LIEBHERR L 580 XPOWER wheel loader assists in greywacke extraction

Published 23/11 at 16:16

Rugged American haul trucks designed for bulk material transportation are pairing up with high performance Liebherr equipment as part of a greywacke extraction process undertaken by German company, Günter Jung GmbH.

Located in the Sauerland region in North Rhine-Westphalia, the quarrying company operates a very special fleet of machinery, which now includes the Liebherr L 580 XPower wheel loader as its latest addition.

The L 580 XPower is predominantly used in load and carry applications, feeding material into crushers and haul trucks as part of Günter Jung GmbH specialism in the extraction and processing of greywacke. The quarrying firm produces bulk material of various quality grades of quarried stone which are used as irregular paving slabs, decorative stones and rectangular stone blocks for use in a variety of construction and landscaping applications.

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 company’s two crusher units. In this process, the machine travels a distance of about 100m with ease. With its power-split driveline, the approximately 28t wheel loader has no difficulty in covering this distance, which includes an incline of around 15m in length.

Since its commissioning in June 2017, the Liebherr L 580 XPower has proved to be ideally suited to the load and carry work at the quarry. Its rugged z-bar linkage can exert high breakout forces in the lower region of the lift arm, with this feature playing a vital role in picking up blast greywacke using the excavators 6m3 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. As a result, the L 580 XPower contributes to boosting the quarry’s productivity.

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