GHH, a German manufacturer of heavy machinery for mining, tunnelling and civil engineering, has developed the new MK-42 dump truck.
The new MK-42 has a payload of up to 45 000 kg, 19-24 m3 dump volume, maximum drive power, wide turning radius, large dumping angle, ergonomics and safety. The truck has a streamlined and innovative product design which has received the Red Dot Design Award.
The 460 kW Mercedes OM473 forms the engine basis, fulfilling the latest emission standards according to Stage V with Tier 3 and 4 versions also being offered. Alternatively, the Volvo TAD1651 or 1671 is available. The vehicle rests on Kessler axles with an oscillating articulation and front axle suspension. The power is transmitted by a converter and gearbox combination from the Dana 8000 series. With payload up to 45 t, it is designed for use in harsh environments, especially in underground hardrock mining applications. Its dimensions are compact at 3062 x 10535 x 2719 mm (WxLxH) and has a large dumping angle of 68°.
Low maintenance and repair costs are a core discipline of the manufacturer, with operator safety and comfort in mind through the entire de-sign process. The ROPS/FOPS certified cab is ergonomically designed to be spacious, quiet, pressurised and effectively air-conditioned, to ensure maximum operator comfort while minimising fatigue. The strategically placed trainer seat provides for effective operator training, maximising the outputs and minimising time spent on training.
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