BELAZ testing new 290 t haul truck model in the Kuzbass

first_imgA new 290 t capacity model from the global mining truck major BELAZ is being tested in the Berezovsky open pit coal mine in the Kuznetsk Basin (Kuzbass) in Russia, according to Belarussia’s news agency BelTA. The new model is the BELAZ 75320 and over the course of two months the truck has transported over 270,000 m3 of overburden.The ability to use the truck in the existing technological conditions is one of the important advantages of the model. The larger carrying capacity increases production and reduces the cost of mining and transportation of rock. The haul truck BELAZ 75320 is powered by a Cummins QSK 60-C 2,850 hp engine. The engine compartment has been sealed against unauthorised access in line with European safety requirements. “The truck boasts good manoeuverability and smooth motion thanks to optimal geometric parameters and steering controls. The suspension system has a built-in shock absorber to absorb shock stress, steady the truck against sideways movement, and extend the service life of the chassis frame.”A diagonal stairway with slip-proof steps helps the driver reach the deck. The driver’s cab has two seats and boasts hydrostatic power steering and an informative LED display on the dashboard. The driver can see the road well thanks to the large area of the cab’s windows and a video surveillance system. According to the BelTA report it was no accident the Kuznetsk Basin had been chosen for testing the new 290 t truck. It is a global coal mining industry hub with a strong demand for such vehicles. Over 2,500 haul trucks with a carrying capacity of 30-450 t are already used there. The new truck is being tested together with BELAZ’s official representative in the region – BELAZ-24 Company – which is providing full maintenance support. Source: eng.belta.bylast_img read more