BelAZ field-testing 290-tonne quarry dump truck

13.06.2018 10:13 / Russia / Ukraine / Belarus / Kazakhstan

MINSK - Belarus’ BelAZ heavy-duty truck manufacturer has announced that it is currently conducting field tests of a new quarry dump truck that boasts a load bearing capacity of 290 tonnes.

With the 290-tonne quarry dump truck, BelAZ will be represented in all classes of load bearing capacity.

The truck is complete with a 2,850 h.p. Cummins engine and new-gen AC transmission by General Electric, a skid control system and a traction control system, pneumatic suspension. The driver’s cabin meets ROPS and FOPS safety standards. The truck can ride as at a maximum speed of 64 km/h.

The Belarusian Automobile Plant (BelAZ) was set up in 1958. It is one of the world’s largest producers of automobiles for open cast mines and building significant hydroengineering objects. 

The company assembles over 200 models of mine trucks with the carrying capacity ranging from 27 to 450 tons, special machines (front loaders, wheel bulldozers, wheel vehicles for metallurgic companies, aircraft haulers, irrigative machinery, automobile dump semitrailers, and consumer goods).

Engines for rock handlers are supplied by foreign companies such as Cummins (USA) and Deutz (Germany), less powerful ones are bought from Yaroslavl Automobile Plant and Ural Motor Plant (Russia).

The annual output equals 800-900 items. BelAZ produces heavy-duty trucks for open-cast mining in South-East Asia, the Middle East and Eastern Europe.

Source: ПраймПресс

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