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German quarrying firm pairs up with Liebherr

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Quarrying company Günter Jung GmbH, based in the Sauerland region of Germany, operates a fleet of machinery that includes the L 580 XPower® wheel loader as its latest addition.

About a year on from purchasing it, company owner Günter Jung commented: “We are glad to have chosen the XPower wheel loader from Liebherr. It delivers loads of power while being efficient and reliable.”

The L 580 XPower is predominantly used in load-and-carry applications and feeds material into crushers and lorries.

Günter Jung GmbH specialises in the extraction and processing of greywacke. The quarrying firm produces bulk material of various quality grades for use in industries such as special-purpose civil engineering. The high-quality quarry stones, irregular paving slabs, decorative stones and rectangular stone blocks are used in both construction and landscaping.

The L 580 XPower wheel loader plays a key role in the extraction and processing of these products in the quarry. It picks up blast material at the quarry face and transports it to the two crusher units. In this process, the machine travels a distance of about 100 m with ease. With its power-split driveline, the approximately 28-t wheel loader has no difficulty in covering this distance, which includes an incline of around 15 m in length. Jung explained: “I am completely amazed by the L 580’s XPower driveline. Our quarry area includes a steep ramp and the machine negotiates it with ease.”

The L 580 XPower’s rugged Z-bar linkage can exert high breakout forces in the lower region of the lift arm. This plays a vital role in picking up blast greywacke using the 6 m3 rock bucket efficiently. During material transportation, the power-split driveline ensures a smooth ride and a high level of performance by automatically adapting to the current driving situation.

“The new Liebherr wheel loader allows us to handle 1500 t of greywacke on a daily basis. At the same time, its average diesel consumption of 12 litres per hour of operation is impressively low and helps us reduce our operating costs”, Jung explained.

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