Elec­tric dump truck from BEML

BEML has launched the first 150T elec­tric drive rear dump truck.

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BEML has launched the first 150T elec­tric drive rear dump truck.

Dump trucks are huge. They are gi­ant machines that can haul up­wards of 75 to 80-tonnes of over­bur­den or loose ma­te­rial in mines. Termed as heavy con­struc­tion equip­ment, they are found in the large open pit mines of In­dia, and share lit­tle re­sem­blance to high­way dump trucks or dumpers. Used strictly off-road for min­ing and heavy dirt haul­ing jobs, they are a part of the mar­ket es­ti­mated to be a lit­tle over 4000 units a year. A prom­i­nent player in the In­dian dump truck mar­ket is Bharat Earth Movers Ltd (BEML). The com­pany launched the coun­try’s big­gest dump truck in 2015. Weigh­ing 335-tones, the dump truck, in­di­ge­neously de­signed and de­vel­oped, was pow­ered by a Tier-II emis­sion com­pli­ant, mod­u­lar com­mon-rail elec­tron­i­cally gov­erned en­gine that pro­duced 2300 hp. Three years later, the com­pany has achieved yet another feat by in­tro­duc­ing the coun­try’s first 150T elec­tric drive rear dump truck. The com­pany’s new prod­uct, again in­dige­nously de­vel­oped, is ex­pected to ad­dress the grow­ing de­mand for higher ca­pac­ity equip­ment in the min­ing in­dus­try.

Flagged off by Deepak Ku­mar Hota, CMD, BEML, the 150T dump truck rolled out of the com­pany’s plant at Mysore. De­signed and de­vel­oped for use in the coal fields of CIL’s sub­sidiary — South-Eastern Coal Fields, for the Gevra Pro­ject, the 150T dump truck is a high per­for­mance ma­chine. An in­no­va­tive prod­uct not only show­cases the tech­ni­cal prow­ess of BEML but also is qual­i­ta­tively com­pa­ra­ble to any global brand of its kind. Ac­cord­ing to Hota, the 150T dump truck of­fers en­hanced pro­duc­tiv­ity,

in­creased re­li­a­bil­ity, ex­cel­lent ser­vice­abil­ity, ex­cep­tional ma­noeu­vra­bil­ity, su­pe­rior op­er­at­ing com­fort and im­proved safety. Pow­ered by an eco-friendly emis­sion cer­ti­fied en­gine with elec­tronic fuel man­age­ment sys­tem and GE AC propul­sion sys­tem to en­sure con­sis­tent per­for­mance in steep gra­di­ents, the 150T dump truck has been en­gi­neered to pro­vide high sta­bil­ity and pro­duc­tiv­ity, cour­tesy its wide body de­sign, higher vol­u­met­ric ca­pac­ity and a low load­ing height. Putting BEML in a select band of com­pa­nies glob­ally, the 150T dump truck has an er­gonom­i­cally de­signed in­stru­ment panel with tele­scopic tilt steer­ing wheel. If the large glass win­dows of­fer good vis­i­bil­ity, the truck is laced with safety fea­tures like emer­gency steer­ing, break­ing and prox­im­ity warn­ing.

Mark­ing yet another mile­stone in its R&D ef­forts, the 150T dump truck re­flects upon BEML’s quest to achieve self-re­liance. It also re­flects on the com­pany en­hanc­ing pro­duc­tiv­ity in min­ing op­er­a­tions. In-line with the ‘Make in In­dia’ pol­icy, the 150T dump truck is ex­pected to help in an ef­fi­cient and higher coal pro­duc­tion, and in op­ti­mis­ing costs. Said Hota, “The launch of this higher ca­pac­ity dump truck will surely put BEML in a select band of com­pa­nies glob­ally. It helps not only in sav­ing for­eign ex­change as an im­port sub­sti­tu­tion, but also the lead time in de­liv­ery of the equip­ment at site and life cy­cle ser­vice sup­port would im­prove con­sid­er­ably.”

⇩ The 150T dump truck is ex­pected to ad­dress the de­mand for higher ca­pac­ity equip­ment in the min­ing in­dus­try.

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