Aug 15, 2018
Developed with an objective to strengthen the government’s Make in India initiative, the e-truck will address the growing demand for higher capacity equipment in the mining industry
The mining and construction equipment maker BEML Limited, the public sector company under the Ministry of Defence, has launched an indigenously developed 150T electric drive rear dump truck. Developed with an objective to strengthen the government’s Make in India initiative, the e-truck will address the growing demand for higher capacity equipment in the mining industry.
The 150T dump truck was flagged off by Deepak Kumar Hota, CMD of BEML, at a function held in Mysuru yesterday on the occasion of India’s 72nd Independence Day. The truck will be used in the coal fields of Coal India’s subsidiary South Eastern Coal Fields Ltd for the Gevra Project.
According to BEML, the new e-truck not only showcases the technical prowess of the company but is also qualitatively comparable to any global brands of its kind. The product has features like high power performance, enhanced productivity, increased reliability, excellent serviceability, exceptional manoeuvrability, superior operating comfort and improved safety.
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 ensure high stability and productivity.
Deepak Kumar Hota said, "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.”