03/07/2017 New Liebherr LRS 545 Reachstacker for Dublin
Liebherr has delivered a new LRS 545 reachstacker to Doyle Shipping Group at Dublin Port. The new reachstacker is being used at Doyle Shipping Group’s busy Dublin Port container operation predominantly for the loading and unloading of containers to and from trains at the port.
The Liebherr LRS 545 is the ideal machine for this type of operation due to its low front end, which allows for increased visibility for the operator when placing the containers onto the train.
The LRS 545 was produced at Liebherr’s manufacturing facility in Sunderland (UK) from where it was shipped via road to Dublin. On arrival in Dublin, the machine was unloaded and prepared for operation by Liebherr service engineers based at Liebherr’s Irish headquarters in Dublin.
Glen O’Connor, Director of Doyle Shipping Group commented, “The Reachstacker is a hugely important tool in our Terminal Operations. It is used for day-to-day container movements – loading and unloading transport and trains. We are also heavily involved in project work and the machine is vital in the movement of deliveries for wind turbine components, project cargoes, and out of gauge lifts.”
Doyle Shipping Group was also looking for reachstackers from other manufactures but in the end choose Liebherr for several reasons: “After 25 years of using various manufacturers’ reachstackers we find that the Liebherr product is hard to beat. In terms of ordering, delivery, after sales service and most importantly reliability we have found Liebherr to be of the highest quality. Since the new LRS 545 is now in operation at our facility in Dublin, our drivers choose it every time. The comfort, technology, speed and reliability make this machine our number one choice.”