April 14, 2020
German heavy equipment manufacturer GHH has developed a new MK-42 dump truck with a payload of 45 tons (t) that offers maximum drive power, improved turning radius, large dump angle and high levels of safety.
The dump truck is specially designed for use in subway hard rock mining applications.
Meeting the latest Stage V emissions standards, the 460kW Mercedes OM473 forms the basis of the truck’s engine.
The German manufacturer also offers Tier 3 and 4 versions for less regulated markets, while offering a Volvo TAD1651 or 1671 alternative.
The vehicle is equipped with Kessler axles with a swing joint and front axle suspension, while power is transmitted through a Dana 8000 series converter and gearbox combination.
In a press release, GHH said, “Special emphasis was placed on safe and simple design in the best sense of the word: low maintenance and repair costs are a key discipline of the manufacturer, with operator safety and comfort in mind throughout. design process:
“The ROPS / FOPS certified cab is ergonomically designed to be spacious, quiet, pressurized and effectively climate-controlled to ensure maximum operator comfort and minimize fatigue. And the strategically placed trainer seat provides effective operator training, maximizing results and minimizing time spent training.”