Press releases | 03/02/2023 The Liebherr R 945 G8 wows customer in New Caledonia

  • The R 945 sets the standard on performance and safety
  • Perfectly meets this customer’s special requirements with its great flexibility and versatility
  • The solid reputation of the Liebherr brand was a key factor in the purchase decision

Our New Caledonian customer YADAMWA chose the powerful R 945 crawler excavator, which is perfectly suited to particularly demanding open cast mining work. The company is a subcontractor for SLN (“Société Le Nickel”), the world’s largest producer of ferronickel, and uses the Liebherr tracked excavator primarily for the extraction of metal ores such as iron and nickel.

A robust machine at home on all terrains.

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The R 945 is perfectly suited to mining operations and meets all of our customer’s requirements.

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In 2022, YADAMWA, a mining contractor based in New Caledonia, the South Pacific island group belonging to France, has purchased its first Liebherr machine. The first R 945 excavator has now been followed by an additional order for other Liebherr machines.

Maximum performance and safety in extraction

The working environment of a mining site is particularly demanding. The R 945 belongs to the generation 8 of Liebherr crawler excavators. The powerful 220 kW motor and automatic power adjustment make it a high-performance machine equally at home on all types of ground.

The glazed operator’s cab of the R 945 offers a panoramic view of the working area, whatever the working situation. The windows are tinted to optimally protect the operator from the effects of temperature and glare. The cab has also been adapted to the standards in force on site. So, for example, a HEPA filtration system – mandatory on all mining sites in New Caledonia – has been installed to prevent asbestos particles from getting into the cab.

Follow-up orders placed by YADAMWA: our customer was convinced by the quality and reliability

Last year, our customer from New Caledonia purchased its first Liebherr machine for earthmoving at its open cast mine as well as for loading dump trucks, areas in which YADAMWA specialises. The R 945 has since been followed by two other Liebherr models. In addition, the customer opted to buy a used PR 724 bulldozer, which is operated by one of its subsidiaries. YADAMWA particularly appreciates the quality and reliability of Liebherr machines, which set them apart from the competition.


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Alban Villaumé

Service Marketing Communication

Liebherr-France SAS

2 avenue Joseph Rey

68005 Colmar Cedex