Loader lights up site

A Liebherr L 586 XPower wheel loader has helped illuminate the Dowideit Recycling GmbH machine park in Wustermark, Germany – quite literally!

Dowideit uses the machine for recycling rubble, soil preparation and composting. The wheel loader weighs almost 34-tonnes and boasts a tip load of 23,500 kg. The machine is in operation for around ten hours a day.

Liebherr explained that poor lighting conditions in the recycling centre’s operating area pose challenges for operators, particularly in winter when shift work begins at dawn and ends at dusk. 

To counter this, the new L 586 XPower is equipped with adaptive working lighting. This comprises of an intelligent lighting control system which Liebherr offers as an option. The adaptive working lighting features an additional LED headlight, which is said to optimise the light conditions in the front section when the working attachment is raised. 

The result is an illuminated operating area, with glare, reflections and shadows all reduced. The adaptive working lighting also features four dimmable working headlights on the upper edge of the cab and two standard driving headlights.

Managing director Thomas Dowideit explained, “Thanks to the adaptive working lighting, the wheel loader operating area is completely illuminated. There is now a better overview of shaded areas and other areas which are difficult to see during loading. This increases safety on our site and makes daily work easier for my machine operators.”