Truck body moving miners further

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 01 Dec 2011   Posted by admin


TRUCK body company DT HiLoad Australia specialises in the design and manufacture of the Hercules dump truck body. The Hercules is a heavy-duty, lightweight, durable, dump truck tray designed to suit all original equipment manufacturers’ makes and models.
Uniquely engineered and patented, it is made entirely from flexible and hard-wearing steel plate.
The Hercules is a high-performance dump truck body with many unique and cost-saving features that enhance the performance of haul trucks. Replacing conventional square bodies with a Hercules tray will increase mine productivity and bottom line profitability. There are more than 1000 DT bodies operating in mining applications across the world, and the Hercules tray can be seen hard at work at CITIC Pacific Mining’s Sino Iron project in Cape Preston, WA. CITIC Pacific Mining’s recent acquisition of a purpose-built Terex MT600 saw the delivery of the company’s first Hercules body. According to DT HiLoad Australia, the Hercules tray has so far proven itself on site. “Not only is it impressive in stature, but its most impressive benefit comes as proof in its extra payload,” DT Australia representative Steve Turner said.
“Recent payload studies reflect that the company is seeing a substantial increase in payload being carried by the Hercules tray as compared to their standard trays. “The Hercules tray has been able to achieve
the rated 360-tonne payload, compared with an overall fleet average of 311 tonnes per cycle.
“This reflects an increase of 49 tonnes or 13.6 per cent extra payload per cycle with the Hercules tray.” DT HiLoad Australia’s Hercules dump truck tray delivers reliability, durability and efficiency. Its heavy-duty design provides outstanding wear resistance, and its unique panel construction greatly reduces downtime. The Hercules’ unique floor sheets are curved, stronger and more durable, offering numerous operating benefits to mining companies.


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