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Economical in mining operations: third Liebherr L 586 XPower® wheel loader for
the Rinsche gravel plant
• Purchasing criteria: low fuel consumption and high power output
• Wheel loaders fitted with tyre protection chains for quarry operations • Load-and-carry operations with distances of up to 200 metres
In the Soest Börde in the heart of North Rhine-Westphalia, the Rinsche stone quarry extracts “German bluestone” and “Anröchter greenstone” also known as “Anröchter dolomite”. The Rinsche family business also mines large quantities of gravel. Three L 586 XPower® wheel loaders supplied by Liebherr play a significant part in this. The wheel loaders operate with impressively low consumption levels and high performance in load-and-carry operations they move up to 12 tonnes of limestone marl per loading cycle.
A third Liebherr L 586 XPower® wheel loader was recently added to the machine park of the Rinsche gravel plant in Anröchte. The key factor in the recent acquisition were the positive experiences of the two previous L 586 XPower® wheel loaders purchased by Managing Director Wilhelm Rinsche in 2019. “With its power split driveline, our L 586 use only around 20 litres of diesel per operating hour. This is approximately 12 litres less than a comparable wheel loader from another manufacturer which we previously had in the quarry. The Liebherr wheel loaders enable us to achieve huge cost savings and greatly reduced CO2 emissions.
Liebherr L 586 XPower® wheel loaders perform impressively in load-and-carry operations
The low fuel consumption is particularly worth noting because the wheel loaders, weighing more than 33 tonnes, are fitted with a range of special equipment for mining operations. The tyre protection chains are particularly distinctive and weigh up to 800 kilograms each depending on the version. Their main purpose is to improve traction in combination with the automatic self-locking differential. “The limestone soil in our quarries gets muddy and slippery particularly when it has been raining and this means we need the tyre protection chains,” explains Wilhelm Rinsche.
 Machine handover: Wilhelm Rinsche (right) receives his latest L 586 XPower® from Wilfried Holz (left).
Wilhelm Rinsche (left), together with two machine operators, presents the company’s three Liebherr L 586 XPower® wheel loaders.
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