News | 07/08/2021 Ten new Liebherr wheeled excavators for Julius Berger

Julius Berger has ordered ten more Liebherr A 920 Litronic wheeled excavators . In the past year the company purchased 30 earthmoving machines, including nine Liebherr wheeled excavators of the same type. The machines are to be used in the future for large-scale projects in Nigeria. The acceptance of the first five machines of the current order recently took place in Kirchdorf an der Iller.

Large order of Liebherr wheeled excavators: The acceptance of the first five machines took place recently at Liebherr-Hydraulikbagger GmbH in Kirchdorf an der Iller. From left to right: Simon Brönner (Area Sales Manager at Liebherr-Hydraulikbagger GmbH, Matthias Arend (Regional Manager at Liebherr-Export AG), Peter Leuschner (Senior Mechanical Engineer at Julius Berger International GmbH) and Rudolf Arnold (Managing Director of Sales at Liebherr-Hydraulikbagger GmbH).

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Due to the positive experience with the Liebherr wheeled excavators already deployed in Nigeria, the company decided on another large order. The machines have an operating weight of around 21,000 kilograms with an engine power of 129 kW / 175 hp in exhaust emissions category IIIA. High digging performances, high lift capacities and fast work cycles make them essential assistants in everyday construction site operation. Thanks to their mobile undercarriage and the good driving characteristics, the machines can be moved quickly and easily on the construction site. The robust undercarriage concept with stabiliser blade at the front, as well as support lugs at the rear, ensure secure positioning and high stability during applications even with full loads. The upper carriage concept with its optimal maintenance accessibility, the harmonised Liebherr hydraulic system and the powerful construction machine engine also impressed the customer.

Julius Berger International GmbH and Julius Berger Nigeria Plc form the core of the Julius Berger Group, whose core technologies are in the construction and repair of diverse and complex civil engineering works. Some of the large-scale projects in Nigeria are construction projects with international importance. They include, for example, the upgrading and extension of the Abuja-Kaduna-Zaria-Kano Road, one of the most important road network connections in the country, or the infrastructure project "Second River Niger Bridge" in Asaba, which should eliminate the traffic congestion that passes over the Niger River.

"In order to be able to successfully execute large-scale projects in Nigeria, we resorted to searching for reliable and powerful wheeled excavators", says Peter Leuschner from Julius Berger International GmbH. Other criteria in the purchase decision were that the wheeled excavators can be used in diverse applications and at the same time are productive and efficient in everyday construction site operation.