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With an existing fleet of more than 130 machines, the Liviero Group purchased two R 976 crawler excavators, as well as other machines, for overburden removal, coal mining and loading dumper trucks at Keaton Energy’s coal mine in Middleburg, South Africa. After more than 2 000 operating hours, during which they demonstrated their cost-effectiveness and reliability in operation, the two machines are daily affirmation to Liviero Group of its decision to enter into a long-term partnership with Liebherr.

Liebherr Crawler Excavators Liviero

The two machines are each equipped with a 7,2 m boom, a 2,9 m stick and a 5,2 m³ HD bucket. With an operating weight of 90 t, the machines are developed and produced at Liebherr-France SAS in Colmar, France. They have a Liebherr diesel engine with an output of 400 kW / 544 HP, which complies with Stage IIIA / Tier 3 emission standards.

The Liebherr R 976 crawler excavators are used specifically for overburden, as well as for loading dumper trucks in the mine. The 40 t dumper trucks are loaded in four passes. With an average fuel consumption of 48 litres per hour, the R 976s achieve an output of 280 m³ per hour for 20 working hours a day. In a very hostile working environment, the machines are put to the test but to date have proved their efficiency, cost-effectiveness and reliability in operation.

The Liviero Group has more than 15 Liebherr machines in its fleet: one L 580 wheel loader, three PR 764 crawler tractors and 13 crawler excavators including an R 9100, an R 9150, an R 970 SME, eight R 976s and two R 980 SMEs.

The partnership with Liebherr is the result of a mutual trust that has been established, thanks in particular to the reliability and cost-effectiveness of the machines that Liebherr is able to provide. A major player in the mining and construction industries in South Africa, the Liviero Group uses its Liebherr machines for mining operations in particular.

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