Liebherr has delivered a new LRS 545 Reachstacker to Bothra Shipping Services Pvt Ltd. at Kakinada Port. The new Reachstacker is being used at Bothra Shipping Group’s busy port for container operation predominantly for the stacking of containers inside the terminal. Bothra Group opted for a Liebherr Reachstacker because of the smooth handling features and the high total economic value of the machine.
Low total cost of ownership
The LRS 545 is designed for highly responsive operation to allow high performance in a relaxed manner. The innovative individual drive concept ensures that, a hydraulic motor independently drives each wheel. Not only is this a more compact solution, it reduces tyre scrubbing and thereby increases tyre life. The reduced wear and tear of the tires strongly contributes to low total cost of ownership. By removing the mechanical gearbox element, the drive of the machine from acceleration to braking is smooth and step less, which provides added sensitivity at low speeds and increases driver comfort.
- Bothra Shipping Services Pvt Ltd. operates the first LRS 545 in India
- Latest Reachstacker delivery underlines long lasting partnership between Bothra Group and Liebherr
- Liebherr Group already delivered more than 30 different products to Bothra Group in the last 12 years
Another significant factor for good total cost of ownership of a Reachstacker is of course fuel consumption. The highly efficient hydrostatic drive system of the LRS 545 makes a reduction in engine size possible. Fitted with a 4-cylinder 230 kW engine that meets Tier 4f requirements, fuel consumption as low as 12 to 14 litres per hour can be achieved.