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Productive in Canada: the Liebherr crawler excavator R 946 impresses

The crawler excavator R 946 produces 273 cubic metres per hour.
The crawler excavator R 946 produces 273 cubic metres per hour.

The Canadian transport and rental machine company Transport Camille Dionne 1991 Inc. decided in favour of a Liebherr crawler excavator R 946. The customer is satisfied. As of to date the company has worked over 600 operating hours with the excavator. The machine, which was manufactured in Colmar, France, demonstrates high reliability, optimal productivity and low fuel consumption.

The company Transport Camille Dionne 1991 Inc. from Quebec operates on various construction sites and therefore requires a machine that is diverse and easy to transport. The Liebherr crawler excavator R 946 with an operating weight of approximately 40 tonnes was precisely the right model for these requirements, according to Jean-Yves Gauthier, Managing Director of Transport Camille Dionne. "The technical properties of the Liebherr crawler excavator not only look good on paper. The excavator is also extremely reliable in practice," explains the Managing Director, when asked about why he decided on this particular manufacturer.

The R 946: efficient and reliable

The company uses the crawler excavator with a 2-cubic-metre backhoe bucket. This way a production capacity of 275 cubic metres per hour is achieved. With fuel consumption of just 16 litres per hour, the R 946 also proves extremely economical in use. Jean- Yves Gauthier is satisfied with the fuel consumption of the crawler excavator, both per working hour and per tonne of moved material.

The Liebherr crawler excavator delivers maximum power thanks to quick, fluid movements. The manufacturing factory, Liebherr-France SAS, achieves this through efficient interaction of the integrated systems. This is possible thanks to the high proportion of components manufactured in-house. For instance, the Positive Control hydraulic system, the Stage IIIB / Tier 4 Interim diesel engine and the electronics developed by Liebherr and optimally coordinated from scratch.

The daily service activities and checks should be easy to perform for the machine driver. From the start Liebherr paid attention to designing the machine as simple as possible, as well as improving accessibility. Checking levels, for example engine oil, is possible from the display in the cab. And through the use of an automatic central lubrication system, valuable working time can be saved and, at the same time, an optimal operating state of the machine can be guaranteed.

The company Transport Camille Dionne 1991 Inc.

Transport Camille Dionne 1991 Inc. with its head office in Quebec was founded in 1962 and was initially active in the areas of earthmoving and civil engineering. Since 1980, the company has been concentrating more and more on the transport of machines between Canada and the United States before being sold in 1991.

Jean-Yves Gauthier, arrived in 2001, undertook a comprehensive restructuring of the company including a renewal of 2/3 of equipment and expansion of activities to the sale of used equipment. In 2008, Transport Camille Dionne 1991 Inc. joined a family business in the forestry sector to create the entity "Crushing DLR", specializing in the crushing and recycling of concrete and bituminous mix.

"Today we employ around 70 people and operate in Quebec primarily in the areas of structural engineering, forestry, mining and quarrying, as well as in earthmoving and civil engineering", adds Jean-Yves Gauthier. 

Jean-Yves Gauthier chose the R 946 to be more flexible and productive at work.

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