Page 42 - HUB-4 Magazine Issue 82
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  MRF’s & Recycling News
Liebherr handlers keep
Westminster happy
When a company is processing 130,000 tonnes of material a year in one of the world’s biggest cities, it needs to have confidence in its materials handling fleet. That’s why Westminster Waste continues to invest in Liebherr equipment.
The company’s recycling facility on the south bank of the River Thames in London continues to adopt the latest techniques and machinery and that means its mobile handling equipment must keep pace.
Liebherr L 546 and L 556 XPower® wheeled loaders are the most recent newcomers, brought on board to replace three- year-old L 538 and L 550 XPower® models and to handle waste 24-7, of which close to 100% is recycled. Managing Director Dominic Moule explained why the mobile fleet is dominated by the German manufacturer: ‘We have been purchasing Liebherr material handlers for several years and have always found their build quality to be second to none. We work the machines hard here and they stand up to our industry very well, which is why we keep investing in their latest machines when it comes to fleet upgrades.’
A wide range of construction and demolition waste is processed at the site and incoming material is pre-sorted as it is tipped, either by hand or by one of three Liebherr LH 24 material handlers fitted with selector grabs. With obvious items removed and sent to their respective waste streams, the remainder is fed into a Kiverco fixed plant that continues the separation process via a series of screens, trommels and a picking station to leave a variety of materials ready to send away for reuse and recycling.
The larger of the new arrivals, the L 556 XPower®, is usually deployed inside the shed where it copes with large volumes of raw and recycled material passing through each day. With an operating weight around 21 tonnes and powered by a 249hp Liebherr diesel engine, its specification is aimed squarely at achieving maximum efficiency and production.
  ‘We work the machines hard here and they stand up to our industry very well’
Managing Director Dominic Moule
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