BEML Ltd, a public sector company under the Ministry of Defence and a premier manufacturer of mining and construction equipment, has launched an indigenously developed nation’s first 150T electric drive rear dump truck, with an objective of strengthening the Make in India initiative, that will address the growing demand for higher capacity equipment in the mining industry.
Deepak Kumar Hota, Chairman and Managing Director, BEML, at a function held in Mysore on Independence Day, flagged off the 150T dump truck for its use in the coal fields of Coal India Ltd’s subsidiary South Eastern Coal Fields Ltd, for its Gevra project.
The product has significant features like high power performance, enhanced productivity, increased reliability, excellent serviceability, exceptional manoeuvrability, superior operating comfort and improved safety, according to the company.
This dump truck has eco-friendly emission certified engine with electronic fuel management system to deliver maximum power and GE AC propulsion system to cater consistent performance in steep gradients. Its wide body design, higher volumetric capacity and a low loading height ensures high stability and productivity.
“The launch of this higher capacity dump truck will surely put BEML in a select band of companies globally. It helps not only in saving foreign exchange as an import substitution, but also the lead time in delivery of the equipment at site and lifecycle service support would improve considerably,” said Hota.