The Chrysler Group has announced that it will now produce a version of its Jeep J8 specifically for underground mining.
The Jeep J8 for underground coal mining environments includes an MSHA and CANMET approved 2.8 l turbo diesel engine.
The Jeep J8 is equipped with a 2.8 l turbo diesel that is MSHA and CANMET approved for coal mining environments. It is manufactured by VM Motori, a wholly owned subsidiary of FIAT Chrysler Automobiles. The VM A428 turbo diesel produces 197 hp. and delivers a ventilation rate of 10 500 ft3/min. The J8 comes standard with a Chrysler’s WA580 5 speed automatic transmission and 4WD.
The J8 offers a payload of 2566 lb and a trailer towing capacity of 7716 lb with a unique HD suspension that includes a Dana 44 front and Dana 60 rear axle. The J8 is only available in North America to underground mining operations. World-class parts availability and extensive technical support combined with the quality and reliability of a Jeep, makes the J8 economical to operate and easy to maintain in rugged underground conditions.
Correction: an earlier version of this article identified the Jeep J8 as being MSHA approved. It is not. Only the engine is MSHA approved.
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