In Durban and going strong

In December 2017, Transnet SOC Ltd ordered seven Liebherr Reachstacker LRS 545, which were dispatched from the manufacturing site in Sunderland, Great Britain, in February this year. Thanks to the professional on-site assembly by qualified Liebherr service engineers in Durban, South Africa, all seven units were already in operation by March.
Within a short period after the commissioning of the new reachstackers in daily business, Transnet SOC Ltd appears impressed by the remarkable performance of the seven latest Liebherr machines. Moreover, the machines have proven to be highly reliable as they have been in permanent 24/7 operation for more than six months straight.
“The decisive factor for the purchase of a Liebherr machine was to find a reachstacker that could withstand the difficult maritime environmental conditions such as dust and salt that prevail in the port of Durban and defy them permanently. In addition, it was necessary to find an engine that could cope with the deficient quality of diesel fuel in Africa.
“A very satisfactory solution for these requirements was found, the LRS 545,” says Nene Thubelihle, Regional Supply Chain Manager KZN for Transnet SOC Ltd.