BEML has launched an indigenously designed and developed nation's first 205T electric drive rear dump truck (Model BH205-E). This is expected to address the growing demand for higher capacity equipment in the mining industry. At a function held at Mysore, Deepak Kumar Hota, CMD, BEML and PK Sinha, CMD, Northern Coalfields Ltd (NCL), flagged off the equipment, for its use in NCL project.
BH205E is an electric drive rear dump truck for large scale mining operations. It is powered by Tier-II emission compliant modular common rail electronic engine with 2,300 HP. The AC drive system has been engineered to provide exceptional haul road performance with reduced maintenance. This dump truck is environment-friendly in relation to mechanical drive due to its superior efficiency. A state-of-the-art AC drive system has been engineered for best-in-class efficiency and reliability. Consumption of transmission oil, final drive and brake cooling oil are eliminated, reducing the environmental impact over its life cycle.
The dump truck weighs 335 tonne when fully loaded, but is easily manoeuvrable with power-steering and short turning radius. Emphasis has been accorded to operator comfort while designing the machine and it has an ergonomically designed dashboard and tiltable telescopic steering wheel. Other salient features of the truck include good visibility in addition to safety features with provisions for emergency steering, breaking and proximity warning.
'With the introduction of this new generation dump truck, BEML has touched another milestone in its R&D efforts in achieving self-reliance, enhanced productivity in mining operations and increased production, apart from optimising costs. BEML acknowledges the encouragement being provided by CIL and its subsidiary for Make in India policy of GoI,' said Hota.