins First Reachstacker Order in Australia

24th April 2019

Logistics BusinessLiebherr Wins First Reachstacker Order in Australia

Tianqi Lithium Kwinana has recently placed an order with Liebherr for the first LRS 545 Reachstacker in Australia. The new device is a part of a package including two Liebherr XPower wheel loaders. The new machine is scheduled to go into operation in July this year.

Tianqi Lithium operates a new lithium hydroxide plant in the Kwinana Industrial Area, south of Perth in Western Australia. The company works every day to meet the rapidly growing demand for rechargeable batteries driven, for example, by the electric vehicle and energy storage industries.

The new machine has a front row capacity of 45 tonnes and can reach up to five containers high. Compared to its competitors, the LRS 545 is equipped with a fuel-saving 4-cylinder Liebherr diesel engine with 230 kW. The high efficiency of the hydrostatic drive ensures consistent performance with reduced fuel consumption: Furthermore, the downsized engine protects the environment by low fuel consumption and reduced emissions. To fulfil stage IV and tier 4 final legislative requirements, Liebherr relies entirely on an innovative SCR (selective catalytic reduction) system. The inhouse-developed system reduces exhaust emissions effectively without a sacrifice in performance.