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Milestone machine for Liebherr

50,000th Liebherr wheel loader

Liebherr-Werk Bischofshofen GmbH deliver 50,000th Liebherr wheel loader to Geiger Unternehmensgruppe

THE 50,000th Liebherr wheel loader has rolled off the production line at Liebherr-Werk Bischofshofen GmbH, in Austria. The milestone machine, an L 566 XPower, has been delivered to long-standing Liebherr customer Geiger Unternehmensgruppe.

Geiger managing partner Pius Geiger and Geiger Logistik’s managing director, Gernot Beer, travelled to Bischofshofen to pick up their new machine, which has been finished in a special paintwork design.

‘Geiger Unternehmensgruppe is a very special partner for us,’ said Liebherr-Werk Bischofshofen GmbH’s managing sales director, Martin Gschwend. ‘We are not only linked by many years of a professional relationship, but as innovative and sustainable family-owned businesses we also share the same fundamental values. Consequently, I am delighted to be able to hand over the 50,000th Liebherr wheel loader to Geiger.’

Mr Gschwend continued: ‘This L 566 XPower wheel loader is, like all XPower-series models, a technological milestone. It combines efficiency, powerful performance, durability and convenience, and the XPower split drive guarantees excellent levels of fuel savings in any application.

‘Already, more than 1,000 of the 50,000 Liebherr wheel loaders feature XPower-generation technology, and the positive experience our customers are having with these machines demonstrates that we were right to invest in durability and performance as part of the XPower developments.’

Congratulating Liebherr on the production of their 50,000th wheel loader, Pius Geiger said: ‘We feel honoured to call this machine a part of our fleet and are keen to get working with our new L 566 XPower.’

Geiger Unternehmensgruppe will use the new wheel loader at the company’s quarry in Wertach im Allgäu, in southern Germany, where it will transport material, load lorries and dumpers, and help clear the site’s vast armour-stone sorting system.

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