Milestone Liebherr buy for Ayr facility

LOWMAC Waste and Recycling has become the first UK operator to bring the new Liebherr 19-tonne A 914 material handler into service at its materials recycling facility in Ayr.

The model will be used to sort and load large volumes of mixed waste and recyclable materials that are managed on the site.

The machine carries a 9m boom and dipper combination and is powered by a D924-FPT Tier IV-compliant 4-cylinder diesel engine designed for Liebherr. 

The manufacturer explained that the material handler’s compact overhang minimises the risk of damage to either the counterweight or objects around the machine. 

The purpose-made chassis carries a pair of stabiliser legs to the rear with a heavy-duty blade to the front.

The machine comes with a hydraulically elevating cab which offers almost 3m of elevation as standard, and is desrcribed as being ’ideal’ for loading bulk tippers and walking floor trailers. 

The cabin is designed in a way which has the controls laid out to hand and features an integrated colour touchscreen. Additional features include a front protection screen and FOPS guard. 

Fitted with a Liebherr SG20B sorting grab with perforated shells a, the Lowmac machine will be tasked with assisting in the pick and sort operations it undertakes on a daily basis.  

Lowmac managing director Kenny Smith commented, “The A 914 has already proven itself capable of combining high levels of productivity with excellent levels of economy.”