Liebherr-Werk Telfs GmbH from Telfs,Austria has been selected by the Turkish General Directorate of State Hydraulic Works DSI (Türkiye Devlet Su İşleri), to supply a total of 130 Liebherr PR 754 Litronic crawler tractors to modernise its fleet of equipment. On Ankomak 2014, the Turkish construction machinery trade fair that was held in May in Istanbul, Liebherr announced that the 130 machines will be delivered by the end of 2015.
Like all Liebherr crawler tractors, these 40 t-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 PR 754 Litronic crawler tractor is powered by the engine D 946 L A6 250 kW (340 HP) six-cylinder diesel engine, developed and built by Liebherr.
The Turkish General Directorate of State Hydraulic Works DSI is the primary state agency responsible for the overall utilisation of the country’s water resources. This includes the qualitative and quantitative registration and monitoring of all water resources in Turkey with the objective of providing irrigation for agricultural areas and water supplies for major cities across the country. In addition, DSI is also responsible for building and operating waste water treatment plants and water purification plants and for the infrastructure measures this requires. Another important field of activity is preventive flood control, which is also the responsibility of the General Directorate of State Hydraulic Works.
Numerous crawler tractors are employed alongside other earthmoving machines when building dams and flood protection dykes and when realising infrastructure measures and general earthworks.