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BTB Group Berlin make it a Liebherr machine treble

Liebherr L 586 XPower wheel loaders

German waste-management firm takes delivery of three new L 586 XPower wheel loaders

BTB Group Berlin have expanded their earthmoving machinery fleet with three new Liebherr L 586 XPower wheel loaders, replacing L 580 XPower machines that were purchased in 2017.

The recycling operator’s decision to strengthen its equipment fleet with Liebherr products was based on the wheel loader’s excellent fuel efficiency with power-split transmission, and the German manufacturer’s long track record in developing innovative technologies specifically for the load and haul of construction materials.

The trio of Liebherr L 586 XPower loading shovels have already been put straight to work at BTB Group’s flagship recycling site in Berlin, Germany, where up to a million tonnes of waste materials are reprocessed, handled, and distributed per annum.

‘Powerful, efficient and noticeably more fuel-efficient than the competition: these were the reasons behind our purchasing decision,’ said Philip Breul, owner of BTB Group Berlin.

The power-split drive concept behind the XPower wheel loaders is based on a combination of hydrostatic and mechanical drives which, combined with the proven Liebherr Power Efficiency (LPE) system, can deliver a fuel reduction of up to 30%, compared with other loaders in this size class.

Having a machinery fleet painted in the company's own design is not only good marketing, but also a source of pride for many organizations. For this reason, the BTB Group ordered the three new L 586 XPower units from Liebherr in their own customary colours.

Liebherr can integrate custom paintwork for wheel loaders directly into the manufacturing process. This means individual components are painted before assembly and then incorporated into the regular production process, saving painting and manual reworking.

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