Heidaigou coal mine in China has added two new Grove rough terrains to its fleet of cranes. Included in the order were a 60 tonne capacity RT765E-2 and a 135 tonne RT9150E complete with a 60 m main boom. The RT9150E also has the Twin-Lock boom pinning system. Maximum reach with jib extensions is 95 m.
The rough terrains join a fleet that includes three 120 tonne capacity RT9130Es, two 80 tonne RT990 cranes and two 300 tonne GMK6300 all terrains.
The Heidaigou mine covers 42 sq km and in 2011 produced more than 31 million tonne of coal. More than a thousand pieces of equipment are on site, including the largest dragline in Asia, haul trucks with capacities of more than 320 tonne and a shovel with a capacity of more than 60 cu m, a company spokesperson said. The mine is state-owned and part of Inner Mongolia Jungar Energy (Shenhua Group).
LV Jianduo, chief engineer in the equipment maintenance centre at Inner Mongolia Jungar Energy, said, ¨Right from the beginning, we aimed to be a world-class operation and wanted equipment that both fitted our mentality and values while offering us the latest technology.¨