Bothra Shipping Services, taking care of container handlings in the Port of Kakinada (Andhra Pradesh state), has taken in a brand-new Liebherr LRS 545 reachstacker.
Bothra’s reachstacker from Liebherr features an individual drive concept, with a hydraulic motor independently driving each of the wheels, a solution that helps in reducing tyre scrubbing, hence increasing tyre life. Additionally, the mechanical gearbox has been removed, making the drive from accelerating to breaking more smooth, adding sensitivity at low speeds, Liebherr’s press release says.
Bothra’s new machinery is fitted with a Tier 4f-compliant 4-cylinder 230 kW engine as well as with a hydrostatic drive system, which made it possible to reduce the engine’s size. The reachstacker’s fuel consumption can go as low as 12-14 l/h, according to the manufacturer.
The new machinery will be chiefly used for container stacking inside the company’s terminal.
Moreover, the Bothra Shipping Group (operating 11 eleven mobile harbour cranes from Liebherr, encompassing the LHM 400, 425, and 550 models), has installed a new training classroom with the Liebherr LiSIM simulator, offering the company’s original controls, being also equipped with simulations software for both mobile and ship cranes.