The resulting machine delivers excellent container handling, high productivity and reliability as well as low maintenance costs and fuel consumption.
Liebherr straddle carriers are custom built in two standard heights, three containers high (1 over 2) and four containers high (1 over 3). The straddle carriers are designed for single and twinlift operation. Eight wheels mounted on four steering axles, coupled with the superior response of the Liebherr drive and control system offers the ultimate in maneuverability and stability. The innovative design feature of individual hydraulic units at ground level results in a more dynamic response of the steering and braking system. The Liebherr straddle carrier has been developed from over 40 years of experience in container handling and brings new and innovative features to this market.
Steer and brake by wire
Hydraulics at ground level
Liebherr electric AC inverter drives
Small turning circle
4 axle steering with two and four wheel steering modes
Ergonomic operator's cabin
Impact protection and automatic wheel alignment
Improved dynamic response from the steering and braking system due to ground level hydraulics
The Liebherr family business was established in 1949 by Hans Liebherr. The great success of his first mobile, easy-to-assemble and affordable tower crane was the foundation on which the company flourished. Today Liebherr is not only one of the world’s leading manufacturers of construction machinery but is also an acknowledged supplier of technically innovative user-oriented products and services in numerous other fields. Over the years the family business has grown into what is today a group of companies, employing a workforce of 32,979 in more than 120 companies on all continents.
Liebherr-Australia Pty. Ltd. was first incorporated as a company in 1981 and shortly after this time, the new head office complex in Adelaide (South Australia) was built. Since then the company has expanded considerably with offices throughout the country. Today Liebherr-Australia Pty. Ltd. sells and supports a range of Liebherr products in Australia and New Zealand including mobile and crawler cranes, offshore cranes, tower cranes, deep foundation machines as well as earthmoving and mining equipment.
In addition to the sales and services offered, the Adelaide, Perth, Mackay and Mt Thorley sites are home to bucket manufacturing and bucket repair facilities. The company also operates a national distribution centre and a remanufacturing centre. Both are established to provide industry best practise standards of remanufactured components and parts for our customer’s fleets.