First Liebherr Materials Handler for Metals Processor
- 23 May 2007
- Company & Industry News
P.Farrow & Sons Limited of Swinton in Yorkshire has taken delivery of their very first Liebherr materials handler for their scrap metals processing yard. A new generation wheeled A 904C HD Litronic is now hard at work on site stockpiling, loading and unloading skips and trucks and feeding the company's shear/baler.
P. Farrow & Sons has been in existence since the 1950's and is now being run by second and third generations of the Farrow family - Peter Farrow, his sons Jack and Rob and their sister Roseanne. The metals processing facility at Swinton, near Malton in North Yorkshire handles around 300 tonnes of ferrous and non-ferrous metals every week from delivered scrap and end-of-life vehicles as well as materials collected by Farrow's own fleet of trucks. The new Liebherr is the lynchpin of the materials handling procedures on site and its mobility comes in useful for operating at the processor, receiving bays and stockpiles. Once in position, the A 904C HD works on hydraulic outriggers, giving excellent reach and height performance while providing lifting duties of 10 tonnes at 4.5 metres radius and 4.9 tonnes at 9 metres radius. Jack Farrow comented "We had seen Liebherr machines at work on other metals processing sites and been impressed with their performance...and we were also well aware of Liebherr's good reputation. This is why we chose to buy our first one and we are very pleased with it". P. Farrow & Sons receive scrap metals and ELV's from the whole of Yorkshire, sorting, shearing and baling for onward sale to merchants throughout the north of England.
The A 904C HD Litronic taken by Farrow's is a 24.20 tonnes machine and features a heavy-duty wheeled undercarriage with outriggers for exceptional stability and lifting capacities. The engine is a Liebherr made model developing 105kW. The industrial monobloc boom is 7.10 metres in length, the stick is a 5 metres industrial angled type with hydraulic rotation for the Type 65 grab attachment and the hoist cylinders are equipped with load-holding valves. The heavy-duty eight-wheeled undercarriage has solid tyres and the four stabilisers are hydraulically operated. An automatic central lubrication system has been supplied.
The cab is hydraulically elevating for the best possible operating visibility, which is particularly useful for loading and unloading high-sided vehicles and feeding the shear baler, giving the operator an ideal raised line-of-sight for maximum operating safety and accuracy. The luxurious yet functional cab is air-conditioned with air-suspended seat, radio set, full instrumentation and Litronic engine and hydraulics management system, with associated monitor for real-time read-out of machine performance and condition; there is also an overload warning system installed. The front windscreen has armoured glass and is further protected by a pane protection guard.
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Liebherr-Great Britain Limited