BEML rolls out country's biggest dump truck

State-owned mining and construction equipment manufacturer BEMLBSE 0.44 % today rolled out the country's first Electric Drive Rear Dump Truck for large-scale coal mining applications.

The indigenously designed and developed equipment was rolled out at a function held at BEML's Mysuru complex by G Mohan Kumar, Secretary (Defence Production), Ministry of Defence, in the presence of P Dwarakanath, CMD, Directors, executives and employees of the company.

BH205E Rear Dump Truck is powered by Tier-II emission compliant Modular common rail Electronic Engine with 2300 HP. AC drive system has been engineered to provide exceptional haul road performance with reduced maintenance, the company said in a statement.

The truck, weighing 335 tons when fully loaded, can be easily manoeuvred with power steering with wide steering angle, resulting in short turning radius and good manoeuvrability.

Special attention was paid to ensure operator's comfort, statement added.

The company said that 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 in line with 'Make in India' policy and increased coal production, apart from optimising costs".


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