Published: Sunday, 01 March 2009 05:00
Low Profile Scooptram: Higher Capacity, Quicker, Safer and Cleaner
Atlas Copco says its new Scooptram ST7LP represents the next generation of underground loaders for low headroom operations.
By Kyran Casteel, European Editor
For load-haul-dump (LHD) machines used in large-scale underground mines, cutting edge technology development is addressing autonomous, automated or at least sophisticated remote-controlled operation. But in narrow vein and thin reef metal mines the emphasis remains on basic machine improvements able to achieve loading and transport that is economic and safe in working spaces that avoid dilution, with machines that can attain high availability with normal maintenance. Performance has been significantly improved over the past 20 years or more, aided by the introduction of more powerful, suitable engines.
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