VGK expands its fleet of equipment
Published by Jessica Casey,
Five BelAZ-75131 dump trucks with a carrying capacity of 130 t have been put into operation at the Solntsevsky coal mine, a key mining asset of the Eastern Mining Company. The new equipment will be used for the removal of rock mass, which will improve the efficiency of work by increasing the volume and speed of transportation.
The volume of investments in the purchase of new units of equipment amounted to RUB 665 million.
“We annually renew our fleet of mining equipment at the Solntsevsky coal mine by purchasing modern machines. This allows us to systematically increase production indicators. Downtime due to equipment repairs is also reduced,” commented Alexey Sharabarin, Director of SUR LLC.
The new BelAZ – 75131 machines have all the modern technical characteristics that make it possible to transport the rock mass in the difficult mining conditions of the open pit. The dump trucks are highly manoeuvrable and packaged based on experience. The machines are equipped with an efficient engine and transmission with electronic control, load control systems, tire pressure, four-way video cameras.
The increased comfort of the cab solves another priority task for the company – improving working conditions and creating comfortable work-places.
The new equipment entered the enterprise as part of an investment pro-gramme to modernise production and gradually increase productivity. Taking into account the commissioned five new machines, the total fleet of dump trucks at the Solntsevsky coal mine amounted to 127 units of equipment.
Read the article online at: https://www.worldcoal.com/coal/12102021/vgk-expands-its-fleet-of-equipment/
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