Equipment and Machinery

Liebherr Wheel Loader with Fertilizer Anti Corrosion Pack


Situated in the idyllic Hawkesbury River Basin in Sydney’s west, EFS has been manufacturing specialist mushroom substrate for over 40 years.

In their quest to source the best solutions for their machine and process requirements, EFS has researched extensively.

After experiencing the benefits of the Liebherr wheel loaders working in a European composting facility, a decisive argument in favour of Liebherr machines was made.

EFS’s key machine requirements were that it had to offer a maximum level of performance in a variety of applications and environments, ensuring that when operated it warranted safety to both man and equipment whilst also securing optimal efficiency through higher fuel savings and easier daily maintenance.




After confirming an optimal solution for their requirements with the Liebherr-Australia Team, EFS made the decision to purchase the Liebherr L 550 IIIB Tier wheel loader with the fertilizer anti corrosion package. This specialised fertilizer package comes directly from the Liebherr factory in Austria and consists of special protective coating and paint, use of stainless steel, treatment of electronics and additional air filtration. This is done to safeguard the machine from the effects of exposure to corrosive application environments.

Since the machine’s commissioning in late-2015 the L 550 has proven itself moving straw bales, compost and raw materials in a typical day-to-day workload.




According to EFS management, the key strengths of the Liebherr L 550 wheel loader are:

  • Ease of use
  • Outstanding operator comfort
  • A high standard load capacity for the actual machine size
  • Significant fuel savings, achieving an average fuel consumption of 12.9 l/hr
  • Excellent ride control through the hydrostatic drive

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