HTL Waste Management Services Takes Liebherr High Lift Waste Handler
- 17 December 2007
- Company & Industry News
The ever-growing importance of recycling and reclamation, coupled with the urgent need to reduce tip-to-landfill, has led HTL Waste Management Services to increase their throughput with the associated materials handling requirements that this creates. As part of the company's continuing investment in modern efficient plant and equipment, HTL has recently added the Liebherr L 5562plus2 High Lift Waste Handler to its fleet. Designed and built for the waste management industry, this L 5562plus2 plays an important role in loading and stockpiling at HTL's Deptford premises. Materials handled are highly varied but are predominantly building and construction waste, ferrous and non-ferrous metals and domestic waste. The incoming raw waste materials are segregated, loaded into high-sided bulkers and transported to recycling centres in the region. Residues from the recyclables reclamation process are transferred by bulkers for final disposal for landfill and Energy from Waste incineration plants.
The L 5562plus2 High Lift Waste Handler is an articulated, hydrostatically driven machine weighing in at 19.84 tonnes, with a tipping load of 7,200kg and is one of a range of seventeen wheeled loading shovels from Liebherr. Power is supplied by a Liebherr made new generation engine which develops 130kW and the high-tip bucket capacity is 4.5m³. The L 5562plus2 has a high level, isolated cooling system which is equipped with an automatically reversing fan to maintain radiator cleanliness and efficiency. The hydrostatic driveline system on the loader not only contributes to considerable fuel consumption benefits (around 10 litres per hour on this particular waste handling application) but also, with limited slip differential in both front and rear axles, produces good efficient pushing power when stockpiling whilst, at the same time, prolonging tyre life. An automatic greasing system is standard and greatly contributes to reducing maintenance time.
The L 5562plus2 High Lift Waste Handler owned by HTL Waste Management Services features 3050mm high lift arms which produce a 5.3 metres dump height for easy loading of bulk trailers and waste processors - and with reach to spare. The 4.7 metres pin height of the high lift arm also allows the operator to compact material during the loading process.
The air-conditioned and luxurious operator's cab features full instrumentation and has an air-suspended and fully adjustable seat. A weigh-load indicator and colour reverse camera system have been installed for maximum operational safety on this busy site. The cab is protected by an extra-heavy-duty screen guard and the loading shovel itself is also fully guarded under the belly of the front and rear articulated chassis, to fully protect the machine from damage from site debris during the working cycles.
For further information, please contact:
Liebherr-Great Britain Limited