Liebherr wins Turkish Ministry order

130 bulldozers sold to water works directorate

Liebherr has cracked open the Turkish General Directorate of State Hydraulic Works DSI (Türkiye Devlet Su ??leri), winning a major order to supply 130 Liebherr PR 754 Litronic crawler tractors, part of the DSI’s programme to modernise its fleet of existing equipment. 

At Ankomak 2014, the Turkish construction machinery trade fair held in May in Istanbul, Liebherr-Werk Telfs GmbH announced that the 130 machines would be delivered by the end of 2015.

The Austrian-based Liebherr company, which manufactures crawler tractors and loaders as well as telescopic loaders, did not disclose the total value of the deal.

The DSI is the primary state agency responsible for management of the Turkey’s water resources, and on projects large numbers of bulldozers are employed alongside other earthmoving machines, such as when building dams and flood protection dykes and when realising infrastructure measures and general earthworks.

Like all Liebherr crawler tractors, the 40-tonne class machines feature a freely variable hydrostatic travel drive and are characterised by good thrust and tearout performance, by their simple controls and by their especially good efficiency.

The robust components, which have been tried and tested in practice, guarantee excellent availability even under the toughest of operating conditions. The PR 754 Litronic crawler tractor is powered by the engine D 946 L A6 250 kW six-cylinder diesel engine, developed and built by Liebherr.

CMME Says: With 130 of Liebherr’s PR 754 Litronic crawler tractors in its fleet, the DSI should find managing its part inventory and service programme for the bulldozers will be easy, leading to fast mobilisation of machines and considerable up-time. 



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