Jack of all trades
Independent ready-mixed concrete and aggregate suppliers Tor Multimix Ltd of Glastonbury have taken delivery of a Liebherr L 514 PK Stereo wheeled loading shovel, which is already proving to be a welcome addition to the company’s busy operations.
The new L 514 is Tor Multimix’s first Liebherr machine and, according to the company, is an ideal solution to their varied materials handling needs. From stockpiling to tipper truck loading, batching plant bin feeding to load-and-carry of bagged aggregates, road sweeping and pallet handling, the L 514 is a multi-tasking machine. With its four-wheel hydrostatic drive, articulated rear axle steer, tight turning circle and considerable agility, this productive little loader is suited to the busy and compact site.
Tor Multimix Ltd is based in Thomas Way, Glastonbury, from where they provide a range of quality-assured ready-mixed concrete, sand and aggregates throughout Somerset for a broad spectrum of customers, from major civil engineering and construction projects to the domestic market for paths, shed bases, driveways, general building works, extensions etc.
The company also produces specialist concretes such as waterproof, spraying and heavyweight, fibre and pan-mixed floor screeds, bagged aggregates and Portland cement. The company owns and operates a fleet of tipper trucks, concrete truckmixers and pumping equipment.
The L 514 PK Stereo is one of Liebherr’s smaller wheeled loading shovels, weighing in at 8.35 tonnes, with a tipping load of 5,680kg and a bucket capacity of 1.50m³. Power is provided by a turbo-charged and water-cooled diesel engine which develops 72kW with reduced emissions well below the Stage IIIA / Tier 3 standards. The stepless hydrostatic travel drive provides optimum precision and response. The air-conditioned operator’s cab is comfortable and functional, with an adjustable steering wheel, attachment joystick integrated into the seat armrest, full instrumentation and a radio.
Tor Multimix chose top specifications and a number of additional features for the new machine. For the best possible all-round visibility, the machine is fitted with a rear-view camera and in-cab colour monitor. A weigh-load system, additional lights front and rear, acoustic back-up alarm and an amber beacon contribute further to operational safety. The machine is also equipped with a central lubrication system.
The attachments selected for the machine include a 1.50m³ bucket, a complete Bema 35 road-sweeping machine with a water spray system, a fork carrier and pallet forks. The P-Kinematic lift arms are 2,400mm in length including quick-hitch, there are quick-release couplings for attachment hoses and a lever-operated safety lock for front-end equipment.
Liebherr-Great Britain Ltd; tel: (01767) 602100; fax: (01767) 602110; e-mail: [email protected]