The river port of Lyon, which is located in the southeastern part of France, is one of the highest-turnover ports in the region. Thanks to its location on the Rhone River and the accompanying direct connection to the Mediterranean Sea, the Lyon Terminal achieved a total turnover of approx. 137,000 TEUs in 2017. In spring of 2018, Lyon Terminal S.A. decided to make a major investment to further advance the progressive technical expansion of the port. Until May 2018, the first Liebherr Reachstacker LRS 545 will operate on Lyon’s port site, followed by the second device by the end of the year.
The Reachstacker LRS 545 Toplift has a maximum lifting capacity of up to 45 t. It scores particularly highly with its unique hydrostatic transmission, which ensures stepless speed control for highly sensitive and smooth operation without gear changes, which means components such as torque converter and differential are obsolete. Thanks to the closed hydraulic circuit and the hydrostatic braking system, the reachstacker works with an almost maintenance-free system.
During the opening ceremony of the new Liebherr branch in Rognac, Liebherr solemnised the contract signing of the first two Liebherr Reachstacker LRS 545 with the Lyon Terminal officials.