New GHH 45 t capacity dump truck about to enter underground market – International Mining

GHH has developed a new 45 t payload dump truck that, it says, offers maximum drive power, improved turning radius, steep dumping angle excellent ergonomics safety.

The German manufacturer of heavy machinery for civil engineering, tunnelling mining, which has roots that go back to 1758, has three other underground dump trucks in its underground mining portfolio (in addition to two within its low profile dump truck offering one within its flameproof portfolio) spanning 15-35 t payload applications.

The new MK-42 offers an up to 45 t payload, 19-24 m³ dump body capacity, maximum drive power, a great turning radius, improved dumping angle excellent ergonomics safety, according to the company. It has a streamlined, innovative product design, which just received the Red Dot Design Award, GHH added.

The 460 kW Mercedes OM473 forms the engine base, fulfilling the latest EU Stage V emission stards. GHH also offers Tier 3 4 versions for less regulated markets, while an alternative Volvo Penta TAD1651 or 1671 engine option is available.

The vehicle rests on Kessler axles with oscillating articulation front axle suspension, while the power is transmitted by a converter gearbox combination from the Dana 8000 series.

Designed for use in harsh environments, especially in underground hard-rock mining applications, the MK-42’s dimensions are surprisingly compact at 3,062 x 10,535 x 2,719 mm (WxLxH). A steep dumping angle of 68° leads to high efficiency productivity improved cycle time, according to GHH.

The company said special emphasis was placed on