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Loading and Haulage

in Underground Mining

Second edition 2007 www.atlascopco.com

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Contents
Foreword
2 Foreword by Robert Almqvist, Product Line Manager LHD Equipment, Atlas Copco Rock Drills AB

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3 Matching the Scooptram to the Job 9 Minetruck Designed for Underground Applications 11 Upgraded Minetruck MT2010 13 CARE For Mining 15 Rig Control System for Scooptram Loaders 19 Efficient Underground Loading and Haulage 21 Automation in Mining 23 Service Parts for Scooptram and Minetruck

Case Studies
25 27 31 35 39 41 43 Loading in Low Headroom at Waterval Keeping a Low Profile at Panasqueira Getting the Best For Penoles Scooptram ST14 Earns Top Rating Scooptram Impresses Miners in Both Hemispheres High Speed Haulage at Stawell Revival in the Sudbury Basin

Product Specifications
47 Underground Loaders 87 Underground Electric Loaders 95 Underground Trucks 119 Grade Conversion Graph 120 Conversion Table
Front cover: Atlas Copco Scooptram and Minetruck operating underground. Scooptram and Boomer are Atlas Copco trademarks. Atlas Copco reserves the right to alter its product specifications at any time. For latest updates contact your local Atlas Copco Customer Center or refer to www.atlascopco.com/rock Produced by tunnelbuilder ltd for Atlas Copco Rock Drills AB, SE-701 91 rebro, Sweden, tel +46 19 670 -7000, fax - 7393. Publisher Ulf Linder ulf.linder@se.atlascopco.com Editor Mike Smith mike@tunnelbuilder.com Senior Adviser Hans Fernberg hans.fernberg@se.atlascopco.com Picture and Specifications Editor Hanna Hall hanna.hall@se.atlascopco.com Contributors Allain Dubois, Anders Fryseth, Anne Marie Grossi, Casper Swart, Dave Ogilvie, Don Thompson, Elfrieda Tyrer, Erik Svedlund, Fredrik Green, Hugo Dias, Jonas Henrysson, Karl-Erik Niva, Karl-Johan Dahlin, Kjell Fjordell, Lars-Gran Larsson, Lori-Anne Fleming, Mark Smith, Matt Cobbham, Olle Lundkvist, Peter Trimmel, Reg Labelle, Robert Almqvist, Ulrik Algulin, all name.surname@se.atlascopco.com Maurice Jones maurice@tunnelbuilder.com. Adriana Potts, Ulf Sellman

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Foreword
Since the introduction of our first railbound pneumatic shovel loader in the 1930s, we have been providing our customers with underground loading and haulage equipment. In our product development, our target has always been to improve productivity, reliability, ergonomics, service friendliness, and not the least, safety! Railbound machines, as the first step of mechanization, improved productivity in mines tremendously. However, railbound equipment has limitations in terms of flexibility. This resulted in the development of rubber-tyred pneumatic LHD loaders, starting with the T4G in 1956, and followed by the Cavo 310 and 511 four-wheel drive versions. These vehicles eliminated the problem of tracklaying, but were still limited in mobility due to their need for compressed air. The next milestone was the introduction of the first Scooptram, the ST5. This vehicle was developed by Eddie Wagner, and was the first diesel-driven Load Haul Dump loader for underground mining. Eddies brother Elmer had earlier invented the 4-wheel drive articulated vehicle in 1949. Scooptram loaders have, since their introduction into the mines in 1963, been recognized for their flexibility, high productivity and low cost of operation. The real breakthrough for Scooptram loaders came during the 1970s after the introduction of hydraulic rock drilling. The combination of hydraulic drill rigs and LHDs became a flexible and competitive package for underground mining operations. The newly-invented Robbins raise drill also offered an efficient alternative for improving ventilation systems in mines when changing from pneumatics to diesel and electro/hydraulic power. In 2003, for reasons of synergy, we decided to move production of Scooptram and Minetruck products from Oregon in US to our drill rig manufacturing plant in Orebro in Sweden. We knew what had to be achieved and, within a very tight schedule, the new assembly hall was designed and built, the engineering facility re-established, and the production lines set up and manned. An aggressive new product development plan was established based on thorough market surveys, interviews of numerous operators, service people and mine management in the major mining countries. The first result is the 14 t loader Scooptram ST14. With an efficient load sensing hydraulic system, a modern accurate control system and a cab with Business Class ergonomics, it has received acclaim as the most productive loader in its class. It is designed to meet the most stringent requirements of the international mining and tunnelling industries. Not only is it fast and comfortable to drive, it is also highly productive and easy to maintain. The Rig Control System featured on the Scooptram ST14 is a common automation platform for nearly every type of machine produced at Orebro, eliminating hydraulics from the cabin, reducing electrical connections, facilitating fault finding, recording and displaying data, and offering the option of radio remote control. Easy access for quick maintenance is also an important feature. All loaders and trucks in our product range have been upgraded, mainly to improve reliability and serviceability. The most obvious examples are the Scooptram ST1030 and the Minetruck MT2010 which have been equipped with the new Cummins QSL 9 diesel engine. It is a modern clean burning, fuel efficient engine that meets the US EPA Tier 3 and the European stage 3A emissions regulations. Also, we have added low profile loaders to our portfolio, like the ST1030LP and ST1520LP. Our optimism for the future leads us to publish this book, in which we describe our products, their applications, and their specifications. We hope the mix of technical papers, case studies, and vehicle descriptions is to your liking, and will help you to select the right equipment for your application. Of one thing you can be sure: we will continue to be driven by innovation and a solid commitment to providing first class service.

Robert Almqvist
Product Line Manager LHD Equipment Atlas Copco Rock Drills AB robert.almqvist@se.atlascopco.com

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Matching the Scooptram to the job


Original and best
For nearly 50 years, Scooptram loaders have been recognized for reliability, power and low cost of operation. Since the first LHD was introduced into the mines in 1958, development has been continuous, resulting in the current range of Scooptram loaders, designed to satisfy all production requirements at low cost/tonne. In each succeeding generation, design improvements are added, building upon e s tablishe d model strengths. Now that Scooptram loaders are built in the Atlas Copco plant at rebro, Sweden, the pool of available engineering expertise has grown considerably, reflected in recent announcements of all-new models such as the Scooptram ST14 loader. These next generation loaders are being added to the current range of basic models plus variants designed to satisfy the most stringent requirements of the international mining and tunnelling industries.
Scooptram ST1030 ready for work.

LHD machines in mines


Mechanization of underground production and development has led to increasing use of LHD equipment, because of their success in the particularly harsh mining environment. Not only are their dimensions favourable to underground operations, but LHDs have also demonstrated capability for climbing steep gradients, and for moving quickly over long distances. LHD technology has continuously improved productivity under all mining conditions, from small and narrow orebodies to the largest of open stopes, and in low headroom and difficult entries. In essence, LHDs are semi-rigid, low profile loaders with large bucket volumes that give high mucking capacities in limited spaces. They are especially good in mining applications, with their combination of capacity, manoeuvrability and speed. Diesel powered LHDs are versatile and flexible, and find a variety of uses in

mining, apart from their normal work on production and development. They may be used for road cleaning, material haulage, or loading trucks. When loading between stope and orepass, the haulage distance is usually between 50 m and 400 m, whereas less than 100 m tramming is normal when loading trucks. All in all, LHDs feature around 50% higher payloads compared to front end loaders with the same engine size, and their long wheelbase gives better stability and higher tramming speeds carrying a full load.

Dimensions
Regulations for vehicles working underground usually focus on minimum working clearances and ventilation requirements, which will limit the choice of size of unit and its horsepower setting, and possibly decide between diesel and

electric power. Trends in mine design are to accommodate the most-productive equipment possible, because operating costs have been shown not to be directly proportional with increased capacity. Also, the cost of labour is significant, no matter the location, and this may favour larger machines. Nevertheless, there are physical and financial limitations on the size of openings underground, so the fit of the machine becomes a major consideration. In mine operations, the clearance between vehicle and sidewalls, and operator and roof, are critical factors, which will help decide the model best-suited to the conditions. A rule of thumb is to allow a total of one metre minimum operating clearance between vehicle and sidewalls. Sometimes, when a mine is mechanizing using trackless vehicles, the enhanced productivity may allow for enlargement of openings. More often than not, the vehicle has to fit the
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Scooptram ST14 side view.

existing openings, and the model will be chosen on the basis of the highest productivity achievable given these constraints.

Bucket capacity
Selection of Scooptram bucket size will be governed by the density of the material to be moved. Rock may swell by as much 60% when blasted, and its loose weight/cu m has to be established before recommendations can be made about bucket size. Likewise, abrasivity of the mineral will affect the choice of wear parts for the bucket. The bucket rated capacity will normally be quoted by reference to heaped capacity, but average fill achieved will depend on other factors, such as driver expertise, blasting fragmentation, roadway condition, and route alignment. Atlas Copco establishes a rated tramming capacity for each of its Scooptram loader models, which is the gross recommended payload. They then calculate the standard bucket size, based on material weighing 2.0 or 2.2 t/cu m. If the material to be moved is heavier than this, a smaller bucket may be fitted. If the material is lighter, a larger bucket
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may be recommended to take full advantage of the rated tramming capacity. Engine, torque converter and transmission are matched and approved for each model, along with axle and tyre capacities. The engineers then consider the overall quality and strength of their design against the envisaged working cycle and projected life. This will result in a qualified statement of rated capacity. Payload should be as close as possible to the rated tramming capacity for the selected model, and overloading should be avoided. Consistent overloading, while apparently attractive, will result in excessive tyre wear, higher operating costs, and shorter working life for the vehicle. Different size buckets are available in increments of 0.2 t/cu m to suit the broken density of the rock to be loaded.

One-pass loading
Optimized one-pass loading is a major contributor to overall productivity, and Atlas Copco has devoted much time and resources to perfecting this technique. These new design features have been incorporated into the latest models of Scooptram loader, such as: the high-shape,

high-angle bucket; the Z-bar bucket linkage for higher breakout force; and a higher power-to-weight ratio, with fully-integrated drivetrain, for better tractive effort. As a result, the attack on the muckpile is a more controlled event, with power directed to the bucket edge, instead of being wasted in wheel spinning. The breakout force in the muckpile is a combination of mechanical force provided by the weight and forward movement of the Scooptram and hydraulic force provided by skilful movement of the bucket and boom by the operator. To reduce bucket loading time, powerful hydraulics are required with both tilt and lift functions operating simultaneously. These have to react against the load frame, thereby distributing the stresses throughout the frame. Better visibility for the operator allows for more efficient loading, resulting in less stress transferred to the frame. For consistent one pass loading under all conditions, joystick operation and sensitive controls are a basic requirement. For the trip to the discharge point, the narrow dimensions of the Scooptram loader, and its 85 degree turning angle, ensure that time saved on loading is not wasted when

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A full bucket is the objective of every trip to the muckpile.

tramming. One pass loading, safe tramming, and efficient dumping, turning and accelerating, will result in the best possible cycle time. For loading into a Minetruck, the norm is to ensure that the truck is filled in 3-4 passes.

Breakout force
As there is no commonly accepted norm for measuring the breakout force of LHD loaders, it is usual to apply the figures defined for surface loaders. Both SAE and ISO norms are available for surface loaders, and give roughly the same breakout force. Breakout force is expressed in two different ways, as hydraulic breakout force, and as static vehicle breakout force, which is also called static tipping capacity, SAE J732. The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) defines hydraulic breakout force as the maximum sustained vertical upward force exerted 100 mm (4 in) behind the tip of the bucket cutting edge, and is achieved through the ability to lift and/or roll back the bucket about a pivot point. It is measured with the pivot point supported, and the vehicle anchored to avoid any movement.

The static vehicle breakout force is the minimum amount of hydraulic breakout force that will rotate the vehicle about the front axle, lifting the rear wheels clear of the ground. It is measured while the vehicles brakes are off, and with its transmission in neutral. The difference between these two types of breakout force is important in assessing the design productivity of the vehicle, because not all of the hydraulic breakout force can be utilized if it causes the rear wheels to leave the ground. Most manufacturers of LHD loaders use the bucket tilt circuit to maximize the hydraulic breakout force. However, the standard does not determine the distance of the measuring point from the bucket pivot point, so the breakout force can be varied with the same loader when operating the bucket circuit, simply by using different types or sizes of bucket. This can result in confusion, so comparisons should only be made of machines with similar buckets in which the depth of the cutting edge or bucket volume is the same. In a powerful loader making the best use of its hydraulics, the breakout force using the lift circuit should be sufficient

to raise the rear of the machine off the ground, while the hydraulic breakout force using the lift circuit with the rear of the machine anchored should exceed the force obtained using the bucket tilt circuit.

Load sensing hydraulics


Whenever a loader attacks a rock pile underground, a tremendous amount of power is required to thrust the bucket deep enough so that it can be filled to capacity. Wheels spin, buckets get stuck and the vehicle often has to make several attempts before successfully penetrating the muck. Sometimes, the driver has to be content to pull away with only a partial bucket load. In the same way, LHDs that have to tackle steep, uphill gradients need extra power to maintain sufficient speed to ensure that the load will reach its destination within the projected cycle time. The latest Scooptram ST14 is fitted with a modern Load Sensing Hydraulic System, which is well-proven and reliable. For more information about the this system, please see page 19 and the article Efficient Underground Loading and Haulage.
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Efficient LHD operations in the Jacobina Mine in Brazil.

Safety and control


Creating a safe and comfortable environment for drivers is now, more than ever, a top priority. The Scooptram loader driver is side-seated, for bi-directional operation and maximum visibility. Every Scooptram is fitted with an operators cabin or canopy, certified to meet current regulations, including ROPS/FOPS, EC and MSHA. They feature a comfortable seat with plenty of legroom, and correct ergonomic positioning, designed to reduce driver fatigue and create a much-improved safety environment. The cabins are proofed against sound and vibration, and wider windows give the driver improved visibility, enhanced by well-placed, highintensity lights. Improving driver control is always high on the list of priorities. Scooptrams have: automatic gear selection which matches the correct gear to the operating load; a two-handed electric control system, which allows the driver to focus on loading and tramming, rather than on gear changing; forward, reverse, and
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neutral buttons on the hoist and dump controls; and the SAHR braking system, considered to be the safest available.

Low operating costs


Reducing maintenance cost and time contributes to a lower cost of ownership and higher productivity. Atlas Copco has designed low maintenance into its Scooptram loaders, with fewer wear parts, improved durability of spares, and components that are mutch easier to maintain. The trunnion caps retention assembly makes pin replacement faster and easier when changing cylinders and buckets. The electronically controlled transverter is fully integrated with the engine in a matched powertrain that delivers longer lifespan. A tapered roller bearing articulation hinge offers more than 10,000 h service. Hydraulic manifolds replace piping wherever possible, and hydraulic pumps are mounted above the transverter for easy access and quick maintenance.

The economical working life of an LHD is decided when the graph of total costs, including depreciation and maintenance, rises above an acceptable level. As a machine gets older, its capital costs reduce and its maintenance costs rise. Selecting the correct model will result in optimum capital costs, while engineering design and regular servicing will help control the maintenance costs, resulting in a long working life and a lower cost/tonne.

Operator first - latest Scooptram ST14


Based on the principle that job satisfaction has a significant impact on productivity, in designing the next generation Scooptram series of loaders, Atlas Copco has put operator safety, comfort and working environment first. The new Scooptram ST14 loader provides excellent visibility from the cab, due to a combination of large windscreens, a clean, flat top to the vehicle, and a short and low-level rear end. The driving seat is air-suspended and softer

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and more comfortable than in other LHDs, with the controls located in the armrests. The drive train design has created more free space in front of the cab, accommodating a unique, roomy footbox into which the driver can stretch out his legs. When driving the ST14, the operator is conscious of a spacious and clean environment in the cab, and the long wheelbase makes for a smooth ride. The ride control system allows the loaded vehicle to be driven at high speed while still retaining maximum comfort. Effective climate control, and the absence of hydraulic hoses in the cab, also contribute to a good environment, both in terms of temperature and air quality, and to safety. The ST14 aims to prove the concept that an investment in an exceptionally good working environment is an investment in increased productivity.

Versatile and productive - Scooptram ST710


One of the most versatile 6.5 t LHDs on the market today, the Scooptram ST710 is packed full of productivity enhancing features. Compared with other 6.5 t loaders, the ST710 wins hands down, with the highest bucket lift and longest reach. It also makes claim to one of the fastest tramming speeds for loaders in its class. The narrow 2.14 m width of the ST710 allows it to work in drift sizes down to 2.9 m-wide x 3.7 m-high. Available with a choice of two 6-cylinder watercooled engines, the 200 hp (149 kW) Deutz Diesel and optional 210 hp (157 kW) Detroit Diesel, the versatile ST710 is a highly productive performer. Matched with a Minetruck MT2010 and Boomer 281 drill rig, the Scooptram ST710 can provide the centrepiece of an unbeatable team for medium-section tunnelling.

Productivity with comfort - Scooptram ST1030


The new 10 t-capacity loader from Atlas Copco, the Scooptram ST1030, carries forward a long legacy of high productivity in this payload category. Building upon the strengths of the popular ST1020,

The circles are showing where the trunnion caps are placed.

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Scooptram ST1030 in Kvarntorp mine, Sweden .

the ST1030 incorporates numerous design improvements and customer suggestions, including the new ergonomically designed operators cabin offering reduce fatigue and better safety, and easy serviceability of the split-cap pins and hydraulic system.
The Atlas Copco footbox on Scooptram ST1030.

With a Cummins QSL 9, Tier 3 diesel engine rated at 250 hp (186 kW) and transmission, and mono-stick controlled articulated hydraulic power steering, the ST1030 makes driving a pleasure. Add to this the excellent breakout force, and a 25 km/h tramming speed on the flat, and the ST1030 becomes one of the most productive LHDs available for working in drift sections down to 3.3 mwide x 3.9 m-high.

performer, both in the muck pile and in tramming over long distances. Constructed upon the same principles as the ST710 and ST1030, the ST1520 includes all the innovation and improvements from these models, making it an unparalleled production performer in drifts down to 4 m-wide x 5 mhigh.

Summary
The wealth of experience gained by Scooptram loader designers over the last half century is put at the disposal of the purchaser. This ensures that all operational considerations are taken into account in their recommendations for the correct vehicle for the job.

Big payload - Scooptram ST1520


Designed for size, strength and ease of operation, the Scooptram ST1520 achieves the highest productivity for any loader in its class. This 15 t-capacity loader provides superb visibility from the ergonomically designed and safe operators cabin. Equipped with a 400 hp (299 kW) 6-cylinder water-cooled Detroit Diesel engine, its rugged structure makes it a champion
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Dave Ogilvie
dave.ogilvie@se.atlascopco.com

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Minetruck designed for underground applications


Choice of four models
Atlas Copco Minetruck vehicles are specifically designed for underground use, whether to be loaded by Scooptram or chute, and for long haul or short haul. They are high powered to cope with the steep gradients in mines, have low heights and short turning circles to negotiate underground roadways, and are extremely robust. They have economical, low emission diesel engines selected for their suitability to the rugged mine environment.

Standard features
The model range covers capacities from 20 to 50 metric tonnes, with options for different material densities. All the Minetruck products can be fitted with Ansul fire suppression, Lincoln auto lube and Wiggins fast fuel fill, in addition to a comprehensive range of options. The Minetruck MT2010 is covered in detail later in this edition, while the three larger members of its family are described below. All Minetruck versions feature ROPS/ FOPS canopy with back protection; automatic engine overspeed protection, and reduced heat from braking; electric transmission shift control for convenient shifting; converter lockup for better power transfer, less heat and longer component life; centralized lubrication to simplify maintenance; and SAHR brake system for reliable braking. The productivity of trucks is measured by the tonnage carried per km/hour. The cost/tonne of moving the material is then derived from this figure.

Minetruck MT5010.

Minetruck MT431B
The MT431B is a 28.1 t-capacity truck for large underground operations in mining and construction. Its dump box

can be emptied in 14 seconds. It is matched to Scooptram loaders ST1030 and ST14. It is powered by a Detroit Diesel DDEC Series 60 engine with a rating at 2,100 rev/min of 298 kW/400 hp. It has a Spicer 6000 Series transmission with full power shift on 4 speed forward and reverse through a single stage Spicer CL-8000 series torque converter with lockup to Rock Tough 508 axles. SAHR braking with fully-enclosed, force-cooled multiple wet discs at each wheel end offers long component life and reliable braking. The operator is side seated in a Grammer seat with retractable seat belts for bi-directional driving, using two pilot operated joysticks for steering and dump control, and is protected by a canopy that is MSHA-ISO ROPS/ FOPS approved. The MT 431B has a top speed on the level of 24.8 km/h empty and 22.8 km/h loaded.It has a fuel tank capacity of 439 litres, with a fuel consumption at

full load of 35.5 litres/h. It has a height of 2.74 m to the canopy roof, a width of 2.795 m, a length of 10.18 m, and a turning angle of 42.5 degrees. It will operate in galleries of 5.5 m-width with chamfered corners.

Minetruck MT436B
The Minetruck MT436B has a similar specification to the MT431B, with a wider body and larger 32.6 t-capacity. The MT436B has a height of 2.68 m to the canopy roof, a width of 3.065 m, a length of 10.18 m, and a turning angle of 42.5 degrees. It will operate in galleries of 4.54 m-width with chamfered corners, and is matched to Scooptram loaders ST1030 and ST14.

Minetruck MT5010
The high-performance MT5010 truck has a true 50 t-capacity dump box with
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Minetruck MT5010 at Ridgeway Australia.

optimum profile for clean and fast dumping offering unparalleled productivity in demanding underground operations. It is matched to Scooptram ST1520 for loading. Power is provided by a Cummins QSK19-C650 485 kW/650 hp clean burning diesel engine. The unique power train includes an upbox and a combined transmission and converter which, along with the engine control system, offers smooth and precise shifting. The MT5010 has all-wheel drive through conventional front and rear differentials and Spicer 53R300 series axles with centre-flange hubs and wheels to match its capacity. It has an ergonomically-designed, forward seating, sound-proofed, air-conditioned cabin in which the operator also benefits from a functional instrumentation layout with monitoring of the hydraulic and lubrication systems. A rear view camera improves the operators vision when reversing.
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Component access is first class, and the filters are centralized in an easily reachable area. Fuel tank capacity is 644 litres, with a dieseline consumption at full load of 57 litres/h. Fuel tank access covers are readily removed, and pointto-point wiring improves testing and fault location. The dimensions of the MT5010 are 3.2 m-wide, 3.15 m-high to the top of the dump box, and 11.22 m-long. It will operate in galleries of 5.01 m-width with chamfered corners.

Scooptram loading
The general rule for filling the Minetruck using a Scooptram is that the loader should complete the operation in three or four clean passes. The Scooptram bucket volume may be changed to achieve this ratio in order to maximize the truck load. For end loading, the bucket width should be 150 mm narrower than the

inside dimension of the truck box, and for side loading, the top of the bucket should extend no more than 400-500 mm below the box side in the dump position. The bucket lip should reach to the centreline of the box for perfect loading. Eject-O-Dump buckets are available for use where ground conditions do not permit adequate back height for Scooptram side loading. Using this system, the bucket pin height should be able to clear the box side. Eject-O-Dump buckets reduce the Scooptram capacity by 10-15%, and this should be taken into account when selecting the most suitable Minetruck.

kjell.fjordell@atlascopco.com

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Upgraded Minetruck MT2010


Increased productivity
Atlas Copco recently upgraded the popular Minetruck MT2000 to MT2010 with a change of engine and redesigned electrical system. Other minor revisions have been incorporated, and the whole concept mine tested under rigorous conditions for 2,500 hours in Turkey. The customer reported that the trial went very well, with good performance, easier maintenance, and excellent operator acceptability. Absolutely no technical issues needed to be addressed, and the general feedback indicated that the truck is seen as very powerful and comfortable to drive.

Main objectives
Atlas Copco first introduced four-wheel drive mine trucks in 1960, when the MT10 was built for use in underground mines. In 1985, the MT420 was introduced, and 94 units were sold by 2002. The MT420B was manufactured in parallel in 1998-1999, and 16 units were produced. Its successor, the MT2000, has added another 94 units to this large fleet. Now, the MT2010 takes the place of the MT2000. The design philosophy for the MT2010 has been to increase productivity and decrease operating cost, resulting in a lower cost/tonne for the customer. It has therefore been designed to improve serviceability and to reach higher levels of availability and reliability. Many of the changes to the MT2010 are similar to those on the recently upgraded Scooptram ST1030 loader, which has also been the subject of redesigned electrics. The two vehicles have the same new instrument panel with built-in data collection unit. The panel features an integrated warning system and an engine fault code display. The system also indicates when it is time to change the air filters. The PLC has been moved into the cabin for better protection from the working environment.

Minetruck MT2010 in Kvarntorp, Sweden.

The MT2010 has been designed with special attention to driver comfort, with ergonomic seat, extended legroom, and responsive mono-stick steering, which requires very little effort, reduces fatigue, and helps productivity.

New engine
The Cummins QSL 9 diesel engine fitted to the MT2010 is clean burning, and meets the US EPA Tier 3 and the European stage 3A emissions regulations.
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The trial test of the QSL9 engine was conducted in Koza Mine, Turkey. The truck operated successfully for 2500 hours.

The QSL 9 was first delivered with the Scooptram ST1030 for six months. The reports from the customers were positive and the engine was selected for the MT2010 as well. The fully electronically controlled Cummins QSL 9 has a high-density power design with an electrical sensor for air intake restriction. The alternator is solid mounted to the engine, with a multi rib belt with spring-operated tensioner. The transmission cooler has been incorporated into the radiator for better cooling capacity and easier access, and the engine benefits from electronic protection for overheat or low oil pressure. Diagnostic software is available. The Cummins QSL 9 C300 is an 8.9 litre in-line six-cylinder engine that weighs just 738 kg and is rated as 224 kW/300 hp power output. Its overall dimensions are smaller than its predecessor in the MT2000. The engine has a high-pressure common rail fuel system with electronic injection and a wastegate turbocharger. Users can expect a longer working life due to the lower piston speed, while the
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bypass oil filtration in combination with full flow will increase bearing and ring life. All of this adds up to a smoother running engine with lower maintenance and overhaul costs.

Drivetrain and options


The MT2010 has an oversized Clark 5000 series transmission for long life, and converter lock-up to transmit more power to the ground with less heat build-up. The SAHR brakes are fully enclosed, force cooled, with multiple wet discs at each wheel end. Benefits are a 10,000 h life without adjustment, and increased vehicle safety from what is the safest brake in the mining industry. The tapered roller bearing articulation hinge on the MT2010 also has a 10,000 h life without adjustment. The Rock Tough axles have a 4,000 h warranty as the best in the industry, with SAHR brakes as an integral part of their design. Conventional differentials are standard in both front and rear axles. Lincoln automatic lubrication and

Ansul fire protection can be fitted, and the vehicle can be specified with an ejector box. The Minetruck MT2010 is purpose matched with the Scooptram 710 and 1030 as efficient loading and hauling combinations.

Kjell Fjordell
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CARE for mining


Matching the fleet to the job
In these days of instant cost analysis, it is increasingly difficult to disguise low productivity. The emphasis on unit costs, in particular, focuses on the performance of the main production fleet. As capital equipment becomes more reliable, its productivity increases. However, productivity is a function of utilization, making it essential that the fleet strength is closely matched to the job. Numbers and capacities of trucks and loaders are key to this, and the Atlas Copco CARE For Mining simulation tool provides the mine operator with a reliable means of estimating this requirement.

Scooptram ST14 in Kvarntorp, Sweden.

Exercising CARE
Using CARE For Mining, the vehicle needs for the whole mine can be evaluated. Simulation using a mathematical model of the proposed system to deal with stochastic variables is far more accurate than the traditional spreadsheet. Individual vehicles behave independently of each other in terms of availability and shift schedules, but, in real life, queues and traffic disturbance interact to cause dependence on each other. Simulation allows the engineers to evaluate this behaviour over time, and under different conditions, showing the interaction between various elements and how they affect system performance. Vehicles of different types and capacities can be inserted into the CARE simulation, together with several production locations. It will handle both truck and loader estimations, and takes different scenarios and varying traffic conditions into account. Studies have been undertaken at various mine locations in order to broaden the database, and some of the results are examined in this article. CARE For Mining simulations are designed for use in all underground loading and transport situations, and will

supply the mine management with vital inputs to their equipment purchase decisions. To summarize, the tool will simulate loading and transport of ore and waste for any hard rock underground mine, and will determine truck and loader needs for different scenarios taking into account the effects of traffic disturbance, availability and preventive maintenance. The best setup can be estimated in a given scenario based on costs, vehicle types, availability, rock properties, production plan and shift schedules. In addition, different mine layouts can be investigated with respect to productivity.

Simulation as a tool
The CARE For Mining simulation technique is based on trial and error, testing a given scenario for success. A scenario is set up, the simulation is run, the result is analysed, and then the process is rerun with new data, if necessary. Conventional wisdom is to concentrate on the problem, not on the data available. Reality can be simplified. If an easy model is chosen initially, and more logic is added when the easy logic generates some results, the objective will be achieved more rationally. Simulation is simply a mathematical model of a real or proposed process or system, in

which objects behave more like real life. This is not possible using Excel calculations because too many input parameters are not deterministic, slack time phenomena are hard to assess, traffic congestion is non-linear by nature, and randomness is hard to simulate. Hence, for complex processes such as loading and transport logistics within a limited capacity system where parts interact with each other, simulation is necessary. In underground mines, there are always special considerations, and these include: how to set up when the last loading point is a conveyor belt; how to set up loading from a loading bay only, without any stope or face; how to set up truck needs only, without any loaders affecting the result; and how to set up for chute loading.

Vazante mine study


A simulation of loading and transport requirements was undertaken at Vazante mine, part of the Votorantim Metals group, in November, 2006. The purpose was to estimate the vehicle requirement for replacement of the mine truck and loader fleet. Capacity simulation of loading and transport of ore and waste rock in the mine was undertaken, without costs calculations.
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The current situation was set up using mine data for January to October, and then adjusted to give results similar to real life. Because vehicles were reportedly overloaded in normal operation, their rated capacity was increased for the purposes of calculation, and a fill factor was not used. The input data from the first simulation was applied to simulate replacement with Atlas Copco loaders and trucks, using information supplied by Atlas Copco. The results from the second simulation were then analysed, and equipment input data was progressively refined until the output data reflected the customers production needs. Mechanical availability was used, rather than calendar-based availability. Production over the period was 1,174,062 t using nine trucks of various designations, for which total hauled, total hours, tonnes/h, and real tonnage were entered into the simulation.

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Mine layout, according to simplied picture to the left. Production Total production (ore) 820.000 tonnes Total production (waste),508 880 tonnes Truck eet, MT5010 Average availability 87% Box ll factor 92% Shift schedule 2 x 12 hour shifts, 7 days per week, 52 weeks/year Effective time in truck approximate 10 hours/shift Others Only truck need/capacities are simulated. In the simulation it is estimated that there will always be ore at the loading bays, i.e. production and LHDs work awless.

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Operational parameters dictate that the mine would need two of the MT5010 trucks to be equipped with teletram boxes, and only 80% mechanical availability is proposed for all trucks. This results in a simulation where four MT5010s are not enough for the required production, whereas five MT5010s will fulfil existing production needs, with some spare time as margin. Three loaders are enough, because idle time is available for them to increase production a little. The simulation results are estimations only, as a guide to choosing the right equipment. The results are based on input data given from the mine. 3xMT5010 80 65 50

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Total hauled 312 630 297 229 255 373 255 405 288 235 1 408 872

Total hours 3 698 3 674 3 692 3 709 3 685 27 391

Tonne/ hour 84.55 80.9 69.17 68.85 78.23 381.7

Acknowledgements
Atlas Copco is grateful to Votorantim for permission to publish the above article, which was extracted from a report prepared by consultants Onnerlov of Mal, Sweden on 21st November, 2006.

robert.almqvist@se.atlascopco.com

Robert Almqvist

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Rig Control System for Scooptram loaders


Quantum leap
The introduction of the well-proven Atlas Copco Rig Control System RCS to Scooptram loaders has brought seamless integration with the drivetrain components. At the same time, joysticks in armrests, and easy-to-read multifunction colour displays on a single screen, have transformed the operators life. The same screen allows maintenance engineers to check status on modules and I/O ports, speeding fault detection and remedy. With RCS, soft stopped steering reduces vibration, and boom and bucket movements are better controlled, all contributing to less stress on operator and machine. A reduced number of electrical connection points, richer functionality, and component commonality with other Atlas Copco machines all add lustre to the performance of the new generation Scooptram loaders with RCS.

Common automation platform


Rig Control System (RCS), which is based on standard PC-computer technology, is the automation platform for Atlas Copco equipment. CAN-bus technology provides the backbone of RCS. This system is flexible and easily expandable, allowing new units to be added anywhere along the data bus, without adding another cable. The electronic modules are all developed for purpose, and are ruggedized and protected from external magnetic and electric influences. The third generation of RCS has taken a quantum leap forward with respect to logging capabilities, serviceability and machine accuracy. The flexibility of the system can be adapted and configured for all different types of products. Customers can start at a low level of automation and, as their requirements change, can upgrade. New functionality can be

The Scooptram ST14 proves its superior performance in the muck pile.

added, without major rebuilding of the machine.

of the control system are strategically placed to make replacement easy.

RCS benefits
RCS is the Atlas Copco CMT electronic control system platform. It offers increased serviceability, an improved manmachine interface with options for easy upgrades such as to Radio Remote Control RRC, and comprehensive logging of machine functions. Data is easily collected and transferred using a USB memory stick as standard, or other retrieval means as required. With RCS, it has become much easier to get information from the machine for servicing and diagnostics, all of which is logged and displayed in clear text on the cabin screen. All of this information is displayed in one place, and there are no hydraulics inside the cabin, reducing noise levels considerably. All parts

Screen display
RCS facilitates improved operator ergonomics, clearing the cabin of gauges and instruments, creating more room and better visibility. In the main menu, the operator can change the screen display to one of a selection of languages in seconds, allowing engineers and operators of several nationalities to operate and service the machine without ambiguity. All menus are self-explanatory, and the screen symbols are easily recognizable, so there is no need to interpret the information. There are several access levels to RCS to prevent accidental or unauthorized changing of parameters and settings. These are restricted at the first level to the operator, then to the local service
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staff, and at the third level to Atlas Copco service engineers. As a result, nuisance site visits to restore settings are eliminated, while fault finding and correction is vastly improved. The RCS screen provides instantaneous monitoring of operational condition for items such as
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torque, intercooler temperature, fuel consumption, and engine status. The digital dashboard shows warnings and stops on screen, and is completely integrated with the RCS system. If the icon has a green background, there is no error; if yellow, there is a minor error such as

blocked filter; if red, there is a major error such as low oil pressure, and the machine is automatically shut down. A self-diagnostic system makes fault finding easy, indicating if there is a module failure, and where the problem lies.

RCS for Scooptram


The new generation Scooptram loaders from Atlas Copco are assembled on an RCS platform, which makes them easier to build and maintain. With all-electronic control, they are automation ready, with much richer functionality and better ergonomy. It is easier to add options, and all machines are ready for RRC Radio Remote Control as standard. Previously, adding RRC to a machine required the fitting of a heavy electro-hydraulic manifold block to which pilot hoses to the controlled functions had to be connected. Then the RRC machine unit had to be installed, and the connections to the manifold block and machine electrical

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Operator working with the Scooptram RRC.

system had to be interfaced. Thanks to RCS, the current RRC installation is a small MU that fits beneath the seat. Connect power, CAN and antenna, and it is ready for operation! Other benefits accrue, such as steering interlock, redundant design, and new access control, all of which make for greater safety. Likewise, load weighing, soft stops, logging and services interface contribute to functionality. The first generation of LHDs has mechanical control linkages. Second generation has pilot hydraulic controls and valves, electronic PLC and extra electronic valves for Radio Remote Control. The current third generation has RCS architecture, CAN-bus based distributed control system, and electronically controlled valves replacing the pilot hydraulics. As a result, the number of electrical connection points has decreased by two thirds, reducing the potential for breakdown, and making fault detection easier. There is also an interactive user interface, and a common RCS platform with drill rigs and other Atlas Copco surface and underground equipment. Hardware and software is developed and maintained by Atlas Copco Automation Department in Orebro, Sweden.

Current generation
The RCS prototype Scooptram ST1010 C was field-tested at a Canadian mine for 4,400 hours during 2003-2004. The experience has been absorbed into the design of the latest model, the Scooptram ST14 launched in 2006. The ST14 is joystick controlled from a panel in the armrest. The left joystick steers right and left, with a soft stop. A steering interlock operates when the door is open, or the armrest is not in position. The right joystick controls boom and bucket for hoist and dump. The transmission selects gears in two major modes: automatic, in which the operator chooses direction and range with dedicated buttons; and semi-automatic in which the operator moves gear ranges up and down as required. There is a manual mode, which is used solely for verification testing. There are brake and throttle pedals set into the unique footbox, developed for this purpose. Logs are recorded for vehicle statistics over its entire life. The event log covers the last 500 events, such as errors, warnings, and restarts. The maintenance log shows essential pressures and temperatures when limits are exceeded since the last power on. Load weighing is integrated

using hydraulic hoist pressures, and the automatic counting scheme accumulates loads by counting buckets. The accuracy is +/-500 kg.

IREDES
In order to facilitate use of different equipment from different producers in the same organization, Atlas Copco, together with other major machine manufacturers, mining and construction companies and third party suppliers, has established a standard for data exchange between rock excavation equipment and users computer systems. This International Rock Excavation Equipment Data Exchange Standard, or IREDES, is the common language in data exchange for mining and tunnelling, and the current range of Atlas Copco equipment has been adapted to IREDES. The Scooptram ST14, for instance, exports production data logs in IREDES XML format.

ulrik.algulin@se.atlascopco.com

Ulrik Algulin

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Committed to your superior productivity

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Efficient underground loading and haulage


Load sensing hydraulics
Powerful Scooptrams are vital to efficiency in underground loading and haulage. The objective has always been to provide a vehicle that can be relied on to deliver precisely the right amount of power at exactly the right moment. This has been little more than a dream, until the introduction of the Load Sensing Hydraulic System driven by a variable displacement pump. This is replacing the traditional Open Centre Hydraulic System driven by a fixed displacement pump, that has served many years as the industry standard. Load Sensing Hydraulic System is a central feature on the latest Atlas Copco Scooptram ST14.

Key source
Whenever a loader attacks a rock pile underground, a tremendous amount of power is required to thrust the bucket deep enough so that it can be filled to capacity. Wheels spin, buckets get stuck, and the vehicle often has to make several attempts before successfully penetrating the muck. Sometimes, the driver has to be content to pull away with only a partial bucket load. In the same way, LHDs that have to tackle steep, uphill gradients need extra power to maintain sufficient traction to ensure that the load will reach its destination within the projected cycle time. The key source of power for thrust, bucket movement and traction does not lie in the size of the diesel engine, but in the hydraulic pumping system that distributes and controls the flow of hydraulic oil. This is where the power for all these critical functions is generated, and where power losses can occur. Currently, there are two systems available. These are the Open Centre and Load

Scooptram ST14 loading at the face.

Sensing Hydraulic Systems, discussed below.

Open Centre Hydraulic System


With the Open Centre Hydraulic System, the pump constantly delivers a flow that is proportional to the speed of the engine. When no function is activated, the oil flows through the open centre in the valve spools, and is returned to the hydraulic tank. When a function is activated, the open centre starts to close, which causes the pressure to rise. At the same time, the passage to the cylinder begins to open. The more the spool shifts, the more the open centre closes, and the more the pressure is increased. When the pressure is higher than the cylinder pressure, the cylinder begins to move, but oil that is not directed to the cylinder is returned to the tank at a pressure drop, which, in turn, creates heat.

When the spool has been fully shifted, the open centre is closed, and the entire flow goes to the cylinder. If the load is higher than the maximum system pressure, the oil goes via the main relief valve back to the tank with a maximum pressure drop, which creates a great deal of heat.

Load Sensing Hydraulic System


The Load Sensing Hydraulic System, on the other hand, is a modern, wellproven and reliable system. It was originally introduced for surface loaders, but is now available on the latest underground loader from Atlas Copco, the Scooptram ST14, thoroughly tested at the Kristineberg Mine in Sweden. Contrary to the Open Centre Hydraulic System, the Load Sensing Hydraulic System on the ST14 has two variable pumps working together. This provides exactly the right amount of flow and
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and holds the maximum pressure at zero flow, again saving energy. The capabilities of the Load Sensing Hydraulic System enable the use of a stiffer converter with a higher degree of efficiency that transfers more of the power to the driving wheels, and reduces the amount of heat loss. This results in a higher speed on grade for the Scooptram ST14, and maximum utilization of the installed diesel power. This results in improved performance, minimum power losses and lower overall fuel consumption.

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Power losses
Small movements under high pressure in conventional hydraulic systems always lead to substantial power losses, and the use of the bucket is a good example. It is common practice to move the bucket slightly, to make it easier to penetrate the muck pile. With the Open Centre Hydraulic System, a large amount of thrusting power is lost each time the hydraulic oil is activated and directed to the bucketmoving cylinders, reducing the amount of power retained for traction. With the modern Load Sensing Hydraulic System, more than enough power is retained for both bucket movements and traction, and the traction power drops only marginally with each small bucket movement. The tests carried out with the Scooptram ST14 prove the point. The extra wheel spin caused by the increased amount of available power was easily compensated. By easing up on the throttle, and attacking the muck pile at lower revs, the operators found they could get excellent traction, and save fuel at the same time. To summarize, the search for increased efficiency in underground loading and hauling operations is satisfied by a vehicle that can deliver the exact amount of pressure and flow required for each function. Load Sensing Hydraulic Systems in underground equipment such as the Scooptram ST14 are a milestone for Atlas Copco, and a major step forward for the industry.
jonas.henrysson@se.atlascopco.com

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In an open centre system, the hydraulic flow (the horizontal axis) is determined by the engine speed (revs). Consequently, a large amount of unused oil is pumped through the system unnecessarily, with corresponding power losses and heat build-up. In a load sensing system, the hydraulic flow is determined by the actual demand, and the pump only delivers the required flow at the required pressure level. No oil is throttled back to the tank, to create heat and power losses. In both systems, the hydraulic pressure (the vertical axis) is determined by the actual pressure requirement. By choosing the Load Sensing Hydraulic System for the Scooptram ST14, the speed on grade has been increased by up to 14%. During mucking, it is possible to move the bucket with minimal losses of traction force.

pressure at any one time, distributing the power wherever and whenever it is needed. As the system is activated only when moving the control stick, only a minimum of pumping power is lost, thereby reducing fuel consumption. Furthermore, the hydraulic system is faster, which means shorter working cycle times and higher productivity, and gives the operator better control of the load, resulting in a smoother, more comfortable ride. The spools in the Load Sensing Hydraulic System are closed centre,
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which means that when no function is activated, no oil flows through the system. The pump strokes back to zero flow, and maintains only a low standby pressure. As soon as a function is activated, a pressure signal from the cylinder port is fed back to the pump, which then regulates to a pressure level just above the highest load. This means that the pump only delivers the flow that is needed at the required pressure level, and that no oil is throttled back to the tank, creating heat. If the load is higher than maximum system pressure, the pump strokes back

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Automation in mining
Key role
The mining industry continues to experience unprecedented growth as global demands for minerals and metals remain at record levels. Automation is playing a key role in the production process and paving the way for future mining ventures.

Natural choice
Underground mining operations with production processes that are exceptionally deep, unusually difficult to access, or extremely hazardous are typical environments that make automation and self-operating equipment a natural choice. Mining companies currently invest in automated equipment as a means of increasing safety, reducing manual repetitive work, and increasing overall efficiency and productivity. As one of the worlds leading suppliers, Atlas Copco has been instrumental in developing much of the automation technology that is available for the modern mining industry. This includes everything from computerized control and guidance systems on large underground drill rigs and loaders, to remote control and satellite hole navigation systems on surface crawler rigs. The aims of such innovations are to consistently reduce human exposure to the harsh and dangerous environment of underground mining and at the same time increasing efficiency and equipment utilization.

Scooptram ST14 with RCS makes better use of available power.

use of available power. The bucket penetrates the muckpile easier and quicker, and is filled to capacity at every attempt. This increases the number of loads per shift, with corresponding improvements in productivity. These productivity and safety benefits are derived from applying the companys RCS (Rig Control System) and ABC (Advanced Boom Control)

systems witch are already installed on most of its Rocket Boomer, Simba and Boltec underground and rigs.

Rig Control System


The ABC system offers three modes: ABC Basic, Regular or Total. These correspond to manual, semi-automatic and fully automatic operation. ABC Total is

Mine automation

Automation development

Increasing process integration

Scooptram ST14
The recently launched Atlas Copco Scooptram ST14 is a typical example. Vehicles were tested at Bolidens Kristineberg Mine in Sweden, and at Incos Stobie Mine in Canada. Other units are being delivered to mines in Sweden, Canada, Portugal, Chile and Russia. This new loader design reduces the physical strain on the operator by making better

Automation Systems

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Atlas Copco automation products in use.

the mode that is now gaining the most ground, offering accurate and precise hole collaring, and faster drill and blast work cycles. Developments such as these are designed to keep efficiency high and costs low, so that miners can meet the future challenges of the industry with confidence. As most of the tonnage in tomorrows world will be extracted using mechanized equipment, automation makes perfect sense. But more importantly, it is getting harder and harder to find new deposits. When they are found, they are generally more difficult and more expensive to mine than before. The new mines are often located in remote areas, which are not the most attractive for recruiting the best-qualified people. To mine these deposits profitably, automation will not just be an option, it will be a necessity.

subsequent automation innovations by Atlas Copco. The PC-based RCS platform, and its associated modules, considerably reduce the wear and tear to which mining equipment and personnel are normally subjected. They make operations faster and lighter, and make the equipment easier to handle and maintain. Much of the communication with todays rigs is handled through the Internet, satellite and telephone, taking production planning and fault-finding to a higher level.

Automation in action
Other examples of progress from automation are automatic bit changers and automatic tunnel profiling systems. Measure While Drilling MWD, a system for the logging of rock strata characteristics using the rock drill as a sensor while drilling the blast holes, is also a product of automation. Using MWD, the logged data is transferred to a PC for further analysis and interpretation. The resultant data gives a prediction of the geology ahead of the face, which is invaluable when drilling in mixed strata. The focus is increasingly on the use of technology to preview reality. For example, it would be hugely advantageous to show the loader operator what the muck pile looks like before he drives in, to show the driller what the orebody looks like before he sets up the rig, and to show the blaster what the hole looks like inside before he commences charging. LHD automation applications currently are in the whole production cycle - from teleremote mucking, autonomous

Centre of excellence
When the LKAB-owned mines of Kiruna in northern Sweden became mechanized in the 1980s they worked in close co-operation with Atlas Copco to develop drill rigs and systems that could be controlled at a safe distance from the mining area. These rigs now also run during night shifts in automatic mode, entirely without supervision. Today, rebro in the heartland of Sweden is the centre for Atlas Copco research and development in this field. The region has a long tradition of mining, and it was in rebro that Atlas Copco developed its first Rig Control System (RCS) in 1996. Since then it has become the standard for drill rig applications and the platform for all
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tramming to dump site, auto dumping and then return autonomously to the drawpoint for the next loading cycle. There are also trucking applications where the trucks are loaded by LHDs or by chutes and then tram autonomously to the dump site, dump the load and tram back to loading area. Productivity improvements, as well as maintenance savings, are becoming real through all these various projects mentioned above. Automated systems provide realtime information to the management and supervisors of these mines, not to mention the operator of the system. This is for accurate planning, scheduling and measuring the process. Atlas Copco has learned that, wherever mining and construction activities may be located, we must continually strive to make improvements, and we must never stop trying to increase efficiency for our customers. - Automation is the key.

casper.swart@se.atlascopco.com

Casper Swart

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Service parts for Scooptram and Minetruck


Spare parts policy
The aim of Atlas Copco service parts policy is to promote Atlas Copco Genuine Parts using a One Service - One Part Number protocol. Our general guidelines recommend what parts should be considered for customers stock, and our service kits include all necessary parts and tools for the job. All parts needed for our products, and originally installed at our factory, have gone through our research and development process, with the emphasis on consistent quality. Most important to equipment owners and operators is the fact that only Atlas Copco Genuine Parts are covered by Atlas Copco warranty.

Aftermarket
Aftermarket Marketing Department is responsible for spare parts policy. The characteristics of the part greatly affect the way the spare part level is set. If a part assembly module includes any wear parts or consumables that need to be changed within a regular time interval, these parts are generally also sold loose or in a kit. If a part is highly advanced technologically, or has tight tolerances that may complicate the service or repair, it is generally sold as a complete functioning unit.
Preventive maintenance kits for ST1030
Atlas Copco Aftermarket products

Preventive Maintenance Kits for Scooptram and Minetruck.

Our spare parts are easy to disassemble and assemble on the machine at site, without needing to send the vehicle to the workshop. Thought is given to whether special tools are needed in order to properly carry out the service or repair. Aftermarket publishes a range of brochures and a handbook covering its activities.

One service- one part number protocol


Customers gain many advantages by using parts kits instead of ordering individual parts and tools separately. Not only do the kits contain everything needed for a service, rebuild or overhaul but they will also save time when carrying out the work. Instead of searching for parts, the customer only has to open up the kit box to find everything required for servicing his machine. The kits are based on the parts needed for each

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specific job, to meet the service interval stated in our maintenance manuals. Our parts kits feature: selected quality parts and tools for servicing and overhauling machines; a solid box container for secure shipping and handling at the job site; one part number, under the oneservice-one part number protocol; and simplified service requirements. The advantages of using genuine Atlas Copco parts kits are: machine products are maintained to factory specifications, thus optimizing economic production; easier order handling and logistics; and the price is most competitive compared to buying individual items.

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- These kits contain all parts needed for preventive maintenance service based on engine hours as per factory recommendation. - With these kits you will maintain your machine as per factory recommendation and optimize your production in an economical way. - The price is most competitive compared to buying individual items - All the parts needed for preventive maintenance service contained in one solid box for shipping and handling at the job site. - One part number per service interval for easier order handling and logistics.

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Scooptram configured with RRC kit.

follow industry terminology, such as: service kit; repair kit; overhaul kit; standard tool kit; and special tool kit. Each kit includes all parts that should be replaced during the service, repair or overhaul. Depending on the complexity of the specific maintenance job, instruction manuals are supplied with the kit. Preventive Maintenance Kits contents meet the needs of servicing a product to meet expected life cycle and cost, compared to the price of replacement. The kit contents are based upon recommendations from the supplier of the Scooptram configured with RRC kit Scooptram Model
ST2G ST3.5 ST710 Canopy ST710 Cab ST1020/ST1030 ST8B ST1520

product and/or Atlas Copco, according to experience with similar products, working conditions and environment.

Loader Remote Control


The latest generation of Atlas Copco Scooptram loaders are ready prepared to accept Radio Remote Control, RRC. This is a line-of-sight application that enables safer and more effective operation in unstable mine stopes. Scooptram RRC gives the operator control of his machine while keeping at a safe distance.

The machine unit and the operator unit supplied by Atlas Copco have been designed to ensure full interaction with the Scooptram. They are lightweight, and have a long communication range and long operating time. The system is monitored to detect errors, and there are several safety features.

peter.trimmel@se.atlascopco.com

Peter Trimmel

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Rustenburg, South Africa

Loading in low headroom at Waterval


Boosting production
The Anglo Platinum Group of South Africa, the worlds leading plat inum producer, has completed an ambitious plan to boost its annual output by 75% from 2.2 million ounces to 3.5 million ounces by the year 2006. This tough target would have been a daunting prospect for most mining companies, especially in conditions at its Waterval mine, where headroom seldom exceeds 2.0 m. However, Anglo Platinum, which accounts for more than half of the total platinum produced in South Africa, has very extensive experience of low seam operations. This experience led the company to Atlas Copco, who supplied a com plete equipment package to Watervals specification to meet all of its low headroom loading, drilling, and rock bolting needs.

Thin seam, high output


Waterval Mine is near Rustenburg, about 150 km northwest of Johannes burg. It is one of Anglo Platinums newest mines, and will be making its contribu tion to the groups target by excavating 3.2 million t/year in an orebody just 0.6 m-thick and on a decline of nine degrees. Despite the low seam and restricted mining space, Anglo Platinum was convinced that it could tackle the task successfully, and opted for the room and pillar method with ramp access, to gether with mechanized equipment. The mine design meant that the rooms would be extremely confined, with a height of 1.8-2.0 m. This, in turn, meant that headings would have to be as low as possible, and the equipment extremely compact. Anglo Platinum also in sisted that quantum im provements be made at the mine in three priority areas: safety, production and pro ductivity, in that order. Potential suppliers were assessed by Waterval engineers. Atlas Copco was the only company able to provide a total solu t ion around the three key mining tools needed: loader, drill rig, and bolting rig. These needed

to be low profile, compact and techncally advanced, spe cially designed for low seam work and exacting environments. In addition, Atlas Copco agreed to act as a cooperation partner in all aspects of the rock excavation process, providing operator training, spare parts supply and service and maintenance.

Atlas Copco Scooptram ST600LP at work in the Waterval stopes.

Purpose matched package


The equipment trio comprised the Atlas Copco Scooptram ST600LP loader, the Rocket Boomer S1L drill rig, and the Boltec SL bolting rig. The units were progressively delivered to Waterval, until there were 23 Scooptram ST600LP loaders, 15 Rocket Boomer rigs, and six Boltec units at the site. The Scooptram ST600LP, also known as the Ratel, is a compact LHD with a height of around 1.5 m. It has a 6 t loading capacity, and is equipped with a special bucket for low height work. It is powered by a clean burning 136 kW Deutz diesel engine. The Rocket Boomer S1L has well-proven, heavy duty Atlas Copco compo nents such as the COP 1838 rock drill, BUT 28 boom, and BMH 2837 feed. The Boltec SL is a high production, semimechanized rock bolting rig with an electrical remote control system. Apart from standard rockbolt installation, it is also equipped
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to perform long hole drilling for anchor and cable bolting. The Boltec SL uses the same carrier as the Rocket Boomer S1L, bringing advantages of commonality. The equipment complement for each mining section is one Rocket Boomer, one Boltec, and two Scooptram ST600LP loaders.

are used, in a standard bolting pattern of 1.5 m x 1.2-1.5 m. The Boltec SL is equipped with Secoroc Magnum SR28 Tapered Speedrods, with 38 mm model -27-67 bits for Swellex installation. The tramming height of the Boltec SL is just 1.30 m, with ground clearance of 0.26 m. It is equipped with a COP1028HB rock drill, and can insert a Swellex bolt of length up to 1.6 m in roof height of 1.8 m. With so many available faces in close proximity to each other in the room and pillar layout, utilization is a key factor for maintaining a high level of productivity and efficiency. The required utilization for the drill rigs ranges from 50-75%, and availability is about 90%.

Low height loading


The Scooptram ST600LP is an extremely robust loader designed specifically for demanding thin seam applications where the roof heights are as low as 1.8 m. For visibility on the far side of the machine, video cameras point to front and rear, displaying the views on a screen in the drivers cab. Loading from the different rooms is a crucial part of the operation, and the spe cially designed E-O-D (Eject-O- Dump) 6 tcapacity bucket on the Scooptram ST600LP makes low height work easy. Using the E-O-D bucket, the rock is pushed out by a push plate onto feed ers that transfer it to the conveyor system for transportation to the surface. The Scooptram loaders are refuelled underground and generally drive up to the surface for maintenance. At Waterval, Anglo Platinum gives top priority to dilution and utiliza tion. The amount of rock waste must be kept to an absolute minimum, and the fact that this can be achieved with mecha nized equipment in such a low, flat seam is seen as a major achievement. To ensure high availability of the equip ment, Anglo Platinum and Atlas Copco have entered into full-service contracts that provide for 24 h service and maintenance. It makes good business sense for the mine to have a service contract manned by specialists with the technical know-how and skills for optimal maintenance.

Production Drilling
The layout at Waterval is divided into 12 sections with nine panels or stopes. Each panel averages 12 m-wide x 1.8 m-high, with pillars of approximately 6 m x 6 m. The drillers work three 8 h shifts per day, six days a week and their target per section is 23,000 t/month. That translates to 200 t per panel, or two panels per shift. Some 68-74 x 3.4 mlong holes are required in each panel, taking around 2.5 h to drill. Three 77 mm holes form the cut, and the main round is drilled using Atlas Copco Secoroc model 27 R32 43-45 mm bits. Ramps from the surface provide the access for men, machines and supplies, and also accommodate conveyor belts for transporting the ore out of the mine. The mine expects each Rocket Boomer rig to yield around 200,000 t/year. For rockbolting, 1.6 m-long Swellex bolts

Rocket Boomer S1L working in low headroom at Waterval.

Acknowledgements
Atlas Copco is grateful to the management at Waterval for their kind assistance in revision of this article.
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Barroca Grande, Portugal

Keeping a low profile at Panasqueira


One hundred years of history
Primary Metals Inc (PMI) is owner of the Panasqueira mine in Portugal, in production for over 100 years, and still the largest single source of tungsten in the world. Thin seams in low headroom make the mining tricky, but Atlas Copco Portugal was able to come up with the perfect package of low headroom mining equipment, including its increasingly popular Scooptram ST600LP. PMI also chose Atlas Copco Finance for funding the fleet purchase, agreeing a simple supplier-credit arrangement tailored to match the demands of the operation. As a result, overall mine productivity has increased by 25%, and daily production records are being broken. Above all, the partnership between equipment supplier and end-user is proving to be progressive and profitable!

Introduction
The Panasqueira mine is located at Barroca Grande in a mountainous region of Portugal, 300 km northeast of the capital city of Lisbon, and 200 km southeast of the port city of Porto. The mining concession lies in moderately rugged, pine and eucalyptus covered hills and valleys, with elevations ranging from 350 m above sea level in the southeast to a peak of 1,083 m above sea level in the northwestern corner. The concession area is an irregular shape trending northwest-southeast, and is approximately 7.5 km-long. It is 1.5 km-wide at the southeastern end, and 5.0 km-wide at the northwestern end, where the mine workings and mill facilities are located. The geology of the region is characterized by stacked quartz veins that lead into mineralized wolfram-bearing schist. The mineralized zone has dimensions of approximately 2,500 m in length, varying in width from 400 m to 2,200 m, and continues to at least 500 m in depth.

Production levels
Access to the mines main levels is by a 2.5 m x 2.8 m decline from surface, with a gradient of 14%. The main levels consist of a series of parallel drives that are spaced 100 m apart, and which provide access to the ore passes for rail transport, and connect with ramps for movement of drilling and loading equipment. There are seven veins between the 2nd and 3rd Levels, which are 90 m apart. The veins are almost flat, but occasionally split or join together. They pinch and swell, and are usually between 10 and 70 cm-thick, and can plunge locally as much as 3-4 m in a very short distance. Blocks of ore are laid out initially in 100 m x 80 m sections by driving 5 m-wide tunnels, 2.2 m-high. Similar tunnels are then set off at approximately 90 degrees to create roughly 11 m by 11 m pillars, which are ultimately reduced by slyping to 3 m by 3 m, providing an extraction rate of 84%. Blasted ore is loaded from the stopes by a fleet of six low-profile Atlas Copco Scooptram

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Scooptram under maintenance.

Schematic of stope layout.

ST600LP loaders tipping into 1.8 m-diameter bored raises connecting to the main level boxes. Rail haulage with trolley locomotives is used to transport the ore to the shaft on Level 3, and to the 900 t-capacity main orepass on Level 2 that provides storage for the 190 t/h jaw crusher located at the 530 mlevel. Crushed ore discharges onto the 1,203 mlong, 17% inclined Santa Barbara conveyor belt that connects with a 3,000 t-capacity coarse ore bin located beneath the mine office. Primary mine ventilation is provided naturally by several ventilation raises. Airflow is controlled by curtains in main areas and assisted by axial flow fans where needed, particularly in the stopes. Compressed air is needed for the charging of the blast holes with ANFO, and a new

compressor unit was installed underground in 2002. The mine is supplied by 3.0 kV electrical power, which is reduced to 380 V for distribution to equipment.

Mining method
The stoping process begins when spiral ramps are driven up to access the mineralized veins, and the orebody is opened in four directions and blocked out. East-west oriented tunnels are called Drives, and those trending north-south are called Panels. Drives and Panels are driven 5 m-wide and, where they intersect, 1.8 m-diameter raises are bored between haulage levels to act as orepasses for all of the stopes. Chutes are installed in the bottoms of the orepasses to facilitate the loading of trains. The height of the stopes is nominally 2.1 m, but can increase to 2.3 m in areas where ore bearing veins are more variable in their dip, strike or thickness. Precise survey control is maintained, so that all final pillars are aligned vertically. Experience has shown that the stopes will usually begin to collapse about 4 or 5 months after extraction, which gives plenty of time to glean any remaining fines from the floor. Stope drilling is carried out by new generation Atlas Copco Rocket Boomer S1L low profile electric hydraulic single boom

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jumbos. Rounds are drilled 2.2 m-deep, utilizing a Vee-cut, and 41 and 43 mmdiameter drill bits. Drilling is carried out on two shifts, with about 28 holes required per 5 m-wide round. ANFO is loaded pneumatically into the blast holes, and electric delay detonators along with small primers are used for blasting. Blasting takes place around midnight, and the mine then ventilates throughout the night. Each blasted face produces about 60-65 t of rock, and each rig can drill up to 10 faces/shift, depending upon the availability of working places. After the blast, the muck pile is washed down, and the back is scaled. Ore is loaded and hauled by the Scooptrams from the headings to the orepasses. Once the limits of the stopes are established, then the final extraction takes place with 3 m x 3 m pillars created from the perimeter retreating to the access ramp.

Secoroc SR35 bits used by the COP 1838 rockdrills are returning 370 m/bit, while the 41 mm-diameter bits are returning 450 m /bit. In such abrasive rock, bit wear has to be closely monitored to avoid an escalation in costs. Likewise, regrinding has to be to a high standard. The recent addition of Rocket Boomer S1L models to the fleet has resulted in a 50% increase in output/drill rig, while less waste rock is generated due to the lower profile required for safe operation. This drill rig will operate in a seam height as low as 1.3 m and is equipped with four-wheel drive for maximum tractability. The COP 1838 rock drill has double reflex dampening for high-speed drilling and excellent drill steel economy.

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Core drilling underground at Panasqueira.

Drilling performance
The mine drill rig fleet comprises three Atlas Copco Boomer H126L drill rigs mounted with COP 1238ME rock drills; five Atlas Copco Rocket Boomer S1L low-profile drill rigs mounted with COP 1838ME rock drills; and three older drill rigs retrofitted with COP 1238LP rock drills. All drilling uses ballistic button bits, of which the preferred 43 mm-diameter Atlas Copco
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Atlas Copco Scooptram ST600LP in low headroom stope.

Drilling is performed primarily on day and afternoon shifts on around 50 faces. These are maintained in close proximity to one another, to avoid long moves for the drill rigs.

Acknowledgements
Atlas Copco is grateful to the directors and management at Panasqueira for their kind assistance in the production of this article, and for providing access to the mine statistics.

Scooptram ST600LP
Each Scooptram ST600LP cleans 4-6 headings/shift on a maximum 200 m round trip to tip, consuming 12 lit/h of dieseline. The ST600LP is an extremely robust LHD designed specifically for demanding low seam applications where the back heights are as low as 1.6 m. It has an operating weight of 17.3 t and a tramming capacity of 6 t, equipped with a 3.1 cu m bucket. It is 8.625 m-long, 1.895 m-wide and 1.56 m from floor to top of canopy. It is powered by a robust 6-cylinder diesel engine, providing a mechanical breakout force of 8.7 t and hydraulic breakout force of 9.3 t. For visibility on the far side of the machine, video cameras point forward and aft, reporting to a screen in the drivers cab. The model has gained a well-deserved reputation in the platinum, palladium and chrome mines of South Africa, where gradients are steep and rock is highly abrasive. The ST600LP is now proving itself in similar rigorous conditions at Panasqueira, where the roof is not well defined, and there are frequent seam irregularities.
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fresnillo, Mexico

Getting the best for Penoles


Special operations
Industrias Penoles Proano and Francisco I Madero mines are very special operations. Both underground mines, Proano is a 450 year-old operation and the richest silver mine in the world, and FIM is just six years old and the largest zinc mine in Mexico. Located in the central state of Zacatecas, both mines are key users of Atlas Copco equipment, which includes Scooptram and Minetruck products. Penoles has decided to standardize its whole mining fleet on Atlas Copco equipment to obtain maximum benefit from the service and distribution centre in nearby Caleras.

Mechanization pioneer
The official name of the Proano mine comes from Captain Diego Fernandez de Proano, who discovered the site and developed the first mining works on the hill that bears his name. The operation is also known as Fresnillo mine because of its proximity to Fresnillo city. It is run by the Compania Fresnillo, SA de CV, which is 100% owned by Penoles. With a history that can be traced as far back as the 1550s in Pre-Hispanic times, Proano has gone through a number of phases, which have left an important mark on the mine. Its operations have been stopped due to economical and technical difficulties (1757 to 1830), as well as during the Mexican Revolution (1913 to 1919), and inevitably it has gone through several ownership as well as technological changes. From employing basic manual tools in the early days, the mine now employs modern mechanized units, including some of the most sophisticated mining machinery available. Embracing mechanization early on has been one of the factors that has helped Proano cement its position as the world's largest and most profitable silver mine. They started mechanizing operations about 40 years ago, and during the last 30 years there has been a steady increase in production. Products are silver-lead concentrates and silver-zinc concentrates. In 2005, Proano produced

nearly 34 million troy ounces, or 1,055 t, of silver.

Proano mine headframe.

Production expansion
During the mine's long history it has had to adapt to changes in the geology and work parameters. For instance, the mining method has had to be fundamentally changed several times, and each time the appropriate technology and equipment has had to be introduced. Atlas Copco has worked alongside the mine management for several years to adapt and innovate with primary equipment, service, training, inventory management an parts stock. The mine recently implemented
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During the first three months of 2006, the entire Atlas Copco mining fleet at Proano achieved a physical availability of 89.5% against the objective of 90%. Atlas Copco's commitment to Proano goes beyond providing new equipment, and a few years ago it decided to set up a distribution & service centre in Caleras, Zacatecas.

Mining operations
The underground operations can be accessed either through two shafts, Central Shaft and San Luis Shaft, or by one of the mine's several ramps. The mine has seven levels, and in Level 425 is the San Carlos orebody which currently produces 67% of production. Proano carries out about 40,000 m of development drilling a year. To support this work, there are three different contracting companies: Mincamex, Jomargo and Mecaxa. All three companies own Atlas Copco equipment, mainly Rocket Boomer drill rigs and Scooptram loaders. The mining method is cut & fill using upwards and downwards drilling. However, the amount of drilling and the hole diameter have changed over the years. They went from drilling 20 m downwards and 10 m upwards to drilling 22 m downwards and upwards. Then changes in the orebody allowed use of long hole drilling employing Simba rigs with top hammers. The base main level is serviced with electricity, water and air, from where the sublevels are supplied. Currently, the miners drill 25 to 32 m downwards and 25 to 32 m upwards, using a computerized Simba M4 C DTH rig from a single set up.

Scooptram ST1020 loading Minetruck MT2000 at Proano Mine.

a substantial production increase, going from 4,500 t/day to 7,000 t/day. To support this production expansion the company recently increased its mining fleet with the purchase of three Rocket Boomer 281 development drill rigs additional to its four existing units, another Simba M4 C production drill rig additional to its existing three units, five Scooptram ST1020 loaders to complement its existing fleet of 17 units, and two MT2000 trucks to increase its fleet to seven units. Atlas Copco has also started a service contract for the Simba rigs, which requires the presence of four technicians on site, and offers similar assistance for the loaders. Currently, the Proano mining fleet represents a mix of old and new Atlas Copco technology. Amongst the old units are ST 6C loaders, BBC 16 pneumatic rock drills, BMT 51 pusher leg rock drills and DIP & DOP pneumatic pumps. There are also Diamec U6, Diamec 262 and Diamec 252 exploration drill rigs, Boltec 235 bolting rigs, Rocket Boomer 104 drill rigs, Simba 1254 production drill rigs and Robbins raise borers. Furthermore, the mine uses Secoroc drill steel on development and production rigs. Proano was the first mining operation in Mexico to employ the Boltec rigs and the Rocket Boomer 281 rig with telescopic advance, which represent completely new technology. Likewise, Proano owns two Diamec U6 APC deep hole drill rigs, the first mine in the Americas to use this type of machine.

Community & environment


The expansion of the Fresnillo city through the years means that Proano's operations are now situated almost inside the city. The company has taken this fact as an opportunity to develop a good relationship with the community. In order to diminish the environmental impact of its operations, the company has invested in the installation of environmentally friendly equipment and machinery. Proano has an ISO 14000 Environmental Management System certification and has also been awarded a Clean Industry Registration by the Mexican environmental authority.

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Furthermore, the company has founded an ecological park, which is a sanctuary for several species of mammals, birds and reptiles. Nearby, there is also a tourist mine, and a mining museum to make the public familiar with the mining process and to preserve the history of the industry. In 2004 the company opened the Parque los Jales, a public area that includes lakes, paths and open areas for physical exercise and relaxation. This facility was built on the land formerly occupied by the tailings pond.

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New operation
Located about 15 km north of the city of Zacatecas, Francisco I. Madero (FIM) is one of Penoles' newest mines, having started commercial production only in 2001. The mine's name comes from a former Mexican President, Francisco Ignacio Madero, killed during the Mexican Revolution. Although a polymetallic mine with reserves of gold, silver, copper, lead and zinc, FIM's main products are zinc concentrates and lead concentrates. At the end of 2005, the mine had reserves of 27.5 million t with an average zinc grade of 3.3% and 0.74% of lead. With an investment of US$125.8 million and a production capacity of 8,000 t/day, in 2005 FIM produced a total of 65,948 t of zinc concentrates, and during the first semester of 2006 produced 31,572 t. The mine is equipped with a radio system for internal and external communication through a network of coaxial cables in the production levels, development areas and mining infrastructure. This system incorporates voice, data and video channels for communication between personnel, accident reduction, production control and location of vehicles and personnel. Atlas Copco started working with the Penoles' team in charge of the FIM project in October, 1997 and has continued to provide technical support in the planning and development of the mine. The first order from the mine was for four Rocket Boomer L1C and three Rocket Boomer L2C drill rigs with single and twin booms respectively. These rigs, which have enclosed, air conditioned cabs, feature ABC Regular computerized drilling system with communication ports and protocols for PC, failure and anti jamming systems. FIM also ordered eleven ST8C loaders with weighing system, real time communication system via leaky feeder to a control centre, and auto-diagnostic system

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with data port. The first machines arrived in 2000. This initial fleet has subsequently been expanded to include: two Robbins raiseborers, a 61R and a 63RM; three SB 300 scalers; a Craelius Diamec U6 exploration rig; a Simba production drilling rig; and two Boltec 235 bolting rigs. Furthermore, Atlas Copco Mexicana and FIM have an important maintenance contract, which has been running for six years. This is the largest such contract that Atlas Copco has in Mexico, and comprises a team of around 20 people including mechanics and supervisors, directly supported by their Caleras distribution & service centre. According to the management at FIM, the Atlas Copco equipment has contributed to the rapid and safe advance in production at this mine.

Map of Mexico showing the locations of the mines.

FIM mining operations


For development and production work, FIM employs several contracting companies, amongst which are Minera Castellana, which also carries out exploration work. Contractors Arconso and Paniagua Obras Mineras both conduct development work. The latter has a specific contract to conduct at least 200 m/month of development work using an FIM Rocket Boomer L1C rig equipped with COP 1838 drill and one of the Scooptram ST8C loaders. Around 235 m of development has been achieved in a month. The ST8C loader operator is very happy with the machine, which is the most modern
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The mine layout showing extraction via sub-level stoping. Besides production drilling, mine development work amounting to some 36,000 metres per year (3,000m/month) is also carried out.

Mine workers at Francisco I. Madero Mine.

equipment he has worked to date. He finds the controls easy, and had no problem learning to drive. Because of the generally poor ground conditions, FIM employs cut & fill with pillars as its mining method. It has been the method of choice since operations started. It opens voids of 8 to 10 m, bounded by non-recoverable pillars of 6 m in a square section. It has a mineral recovery factor of 86% to 90%.

For production, horizontal and vertical drilling is used in a ratio of 30:70, but that will change by mid-2007 to 100% long hole drilling angled 75 degrees upwards. The roof is expected to be subjected to less damage, and less support should be needed. The risk of rock falls is also much lower. This is similar to methods used at Proano, so their experience will be most useful. FIM uses a mixture of shotcreting and bolting, and recently acquired two Boltec 235 roof bolters with COP 1532 drills. Each machine regularly installs nine roof bolts per hour, or 56 per shift. Depending on the quality of the rock, up to 70 bolts/shift have been installed. On average, about 2,400 bolts/month are installed. Tests at the mine prior to purchase of the Boltec bolting rigs revealed that the bolts were taking 17 t each. Most of the mined material is unloaded by gravity directly to a crushing station. The rest of the production is hauled in 40 t-capacity trucks in a closed circuit of horizontal haulage on the general haulage level, located at 210 m from surface. A conveyor belt is installed in a 4 x 3 ramp with an inclination of 21% and a length of 1,290 m from level 2022 to the surface. For personnel access, mining equipment and general mining services, there is a 4.6 m x 4.0 m ramp with an inclination of 13.5% and 1,790 m length between surface and the general haulage level.

Maintenance
To deliver its maintenance contract, Atlas Copco has its own facilities at the mine, backed up by the distribution and service centre in Calera. The contract includes preventive and corrective maintenance, and follows a programme already prepared for all the Atlas Copco fleet. The service contract has a specific programme every week depending on the machines to be serviced. About 50% of the machines have been working for between 18,000 and 20,000 hours without any rebuild, which is a good reference for the quality of the equipment. The contract also involves operator training.

Acknowledgements
This article first appeared in Mining and Construction No 1, 2007.

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Kristineberg, Sweden

Scooptram ST14 earns top rating


Load sensing hydraulics
The first Atlas Copco Scooptram ST14 to be equipped with a Load Sensing Hydraulic System was highly praised during trials at the Kristineberg mine in Sweden. The system distributes the hydraulic oil to the machine's various cylinders at the right pressure, at the right time, and with a minimum of power loss, irrespective of whether several functions are activated at the same time. The result is a loader that is more responsive, faster to fill, quicker on grade and easier to handle. The operators were impressed by the ready availability of power to penetrate the muckpile and fill the bucket in one pass, while the management welcomed the improved productivity.

Competitive trial
Kristineberg is Sweden's deepest mine and has been in operation since 1940. It produces 550,000 t/year of ore containing zinc, lead, copper, gold and silver. Early in 2006, the new Atlas Copco Scooptram ST14 equipped with Load Sensing Hydraulic System was put through its paces in daily production at the mine, alongside a larger similar machine. Performance data was recorded, and comparisons made. After 1,500 hours of operation, it was already apparent that the ST14 was emerging as a clear winner. Most noticeable during the trials was the ready availability of power for penetrating the muck pile, manoeuvring and filling the bucket, ramp haulage and traction. Operators in mines like Kristineberg place high demands on their equipment. First and foremost, they need a loader that is very strong and easy to handle, but comfort is always a close second. In particular, they want to be able to stretch their legs out properly while driving, instead of half-standing, which has been a perennial problem with other machines. The new air suspended seat on the Scooptram ST14 is also rated as a big improvement. When working long shifts, the Scooptram ST14 offers a good seating position and

a comfortable, clean environment, which is a major contributor to improved productivity. The operators report that the machine has exceptional power, both for attacking the muckpile, and for tramming. The quick and powerful bucket action is also much better than on comparable loaders. The bucket is filled in next to no time, reducing the loading cycles by a significant margin. From a servicing point of view, the operators are very much in favour of the ST14 because there is no need to climb on top of the body to reach awkward places. All of the daily operator servicing can be carried out at ground level. Safety and operator comfort have been major goals for the ST14 designers, who have improved visibility and added the unique footbox to give the operator extra legroom.

Winders at Kristineberg mine in Sweden.

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Business class
The new Scooptram ST14 loader provides operators with a high level of comfort. Based on the principle that job satisfaction has a significant impact on productivity, Atlas Copco designers have put the operator's safety, comfort and working environment first, a strategy that has been highly praised at Kristineberg. Giving full consideration to the physical demands of the job, the improvements have been well thought out and very cleverly designed. As a result, visibility from the cab is excellent, the sitting position is ergonomically correct, the amount of legroom is unique, and the ride is comfortable and pleasurable. Atlas Copco's attention to ergonomic design and the working environment has resulted in a loader that provides operators with the kind of comfort usually associated with business class travel. The driving seat is air suspended and softer and more comfortable than in any other LHD. This has been made possible by the location of the controls in the armrests, and the footbox concept, which resulted from re-engineering of the drive train design to create more free space in front of the cab. There is also more free space around the operator, and the long wheelbase makes for a smooth, comfortable ride. An effective ride control system contributes to smooth tramming, allowing the vehicle to be driven at speed while still maintaining maximum comfort. Superior visibility has resulted from the combination of large windscreens, the clean, flat top of the vehicle body, and the drive train design with its short and low-level rear end. The environment inside the cabin is both spacious and clean. The designers have avoided the use of textiles, and have instead used materials that are easy to keep clean and free from dust. Climate control, with no hydraulic hoses in the cab, also contributes to a good environment, controlling air temperature and quality, and improving safety.

Design targets achieved


With eight months of successful testing of the Scooptram ST14 behind them, the Atlas Copco design team were able to confirm that their targets had been met.
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The big windscreen and flat body give the driver of the ST14 a clear, uninterrupted view.

The ST14 meets the highest safety standards, and its ergonomics are much appreciated by the operators. Reliability is very high, as the same power train is used as in the proven ST1520, and performance is above expectations. It was a challenge for the ST14 to be judged by operators with long experience driving Kristineberg's 16.5 t-capacity loaders. However, the ST14 has proved to match, or even exceed, the output of the larger loaders. All of the teething problems have been addressed, and necessary improvements have been introduced on the assembly line. The Scooptram ST14 proves the concept that an investment in an exceptionally good working environment is an investment in increased productivity. Operators of the ST14 feel healthier, experience greater job satisfaction, are more motivated, achieve more, and still have plenty of energy left over after finishing a long shift.

Acknowledgements
Atlas Copco is grateful to New Boliden, owners of Kristineberg mine. This article first appeared in Mining and Construction No 2, 2006.
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Scooptram loaders impress miners in both hemispheres


Looking good
Atlas Copcos Scooptram ST14 was put through its paces at CVRD Incos Frood-Stobie mine in Canada, while extended field-testing of the new Scooptram ST1520 was undertaken at the Beta Hunt Nickel Mine in Western Australia. Both tests were extremely rigorous, under operating mine conditions, and encouraging reviews have been received about performance and operator comfort. Meantime, the new Scooptram ST1040 has been launched, further broadening the range of capacities available in this exciting series of technically advanced vehicles.

ST14 at Frood-Stobie
CVRD Incos Frood-Stobie mine in Sudbury, Ontario has been in operation since 1911. It is one of Canadas oldest and largest producers of nickel. The three mining divisions have two shafts, the deepest of which goes to the 4,075 ft level. During 2006, more than 3 million tons of ore was mined using a combination of sublevel cave and VRM method. This demanding environment provided the perfect testing ground for the new generation Atlas Copco Scooptram ST14, a much-anticipated addition to the latest range of underground loaders. The trials at Frood-Stobie provided information on Scooptram ST14 performance in what are considered to be typical Canadian mining conditions. Parameters such as capacity, durability, fuel consumption, safety, serviceability, and ergonomics were all closely monitored. Operating in the mines Division A production block, the Scooptram ST14 consistently moved more than 100 buckets/shift of ore from the stopes. After two months on trial, the unit had clocked up 558 hours of operation. One of the areas of the mine where the ST14 was tested is at the 2,340 level, where it trammed approximately 180 m to dump into the ore pass that feeds the 2,600 level. The complete cycle from the muck pile to the ore pass and back averaged three minutes, with excellent bucket fill.

These results were proof positive to the operators and mechanics engaged in documenting the performance and reliability of this technically advanced vehicle. In particular, enthusiasm ran high with respect to its comfort, ergonomic design and serviceability. Operators reported that the Scooptram ST14 is a powerful unit in the muck pile, and handles as well as their smaller Scooptram ST8B. The comfort, visibility and stateof-the-art technology is impressive. Mining companies, including CVRD Inco, have also actively assisted Atlas Copco in the development of new loader technology to meet current industry expectations. The ST14 is designed not only to meet, but also to exceed these expectations. The trial at Frood-Stobie was successfully concluded at the end of 2006.

Derrick Decker, ST14 operator (in cab) with, from left, Gord Black, Mobile Maintenance Supervisor and Larry McLaughlin, Maintenance Supervisor, at the Frood-Stobie Mine.

ST1520 at Beta Hunt


Consolidated Minerals, owner of the Beta Hunt Nickel Mine in Western Australia, have clocked up more than 6,000 hours on the Scooptram ST1520 in an extended trial. The company has been impressed with the
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Atlas Copco Scooptram ST14 working in the sublevels at Frood-Stobie mine in Canada.

Scooptram ST1520.

vehicles availability, productivity, and operator comfort. The tramming speed of the ST1520 carrying a full load has been praised by Beta Hunt management. They note that their operators can muck out a heading faster with the ST1520, even though it has a smaller bucket than their other loaders. The ST1520 has the ability to tram nearly anywhere in second gear, and has never overheated while it has been at the mine. The ergonomics and driver comfort were also quickly appreciated by the operators. The ST1520 is a lot more comfortable to drive over long periods for all sizes and

shapes of operator, with its foot box arrangement and seating ergonomics. For a 15 t-capacity loader, the ST1520 is also relatively slim at less than 3 m-wide, allowing access to areas that were previously out of reach for similar vehicles, and thereby contributing to overall productivity.

Acknowledgements
Atlas Copco is grateful to the managements at Frood-Stobie and Beta Hunt for their participation in these important trials and for their permission to publish this article.

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Melbourne, Australia

High speed haulage at Stawell


Keeping on track
Trucking ore from a depth of one kilometre beneath the surface can be a slow and expensive process, but its a thing of the past for the Stawell Gold Mine in Australia, where high speed haulage using a fleet of the latest Atlas Copco Minetruck MT5010 trucks plays a major role in the operation. Getting the ore out involves a long drive up the sublevel ramps at 1:8 to the 400 m level, and then on an incline of 1:10 to surface, a journey of 10.5 km. The drivers report that the MT5010 is the smoothest ride in their experience, and the management is obtaining their lowest-ever cost/t. The MT5010 is providing a very good return on investment!

Long history
Stawell Gold Mine, located about 250 km west of Melbourne, was first mined in 1853. It was closed in 1926, and stayed dormant for more than 50 years. It then re-opened in 1982, and has been in operation ever since. From 1992 until 2005, Stawell was owned by MPI Mines, who instituted a plan to increase gold production from 100,000 oz/yr to 130,000 oz/yr by end-2006. However, the mine recently changed hands, and is now operated by Perseverance Resources, who have adopted the same objective. To meet these targets, bench stoping with cemented rock fill pillars in primary stopes is used. With this mining method, approximately 80% of the ore is recovered from the stopes. Remote-controlled loaders shift the ore out of the stopes, from where a fleet of five Atlas Copco MT5010 trucks is employed hauling it to the surface along a gravel roadbed maintained by two graders in continuous operation. Stawell management is convinced that the MT5010 is the best truck on the market in terms of load capacity and performance.

Faster is better
Stawell is a very deep mine with incline access. Inevitably, the adit is the bottleneck in the production operation, because it limits the size of truck that can be employed hauling

ore to surface. However, within the normal underground speed constraints, the faster the trucks, and the cleaner they run, the greater will be the amount of ore that gets to surface. At Stawell, getting the ore to surface involves an 10.5 km drive which, even with the MT5010, involves a round trip of 100 minutes. On the 1:8 gradient, its speed under full 50 t load is 12 km/h, some 2-3 km/h faster than the next fastest truck on the current market. This is because the MT5010 has the greatest power-to-weight ratio of any truck in its class, giving it the highest possible travel speeds per tonne. Based on the success of the sites first MT5010, commissioned in 2003, the mine subsequently ordered another three, with the latest arriving on site in early January, 2005. Together, the new fleet has helped Stawell

Visual inspection of a Minetruck MT5010 with full load near Stawell portal.

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500m

1000m

1500m

Stawell Gold Mines MINERALISEDSYSTEM


Longitudinal Projection December 2004
0 SCALE 500m

to its medium term objectives while reducing the mining cost/tonne to the lowest it has ever been.

to drive, being much faster than the earlier machines. The engine on the MT5010 is electronically controlled for maximum fuel efficiency, minimum exhaust emissions and continuous diagnostic monitoring. This control system, along with an electronic transverter, provides smooth and precise gear changes. In addition to the selection of Cummins as the engine supplier, Atlas Copco has put the MT5010 through a series of more than 40 performance-enhancing upgrades to the engine, powertrain, cab, suspension, structural body, and systems, which dramatically increase engine and component life. Servicing is fast and simple, thanks to easy access to filters, test points, and other parts which require regular maintenance.

RESERVE BLOCKS INDICATED RESOURCE BLOCKS INFERRED RESOURCE AREA MINED AREA GOLDEN GIFT DOMAINS EXPLORATIONS TARGET BASALT PORPHYRY FAULT BLANK

Comfortable power
The Atlas Copco Minetruck MT5010 is currently offered with the Cummins QSK-19C650 engine as standard. This water-cooled diesel provides an MSHA power rating of 485 kW (650 hp) at 2100 rpm, has a displacement of 19 litres (1,159 cu in) and a six-cylinder, in-line configuration. It is designed for maximum utilization with minimum maintenance. The articulated pistons are made to last 30% longer and also give 30% longer life after the engines first rebuild. Oil seals have been engineered so they are never exposed to contaminants. The MT5010 is equipped with air conditioned ROPS/FOPS- cabin with forwardfacing seat and back-up video monitor, and has an active hydraulic suspension system for improved operator comfort and handling. Indeed, Stawell operators report that the MT5010 suspension is the most comfortable in their experience and provides a much softer, smoother ride, observing that, when working 12-hour shifts, this makes a difference. The cab is also set up for efficient operation, with good driver visibility, clear instruments, and all controls easy to reach. One of the most noticeable and impressive features of the MT 5010 truck is its power. The Cummins engine delivers torque of more than 3,000 Nm through the six-speed automatic transmission. From a standing start under load it pulls extremely well, whereas vehicles from the previous fleet struggled. It also has a tight turning circle, saving on backing out trucks in the limited space underground, and is a lot less tedious

Continuous support
The routine performed by the mines maintenance team includes checking main functions after each 12-hour shift, as well as more thorough services at 125 hours, and the recommended intervals of 250 hours. The MT5010s, despite their arduous working situation, are acknowledged by Stawell management as being the best performing truck on site, with the highest t/km and excellent availability. As a result, the MT5010s now comprise 70 percent of the hauling fleet. Where problems have been experienced, the mine knows it can rely on support from Atlas Copco. If they need a part, or a question answered, Atlas Copco provides a true, 24-hour service, seven days a week, and treats every enquiry with the correct degree of urgency. A technical training course on the MT5010 was conducted at the mine by Atlas Copco to further enhance Stawell expertise. Many of the participants reported back that it was the best on-site training they had ever received from any equipment supplier, observing that Atlas Copco understands that aftermarket service and support is an important complement to any sale. Future plans at Stawell include further exploration and deeper development work. In the next four to five years they plan to increase the mining depth to at least 1,300 m.

Getting the ore out at Stawell involves an incline of 1:8 to the 400 m level and then 1:10 to surface.

Acknowledgements
Atlas Copco is grateful to the management and staff at Stawell mine for their assistance in the production of this article.

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Ontario, Canada

Revival in the Sudbury Basin


Success at McCreedy West
The Sudbury Basin area of Ontario, Canada is currently enjoying a revival in the fortunes of the mining industry following an increase in world prices for nickel, the metal that made the area famous. But metal prices alone do not account for the revitalization of McCreedy West Mine, located some 40 km north of the Greater City of Sudbury. Excellent planning using the best available equipment was a necessary ingredient, and Atlas Copco was with them all the way.

Economic recovery
McCreedy West Mine, re-launched as a new venture in May, 2002, is already achieving revenues, and the prospects for long-term returns look bright. Behind this revival is FNX Mining, headquartered in Toronto, Canada. FNX Mining has a wealth of expertise for what has been described as the most advanced operation in the area. But there is an additional factor that makes a significant contribution to the overall effort the successful co-operation between FNX Mining and Atlas Copco, in which Atlas Copco ensures the reliability of main drilling and haulage operations. The opportunity to make a profit from these previously worked deposits depended not only on better metals prices. It also depended on the feasibility of refurbishing the mine infrastructure and on FNXs ability to exploit small mineral deposits in an efficient way. FNX Mining is currently developing and mining from different locations in the mine, and using a limited amount of equipment on about 10 faces at any one time. In such an operation, versatility and equipment availability are essential.

Local cooperation
To meet these demands, FNX Mining chose to concentrate on Atlas Copco products and services. A contributing factor in the decision was the efforts of the Atlas Copco sales

and service team, conveniently based in Lively, in the suburbs of Sudbury. Based on a review of equipment availability, costs and productivity to determine the lowest cost per tonne, the ST1510, as well as a Minetruck MT5010, were subsequently chosen for the McCreedy West project. McCreedy has 120 employees working on two 10-h shifts a day. The deposits are quite widely dispersed across five zones from levels of approximately 213 m to below 490 m (200 ft to 1,600 ft) with an average head grade of ore mined at 1.7% nickel. FNX Mining uses primarily mechanized cut-and-fill, following narrow veins. Current operations use an Atlas Copco Boomer 322 twin-boom jumbo and Scooptram LHDs for loading. However, the mine and its staff are flexible, using whatever safe mining methods are required to get at the paying ore in the most economical way.

Minetruck MT5010 returning to the mine ramp for another load.

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Footwall decline
One of the most important developments has been the driving of a footwall decline, from the 950 level to the 1,400 level, to access the nickel-rich Inter Main Deposit now being mined. This, in addition to early exploitation of the 700 Deposit, is one of the factors that enabled early revenue to be achieved. The ore-to-waste ratio now stands at 5:1, mine waste having been reduced from a high of 35 per cent during earlier mining operations. In the ore zones, the ideal drive height is 3 m (10 ft), although this is sometimes increased to take the remaining ore. Cuts range up to 9.5 m (30 ft). Shotcrete pillars are used as temporary support for greater widths. On current plans, 80 per cent of all mining will occur in the Inter Main Deposit, where there are about a million tons of useful ore at 80 per cent extraction. The orebody here is more discontinuous than usual, occurring in lenses, necessitating selective cut-and-fill, although there is expected to be some retreat bulk mining. Six horizons are currently being mined, which are split into different sections.

Geologists rule
With irregular geology, deciding where mining should take place is not an easy task. Geologists are a big part of the operation here, and are on site every day. The miners dont blast a face until a geologist has seen it and given approval. The overall rock quality is good. It is expected, however, that some faults and orebody offsets in the Inter Main Zone will increase support measures. Support is usually by 1.9 m (6 ft) rebar bolts and wire-mesh sheets, with cable bolting on rare occasions. In the cut-and-fill areas, support pillars are constructed with shotcrete to enable maximum ore extraction. The 1.600 haulage level links the McCreedy West workings to the neighbouring Levack Mine. FNX Mining has reconditioned this area and, by agreement with CVRD/INCO, is able to hoist the McCreedy West ore via the Levack No. 2 Shaft to complement the MT5010 mine trucks on the main ramp. In normal cut-and-fill mining, the crew consists of the jumbo operator, two miners on bolting, and one operating the Scooptram. There is an additional two-man crew on workplace safety using jacklegs and stopers
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Minetruck MT436B discharging at surface.

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drills for bolting. In narrower workings, the crew is limited to two men.

Drilling and blasting


The Atlas Copco Rocket Boomer 282 was used on the 1,285 sub-level in the Inter Main Deposit, drilling 4.8 m (15 ft) holes with 5 m (16 ft) rods, with 60 holes in a face section measuring 6.4 m-wide x 4.6 m-high (21 ft x 15 ft). It takes between two hours and two hours 45 minutes to drill such a round. Support in this area is provided by rebar rock bolts and wire mesh sheets using a scissor-lift access platform and handheld rock drills to install the bolts. All rock drilling tools are from Atlas Copco Secoroc. The 45 mm diameter bits are ballistic type, using R32 drill rods. The same series of bits are used for all mining, because of their better wear life. Twicedaily deliveries of bits by Atlas Copco helps reduce inventories. The bits are reground, and drill steel refurbished, at the Atlas Copco workshop in Lively. Drill string components are sold on a stock replenishment basis, using an Atlas Copco storage container near the surface workshop. Deliveries are made to a converted container supplied by Atlas Copco equipped with drill steels and bits stored in individual containers, specific to each driller. To avoid delays, deliveries are based on the consumption of previous weeks, rather than ordering when the need arises.

Maximizing haulage
Another major decision in the redevelopment of McCreedy West was how to optimize the haulage on the main ramp, which has an average grade of 18 per cent. Since it was the only main access, FNX Mining wanted to maximize its capacity by using trackless transport of the highest capacity. To determine whether the Atlas Copco MT5010 could be used on the main ramp from the 1,400 level while ensuring the safety of vital service lines such as ventilation ducts, an existing 30 t mine truck was rigged to simulate its profile. A combination of surveying and trial runs then proved that limited slashing would achieve the required 4.6 m x 4.6 m (15 ft x 15 ft) clearance for the truck to be used. The MT5010, which is the fastest truck in its class, takes between 45 minutes and one hour for the return trip, which is much

less than for the smaller trucks. In fact, the average cycle time on the MT5010 saves about one Canadian dollar/tonne, compared to using 30 t trucks. It handles excellently and has fuel economy with a really good range, enabling it to run all day on one tank of fuel. Its turning radius is excellent, and it gives a good ride with even power. McCreedy West utilises a fleet of Atlas Copco Scooptram loaders comprising of ST1520s, ST7.5Zs, ST1020s, and ST710s. The mine also has three Atlas Copco Minetruck MT436B and three MT5010. Scooptram duties include loading out from blasted faces, waste storage, rehandling stockpiles, and loading the Minetruck. When loading with the ST1520, the Z-bar linkage lifts higher than the ST8B, taking two buckets to load the MT436 B. The ST1520 is well liked because the operator has good visibility from the cab, which is roomy and comfortable. It also has exceptional lighting. Safety is a big issue in mining operations, with mining companies being judged more and more by their safety performance. They are well aware that a low claim rate and a good accident record reduce costs. To assist in this, the new generation of Atlas Copco vehicles offers more ergonomically designed cabs with better operator comfort and visibility, improved drivetrains, lower emissions, easier servicing and maintenance, a range of other advances.

3-D sectional diagram of McCreedy West Mine viewed from the northwest.

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training and liaison with mine staff on shortterm servicing. All underground maintenance requirements are handled from a single workshop, but as McCreedy West is an access-ramp mine, most mobile equipment is brought to the surface for servicing. Services at 250-h, 500-h and 750-h are carried out on the premises, but for 1000-h services, the equipment is taken back to Atlas Copcos main workshop in Lively.

Additional initiatives
Besides a high level of service, other initiatives contribute to profitability. These include SPOT Boxes (Spare Parts On Time) a suitable steel container or box supplied by Atlas Copco for each unit at the mine containing a stock of service parts. The content is predetermined according to experience of consumption and a technical review of wear and critical items, based on conditions of use and the consequences of failure. SPOT Boxes are located in the surface workshop, but smaller SPOT boxes with frequently used parts can be situated on the rigs or elsewhere underground. Larger boxes are fitted with forklift slots and lifting lugs for easy movement.

McCreedy Minetruck and Scooptram operators with their equipment.

Production Scooptram
Waste rock at McCreedy West comes primarily from development drives, and is stored in old drives or in mine-fill operations using Scooptram loaders with rammers, which are bolted on as necessary. Depending on the circumstances, some Scooptram loaders are remotely operated for safety, such as when working through waste to a remote orebody. Up to three Scooptram loaders can be operated by remote control although, due to the generally excellent ground conditions, more than one is rarely needed. The 50-60,000 t of waste that had been generated by early development work was stockpiled on the surface, and is now being crushed and graded for return underground as fill material. All ore is carried by Scooptram loaders to either intermediate stockpiles underground, or for direct loading into the Minetruck at the main ramp.

Good start
All in all, McCreedy Wests new life is off to a good start. It has a new mining company, production is on target at 2,000 t/day, it is generating revenue, it has a first class safety record, all works are within government environmental controls, and its prospects for reserves look bright. In addition, wherever FNX Mining goes, Atlas Copco is there to meet its needs. The mine manager states that Atlas Copco service has been excellent. If theres a problem it gets solved, and things are dealt with at the right level. Atlas Copco Secoroc delivery is also highly appreciated, and two deliveries a day means there is no waiting for anything the mine needs.

Maintenance contract
Atlas Copco provides dedicated product maintenance under a Gold Service Contract. Within this framework, a dedicated product support technician (PST) is permanently based at the mine, working closely with the mine maintenance foreman and technicians to ensure that all Atlas Copco equipment has maximum availability. The contract includes a guarantee of 90 percent availability, vehicle condition audits, monitoring of parts inventory on site, and
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Acknowledgements
Atlas Copco is grateful to the management at McCreedy mine for their assistance in reviewing this article and permission to publish.

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Scooptram ST2D

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The Scooptram ST2D is a reliable 3 600 kg tramming capacity underground loader for smaller sized operations that range from narrow vein mines to construction sites. This vehicle has built its reputation bucket by bucket throughout the world.

Features
Load frame
A parallel boom design matched to an aggressive bucket configuration provide for efficient mucking operations High ground clearance protects the machine from damage Three point mounting and anti-skip protection provides safe access for operators and service personnel

Operators compartment
Side seated operator position for efficient bi-directional operation with maximum visibility Ergonomic operator seat with seat belt for comfort during a full operating shift

General
Long life roller bearing centre articulation joint Central manual lubrication

Power frame
Conventional and proven components are well protected within the frame

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Specifications
Scooptram ST2D Capacities, SAE regulations Tramming capacity Breakout force, hydraulic Breakout force Motion times Boom: Raising Lowering Bucket: Dumping Engine Deutz Diesel MSHA Rating at 2,300 rpm Maximum torque at 1,500 rpm Number of Cylinders Displacement Cooling MSHA Part 7 ventilation Vent Rate Particulate index Transmission Dana Converter Dana Axles Dana Degree of oscillation Differentials: Front Rear Brakes Service Electrical system System Voltage 3 600 kg 9 060 kg 5 936 kg

Standard Equipment
Transmission Modulated power shift, 4 speeds forward and reverse Converter Single stage Axles Spiral bevel differentials, full floating, planetary wheel end drive Brakes Hydraulically applied spring released: fully enclosed wet discs at each wheel end Parking and emergency: Spring applied, hydraulically released, multiple wet discs, built into transmission Tyres Nylon, smooth tread design for underground mine service, on demountable rims Operators compartment Side seated operator for bi-directional operation and maximum visibility Canopy: MSHA approved Monostick steering control Dual lever dump and hoist control

3.7 seconds 3.0 seconds 6.4 seconds F6L-912W, Tier/Stage 1 63 kW/84 hp 292 Nm 6 in line 5.6 L Air 127 m3/min 142 m3/min Series R32000

Optional Equipment
C-270 series 14D 16 (8 on each side) No spin Standard LCB 24 Volt starting 24 Volt accessories Main Frame Boom up lock device Wheel chocks and chock brackets Various bucket sizes Dump cylinder rod protector Knockdown - specify weight and dimension limitations Shipping covers EOD bucket Ergonomics Wheel steering control System options Ansul single bottle fire suppression w/engine kill Lincoln auto lube w/timer Manual hydraulic tank fill pump Electrical Audio - visual reverse alarm Gauge lights Controls and instruments Block out 3rd and/or 4th gears Low hydraulic level warning Single lever dump and hoist control Power unit Engine shutdown system Oil bath air cleaner Exhaust purifier and fume diluter Hydraulic system EOD hydraulics & controls only Drive train Posi-Stop Brakes Documentation LinkOne parts book CD LinkOne viewer Parts manual - plasticised Service manual - plasticised Other Tool box

Tyres Tire size, front and rear 12.00x24, 16 ply, STMS, L -5S, TT* * As applications and conditions vary, Atlas Copco recommends that the user consults with tire suppliers to obtain the optimum tire selection. Hydraulic system Filtration, suction line Dump/hoist system pressure Steering pressure Cylinders diameter: Steer cylinder (1), diameter Hoist cylinder (1), diameter Dump cylinder (1), diameter Tank capacities Fuel Hydraulic 25 micron 11.4 MPa 13.1 MPa 127 mm 178 mm 178 mm 148 litres 144 litres

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Grade performance
Percent grade Ratio 1st gear (km/h) 2nd gear (km/h) 3rd gear (km/h) 4th gear (km/h)
3.4 6.9 11.4 19.5 3.3 6.6 10.9 18.2 3.2 6.5 10.5 15.8 3.2 6.3 10.1

0.0

2.0

4.0

6.0

8.3
1:12 3.1 6.1 9.5

10.0
1:10 3.1 6.0 8.6

12.5
1:8 3.1 5.8 7 .2

14.3
1:7 3.0 5.7 6.3

16.0
3.1 5.6

18.0
2.9 5.2

20.0
1:5 2.9 4.9

25.0
1:4 2.8 4.0

30.0
2.8 3.2

ST2D standard configuration, bucket empty. Percent grade Ratio 1st gear (km/h) 2nd gear (km/h) 3rd gear (km/h) 4th gear (km/h)
3.3 6.7 11.2 18.9 3.2 6.5 10.6 16.6 3.2 6.3 10.1 12.0 3.1 6.1 9.2 8.4

0.0

2.0

4.0

6.0

8.3
1:12 3.0 5.9 7 .6 5.2

10.0
1:10 3.0 5.8 6.4 2.6

12.5
1:8 2.9 5.3 5.1

14.3
1:7 2.9 4.9 4.2

16.0
2.9 4.5 3.5

18.0
2.8 4.0 2.6

20.0
1:5 2.8 3.6 1.7

25.0
1:4 2.7 2.7

30.0
2.5 2.0

ST2D Standard configuration, bucket loaded.

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Dimensions and weights


Approximate weight ST2D............................ 12 320 kg Axle load, front end. ........................................ 5 960 kg Axle load, back end.......................................... 6 360 kg Standard equipped vehicle with empty bucket

3733 40 2544 2052 1443 1467 610 267 20 1548 2086

890 L1

1270

1270

1921

6645

Left turning radius


Turning angle +/-40.5

Recommended drift size


883 1555

2880

2800

R2668

2400
R4766

Rear view
1638

2880

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Scooptram ST2G

The Scooptram ST2G is a reliable 3 600 kg tramming capacity underground loader for smaller sized operations that range from narrow vein mines to construction sites - including those at high altitude. This vehicle has built its reputation bucket by bucket throughout the world.

Features
Load frame
A parallel boom design matched to an aggressive bucket configuration provide for efficient mucking operations High ground clearance protects the machine from damage Three point mounting and anti-skip protection provides safe access for operators and service personnel

Operators compartment
Side seated operator position for efficient bi-directional operation with maximum visibility Ergonomic operator seat with seat belt for comfort during a full operating shift ISO ROPS/FOPS Canopy

General
Long life roller bearing centre articulation joint Central manual lubrication

Power frame
Conventional and proven components are well protected within the frame

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Specifications
Scooptram ST2G Capacities, SAE regulations Tramming capacity Breakout force, hydraulic Breakout force Motion times Boom: Raising Lowering Bucket: Dumping Engine Deutz Diesel MSHA Rating at 2,300 rpm Maximum torque at 1,500 rpm Number of Cylinders Displacement Cooling MSHA Part 7 ventilation Vent Rate Particulate index Transmission Dana Converter Dana Axles Dana Degree of oscillation Differentials: Front Rear Brakes Service Electrical system System Voltage 3 600 kg 9 060 kg 5 936 kg

Standard Equipment
Transmission Modulated power shift, 4 speeds forward and reverse Converter Single stage Axles Spiral bevel differentials, full floating, planetary wheel end drive Brakes Spring applied hydraulically spring released: fully enclosed multiple wet discs at each wheel end Parking and emergency: as for service Tyres Nylon, smooth tread design for underground mine service, on demountable rims Operators compartment Side seated operator for bi-directional operation and maximum visibility Canopy: ISO ROPS/FOPS approved Monostick steering control Single lever dump and hoist control

3.7 seconds 3.0 seconds 6.4 seconds BF4M1013EC, Tier/Stage 1 87 kW/117 hp 422 Nm 4 in line 4.76 L Water 241 m3/min 212 m3/min Series R32000

Optional Equipment
C-270 series 14D 16 (8 on each side) No spin Standard Posi stop 24 Volt starting 24 Volt accessories Main Frame Various bucket sizes Boom up lock device Wheel chocks and chock brackets Dump cylinder rod protector Knockdown - specify weight and dimension limitations Shipping covers EOD bucket Ergonomics Wheel steering control System options Ansul check fire auto fire suppression Ansul single bottle fire suppression w/engine kill Lincoln auto lube w/timer Manual hydraulic tank fill pump Electrical system Blue strobe light - power on Audio-visual reverse alarm Controls and instruments Block out 3rd and/or 4th gears Scooptram RRC RRC interface Hydraulic system options EOD hydraulics & controls only Brake release tow hook Documentation LinkOne parts book CD LinkOne viewer Parts manual - plasticised Service manual - plasticised Other Tool box

Tyres Tire size, front and rear 12.00x24, 16 ply, STMS, L -5S, TT* * As applications and conditions vary, Atlas Copco recommends that the user consults with tire suppliers to obtain the optimum tire selection. Hydraulic system Filtration, suction line Dump/hoist system pressure Steering pressure Cylinders diameter: Steer cylinders (1), diameter Hoist cylinders (1), diameter Dump cylinder (1), diameter Tank capacities Fuel Hydraulic 25 micron 11.4 MPa 13.1 MPa 127 mm 178 mm 178 mm 148 litres 144 litres

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Grade performance
Percent grade Ratio 1st gear (km/h) 2nd gear (km/h) 3rd gear (km/h) 4th gear (km/h)
4.5 9.1 15.0 25.4 4.4 8.7 14.2 23.3 4.2 8.4 13.5 19.7 4.2 8.2 12.9 13.9

0.0

2.0

4.0

6.0

8.3
1:12 4.1 7 .9 11.7 9.4

10.0
1:10 4.0 7 .8 10.3 6.0

12.5
1:8 3.9 7 .5 8.3

14.3
1:7 3.9 7 .2 7 .0

16.0
3.9 6.9 6.0

18.0
3.8 6.4 4.9

20.0
1:5 3.7 5.8 3.9

25.0
1:4 3.6 4.5

30.0
3.5 3.4

ST2G standard configuration, bucket empty. Percent grade Ratio 1st gear (km/h) 2nd gear (km/h) 3rd gear (km/h) 4th gear (km/h)
4.4 8.9 15.1 24.5 4.3 8.5 13.9 20.7 4.2 8.2 12.4 13.9 4.1 7 .9 10.6 9.0

0.0

2.0

4.0

6.0

8.3
1:12 4.0 7 .6 8.2 1.9

10.0
1:10 3.9 7 .3

12.5
1:8 3.8 6.7

14.3
1:7 3.8 6.0

16.0
3.7 5.4

18.0
3.7 4.7

20.0
1:5 3.6 4.2

25.0
1:4 3.4 2.9

30.0
3.1 1.5

ST2G standard configuration, bucket loaded.

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Dimensions and weights


Approximate weight ST2G............................ 13 000 kg Axle load, front end. ........................................ 5 660 kg Axle load, back end.......................................... 7 340 kg Standard equipped vehicle with empty bucket
3782

40

3747

2544 2162 1537 2325 1443 1467

539 16 267 L1 2289 1270 1270 1668 2161 2280

Left turning radius


Turning angle +/-40.5
40,5

Recommended drift size


1735
3066 2521 2111

2900
2162

2000 x 45 CHAMFER

R2305 R4287 R4697

Rear view

2400

2521 3066

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Scooptram ST3.5

The Scooptram ST3.5 is a 6 000 kg tramming capacity underground loader designed for small to medium sized underground operations that include development work, production mining, construction sites, and site clean-up activities. The ST3.5 has a strong, positive reputation built over time, bucket by bucket.

Features
Load frame
A parallel boom design matched to an aggressive bucket configuration provide for efficient mucking operations Optional turbo charged engine for high altitude applictions High ground clearance protects the machine from damage

Operators compartment
Side seated operator position for efficient bi-directional operation with maximum visibility Ergonomic operator seat with seat belt for comfort during a full operating shift

General
Long life roller bearing centre articulation joint Central manual lubrication Hydraulic hoses, electrical cables and hot surfaces are well protected Three point mounting and anti-skid protection provides safe access for operators and service personnel

Power frame
Conventional and proven components are well protected within the frame

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Specifications
Scooptram ST3.5 Capacities, SAE regulations Tramming capacity Breakout force, hydraulic Breakout force Motion times Boom: Raising Lowering Bucket: Dumping Rolling back Engine Deutz Diesel MSHA Rating at 2,300 rpm Maximum torque at 1,500 rpm Number of Cylinders Displacement Cooling MSHA Part 7 ventilation Vent Rate Particulate index Transmission Dana Converter Dana Axles Rock Tough Degree of oscillation Differentials: Front Rear Brakes Service/Parking/Emergency Electrical system System Voltage 6 000 kg 9 960 kg 7 950 kg

Standard Equipment
Transmission Modulated power shift, 3 speeds forward and reverse Converter Single stage Axles Spiral bevel differentials, full floating, planetary wheel end drive Brakes Fully enclosed, force cooled, spring applied hydraulic released multiple wet discs at each wheel end Tyres Tubeless, Nylon, smooth tread design for underground mine service Operators compartment Side seated operator for bi-directional operation and maximum visibility, ISO ROPS/FOPS certified Canopy

4.7 seconds 5.0 seconds 3.6 seconds 3.2 seconds F8L-413FW, Tier/Stage 1 136 kW /182 hp 617 Nm 8 12.8 L Air 297 m3/min 269 m3/min Series 32000 C-270 series 406 14 (7 on each side) No spin Standard SAHR 24 Volt starting 24 Volt accessories

Optional Equipment
Main Frame Boom up lock device Wheel chocks and chock brackets Knockdown construction - specify weight and Dimension limitations Shipping covers Ergonomics Low height MSHA canopy - 2m Wheel steering control System options Ansul check fire auto fire suppression Ansul single bottle fire suppression w/engine kill Lincoln auto lube w/timer Manual hydraulic tank fill pump Wiggins fast fuel fill Hydraulic oil fill cap retainer Electrical system High exhaust temperature warning light Audio-visual reverse alarm Gauge lights Controls and instruments Longer throw stab cylinder Low hydraulic level warning Scooptram RRC (line of sight radio remote control) RRC interface only Speedometer and tachometer Bucket float Block out 3rd gear Power unit Engine idle down system Engine shut down jetstop Hydraulic system options EOD hydraulics & controls only Brake release tow hook Documentation LinkOne parts book CD LinkOne viewer Parts manual - plasticised Service manual - plasticised Other Tool box

Tyres Tire size, front and rear 17 .50x25.20 ply, L -5S* * As applications and conditions vary, Atlas Copco recommends that the user consults with tire suppliers to obtain the optimum tire selection. Hydraulic system Filtration, suction line Dump/hoist system pressure Steering pressure Cylinders diameter: Steer cylinders (2), diameter Hoist cylinders (2), diameter Dump cylinder (1), diameter Tank capacities Fuel Hydraulic 25 micron 13.8 MPa 15.9 MPa 89 mm 152 mm 152 mm 216 litres 170 litres

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Grade performance
Percent grade Ratio 1st gear (km/h) 2nd gear (km/h) 3rd gear (km/h) 4.7 9.5 18.3 4.7 9.1 16.9 4.5 8.8 14.8 4.3 8.6 12.1 0.0 2.0 4.0 6.0 8.0 1:12 4.3 8.1 9.1 10.0 1:10 4.1 7 .7 6.5 12.5 1:8 4.1 6.9 14.3 1:7 4.0 6.3 4.0 5.6 4.0 5.0 16.0 18.0 20.0 1:5 3.9 4.3 25.0 1:4 3.5 3.2 30.0

ST3.5 standard configuration, bucket empty.

Percent grade Ratio 1st gear (km/h) 2nd gear (km/h) 3rd gear (km/h)

0.0 4.7 9.7 18.9

2.0 4.7 9.5 17 .8

4.0 4.7 9.2 16.7

6.0 4.5 8.8 15.1

8.0 1:12 4.5 8.7 13.1

10.0 1:10 4.3 8.3 10.9

12.5 1:8 4.3 8.0 8.4

14.3 1:7 4.1 7 .7

16.0 4.1 7 .2

18.0 4.1 6.8

20.0 1:5 4.0 6.3

25.0 1:4 3.9 5.0

30.0 3.9

ST3.5 standard configuration, bucket loaded.

Buckets
Bucket data
Material density (t/m )
3

STD
1.8 3.4 W T1 L1 H1 H2 2 121 2 888 813 3937 1321 2.0 3.1/*3.0 1 956/*2 159 2 916/*2 833 812/ *2 548 3 984/*3 972 1 313/*2 548 2.2 2.7/ *2.8 1 956/*1 969 2 916/*2 893 711/ *2 548 3 835/*4 035 1 397/*2 548 2.6 2.3 1 956 2 678 579 3660 1546 2.8 2.1 1 956 2 798 689 3 770 1 428 3.0 1.9/* 1.8 1 956/*1 969 2 697/*2 837 597/*2 562 3 678/*3 942 1 528/*2 562

Volume, nominal heaped (m3) Width, bucket (mm) Tramming position: Axle centreline to bucket lip (mm) Truck loading: Reach (mm) Raised position: Back height, max. (mm) Raised position: Bucket tip, height (mm)

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Dimensions and weights


Approximate weight ST3.5............................ 17 100 kg Axle load, front end. ........................................ 8 000 kg Axle load, back end.......................................... 9 100 kg Standard equipped vehicle with empty bucket

3984 2549 2247 1981 1609 1526


ST3.5

1313

530

13

370 812 2643 2899 8458 1478 2916

1211

1827

1956

Left turning radius


Turning angle +/-42.5
42.5

Recommended drift size

2886 3595

3000

2620 R 2 M x 45 Chamfer 5446 R

3500
Rear view

2886 3595

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Scooptram ST600LP

The low-profile Scooptram ST600LP the Ratel is a robust underground loader that is built for demanding low-seam applications where the back heights are as low as 1 800 mm.

Features
Load frame
Parallel boom design for low profile mine production. Low profile standard and EOD bucket designs for efficient mucking operations Heavy duty fender design with extra bump protection Safety hinge bar locking device to provide a safe working environment for operators and maintenance staff A short length and low height frame reduces the chance of damage with the frame hitting the mine back thereby providing reduced maintenance costs and extended component life. Heavy duty, sloping engine covers reduce the risk of component and frame damage. Heavy duty fenders and extra bump protection give additional machine protection Three point mounting access for entry onto the machine High ground clearance protects the machine from damage

Operators compartment
Low profile structure with reclined, low profile operator seat offering good access to machine control functions Side seated operator position for efficient bi-directional operation Enhanced operator visibility with the use of forward and rear viewing cameras each coupled to a cab mounted monitor. Cameras are linked to the transmission to provide good visibility in both tramming directions

General
Operator visibility is enhanced by 4 lights forward and 4 lights to the rear Long life roller bearing centre hinge design Central manual lubrication Neutral start and engine protection systems

Power frame
Conventional and proven powertrain components featuring either an air or water cooled engine, a torque converter, a transmission and axles that are matched and provide excellent digging characteristics.

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Specifications
Scooptram ST600LP Capacities, SAE regulations Tramming capacity Breakout force, hydraulic Breakout force Motion times Boom: Raising Lowering Bucket: Dumping Rolling back Engine Deutz Diesel MSHA Rating at 2,300 rpm Maximum torque at 1,400 rpm Number of Cylinders Displacement Cooling MSHA Part 7 ventilation Vent Rate Particulate index Transmission Dana Converter Dana Axles Rock Tough Degree of oscillation Brakes Service/Parking/Emergency Electrical system System Voltage 6 000 kg 9 300 kg 8 688 kg

Standard Equipment
Transmission Modulated power shift, 3 speeds forward and reverse Converter Single stage Axles Spiral bevel differential, full floating, planetary wheel end drive Brakes Fully enclosed, force cooled, spring applied hydraulic released multiple wet discs at each wheel end Tyres Tubeless, nylon, smooth tread design for underground mine service, on demountable rims Operators compartment Side seated operator for bi-directional operation. MSHA calculated canopy. Black and white, forward and rear camera viewing system with monitor

4.7 seconds 5.0 seconds 3.6 seconds 3.2 seconds BF6M1013E, Tier/Stage 1 136 kW/185 hp 667 Nm 6 in line 7.2 L Liquid (Water/Anti-Freeze) 495m3/min 156 m3/min Series 32000 C-270 Series 406 14 (7 on each side) SAHR 24 Volt starting 24 Volt accessories

Optional Equipment
Main Frame Boom up lock device Dump cylinder rod protector Knockdown - specify weight and dimension limitations EOD bucket System options Check fire auto fire suppression Single bottle fire suppression w/engine kill Fire extinguishers (2 off) Lincoln auto lube w/timer Manual hydraulic tank fill pump Electrical system Blue strobe light - power on Audio-visual reverse alarm Controls and instruments Block out 3rd and/or 4th gears Neutral brake Safety wheels Hydraulic system EOD hydraulics & controls only Documentation LinkOne parts book CD LinkOne viewer Parts manual - plasticised Service manual - palsticised Other Tool box

Tyres Tire size, front and rear 17 .5x25, 20 ply, STMS, L -5S* * As applications and conditions vary, Atlas Copco recommends that the user consults with tire suppliers to obtain the optimum tire selection. Hydraulic system Filtration, suction line System pressure Steering pressure Cylinders diameter: Steer cylinders (2), diameter Hoist cylinders (2), diameter Dump cylinder (1), diameter Tank capacities Fuel Hydraulic 25 micron 13.8 MPa 15.9 MPa 89 mm 152 mm 152 mm 220 litres 77 litres

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Grade performance
Percent grade Ratio 1st gear (km/h) 2nd gear (km/h) 3rd gear (km/h)
4.7 9.6 18.4 4.6 9.2 16.9 4.5 8.8 114.8 4.4 8.5 11.9

0.0

2.0

4.0

6.0

8.3
1:12 4.3 8.1 8.7

10.0
1:10 4.3 7 .6 6.5

12.5
1:8 4.2 6.8 2.0

14.3
1:7 4.1 6.2

16.0
4.0 5.6

18.0
3.9 4.9

20.0
1:5 3.9 4.3

25.0
1:4 3.6 2.7

30.0
3.2

ST600LP standard configuration, bucket empty

Percent grade Ratio 1st gear (km/h) 2nd gear (km/h) 3rd gear (km/h)

0.0
4.8 9.8 19.0

2.0
4.7 9.5 17 .8

4.0
4.6 9.2 16.8

6.0
4.5 8.9 15.1

8.3
1:12 4.5 8.6 12.8

10.0
1:10 4.4 8.4 10.9

12.5
1:8 4.3 8.1 8.4

14.3
1:7 4.3 7 .7 6.7

16.0
4.2 7 .3 4.8

18.0
4.1 6.8 1.5

20.0
1:5 4.1 6.3

25.0
1:4 3.9 5.0

30.0
3.8 3.8

ST600LP standard configuration, bucket loaded

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Dimensions and weights


Approximate weight ST600LP. ..................... 18 040 kg Axle load, front................................................. 7 670 kg Axle load, rear.................................................10 370 kg Standard equipped vehicle with empty bucket
D 45 G 1400 1300 12 330 R 690 BASED ON TIRE DEFLECTION OF 25MM 3034 2896 A 330 F H E C 2710

1896

Left turning radius


Turning angle 39
42.5 Video Camera

Recommended drift size

A
3271 3847

1800

4500
2000 X 45 CHAMFER

Rear view
2240 R 5430 R

3271 3847

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Scooptram ST710

The Scooptram ST 710 is a compact 6.5 metric ton underground loader with an ergonomically designed operators compartment especially for narrow-vein mining.

Features
Load frame
A Z-bar front-end for efficient loading and mucking An aggressively designed high shape factor bucket, reducing the need for multiple passes to fill the bucket Easy to change bucket and cylinders with trunnion cap pin retention system Boom support and lock for safe work under boom

Power frame
Atlas Copco unique powertrain including an upbox, and a combined transmission and converter allowing space for the footbox plus a low and short rear end Electronic transmission and engine control systems for smooth and precise shifting A high power-to-weight ratio complemented by a fully integrated powertrain, automatically matching the gear selection to the load - producing a high tractive effort without wheel spin Stacked V-core radiator and charge air cooler: easy to replace damaged tubes and to clean

Operators compartment
Ergonomically designed and spacious compartment for maximum safety and minimal operator fatigue with: maximized legroom provided by the Atlas Copco footbox comfortable operators seat offering improved ergonomic positioning, body orientation and generous shoulder and hip room compliant with sound and vibration regulations to minimize operators fatigue; reduced noise level to 82 dB(A) inside the cab

General
Great serviceability with centralized service points Long-life roller bearing centre hinge Anti skid material at service access points

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Specifications
Scooptram ST 710 Capacities, SAE regulations Tramming capacity Breakout force, hydraulic Breakout force Motion times Boom: Raising Lowering Bucket: Dumping Rolling back Engine Deutz Diesel MSHA Rating at 2,300 rpm Maximum torque at 1,400 rpm MSHA part 32 ventilation rate Ventilation particulate index Upbox Superior Transmission and converter Funk Axles Rock Tough Degree of oscillation Brakes Service/Parking/Emergency Electrical system System Voltage 6 500 kg 14 200 kg 10 347 kg

Standard Equipment
Axles Spiral bevel differential, full floating, planetary wheel end drive Brakes Fully enclosed, force cooled, spring applied hydraulic released multiple wet discs at each wheel end Tyres Tubeless, smooth, extra deep tread design for underground mine service on demountable rims Operators compartment Canopy ISO ROPS/FOPS approved Side seated operator for bi-directional operation Grammer seat with retractable seat belts Open door retainer Two pilot operated joysticks for steering, dump & hoist control Push button transmission control on dump and hoist lever Foot-box

6.1 seconds 4.6 seconds 1.3 seconds 1.7 seconds BF6M1013FC-MVS, Tier/Stage 1 149 kW/200 hp 805 Nm 481 m3/min 113 m3/min AC826V DF150 406 14 (7 on each side) SAHR 24 Volt starting 24 Volt accessories

Optional Equipment
Main Frame Optional bucket sizes EOD buckets Boom up lock device Wheel chocks and chock brackets Ergonomics Enclosed cab Air conditioner (cab) Heater (cab and canopy) System options Ansul checkfire, autofire suppression Ansul single bottle fire suppression with engine kill Electric fill pump for hydraulic oil Lincoln auto lube with timer Wiggins fast fuel fill Second fire extinguisher Electrical system Audio-visual reverse alarm Batteries, dry Loadrite weighing system 12/24 Voltage converter Controls and instruments Blockout 3rd and 4th gears Blockout 4th gear Extended data gauge package Deutz diagnostic data reader DDEC Series 40 diagnostic tools Ride control Atlas Copco RRC interface Atlas Copco RRC (line of sight) Power unit Detroit diesel series 40 engine, 157 kw/210 hp Cold weather packages for 120v or 240v, may include: Block heater, ether start, battery warmer, fuel heater, arctic oil Epoxy coated radiator

Tyres Tire size, front and rear 17 .5x25, 20 ply, STMS, L -5S* * As applications and conditions vary, Atlas Copco recommends that the user consults with tire suppliers to obtain the optimum tire selection. Hydraulic system Filtration, return line 4 micron System pressure 20.7 MPa Steering pressure 22.4 MPa Hydraulic tank capacity 87 litres Cylinders diameter: Steer cylinders (2), diameter 80 mm Hoist cylinders (2), diameter 160 mm Stabilizer cylinder (1), diameter 180 mm Fuel Fuel tank capacity Fuel consumption, full load Fuel filtration 191 litres 41 litres/hour 3.0 micron

Standard Equipment
Engine Rock Tough exhaust purifier and silencer Dry type air cleaner Exhaust heat protection Remote engine oil drain Cooling package with V-core radiator Upbox Power transmitted through a 1:1 gear ratio box Transmission and converter Automatic power shift with integral converter, fully modulated 4 speed shifting, forward/reverse

Hydraulic system Brake release tow hook Documentation Extra DDEC Engine manual kit LinkOne parts book, CD LinkOne viewer Parts Manual - plasticoated Other Face mechanics tool set Shop mechanics tools set Special tools set Parts kit - 1 000 hour consumables EC specification

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Grade performance
Percent grade Ratio 1st gear (kph) 2nd gear (kph) 3rd gear (kph) 4th gear (kph)
4.8 7 .9 15.3 24.8 4.7 7 .8 14.7 23.1 4.7 7 .6 14.1 21.3 4.6 7 .5 13.5 18.8

0.0

2.0

4.0

6.0

8.0
1:12 4.5 7 .3 12.7 14.1

10.0
1:10 4.5 7 .2 12.0 9.9

12.5
1:8 4.4 7 .0 11.0

14.3
1:7 4.4 6.8 9.7

16.0
4.3 6.7 8.4

18.0
4.3 6.5 6.7

20.0
1:5 4.2 6.3 4.7

25.0
1:4 4.1 5.8

30.0
4.0 5.1

ST710 standard configuration, bucket empty. Percent grade Ratio 1st gear (kph) 2nd gear (kph) 3rd gear (kph) 4th gear (kph)
4.7 7 .8 15.0 23.9 4.7 7 .6 14.2 21.3 4.6 7 .4 13.4 17 .7 4.5 7 .2 13.3 11.7

0.0

2.0

4.0

6.0

8.0
1:12 4.4 7 .0 11.0

10.0
1:10 4.4 6.8 9.3

12.5
1:8 4.3 6.5 6.6

14.3
1:7 4.2 6.3 3.9

16.0
4.1 6.0

18.0
4.1 5.8

20.0
1:5 4.0 5.4

25.0
1:4 3.8 4.1

30.0
3.5 2.6

ST710 standard configuration, bucket loaded.

Buckets
Bucket data
Material density (t/m )
3

STD
1.8 3.4 W T1 T2 L1 H1 H2 2 040 3 000 1 340 1 590 4 375 1 635 2.0 3.2 2 040 2 920 1 295 1 520 4 375 1 695 2.2 3.0 2 040 2 895 1 280 1 500 4 375 1 705 2.4 2.8 2 040 2 830 1 220 1 440 4 375 1 750 2.6 2.6 2 040 2 750 1 135 1 360 4 375 1 825

Volume, nominal heaped (m3) Width, bucket (mm) Tramming position: Axle centreline to bucket lip (mm) Tramming position: Ground to bucket tip (mm) Truck loading: Reach (mm) Raised position: Back height, max. (mm) Raised position: Bucket tip, height (mm)

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Dimensions and weights


Approximate weight ST 710........................... 18 200 kg Axle load, front end. ........................................ 8 372 kg Axle load, back end.......................................... 9 828 kg Standard equipped vehicle with empty bucket
35 3150 2760 1695 (H2) 1295 (T2) 1520 (L1) 2920 (T1) 4375 (H1) 3690

2105 1500 15 2610 1650 3300 8830 305 1650

1120 1924 2040 (W)

Left turning radius


Turning angle 42.5

Recommended drift size

2910 3680

3000

2000 x 45 CHAMFER

3500
Rear view

R3230

R5970

2910 3680

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Scooptram ST1030

The Scooptram ST1030 is a reliable 10 tonne capacity underground loader with an ergonomically designed operators compartment for unparalleled productivity in any underground mine.

Features
Load frame
A Z-bar front-end for efficient loading and mucking An aggressively designed high shape factor bucket, reducing the need for multiple passes to fill the bucket Easy to change bucket and cylinders with trunnion cap pin retention system Boom support and lock for safe work under boom

Power frame
Atlas Copco unique powertrain including an upbox, and a combined transmission and converter allowing space for the footbox plus a low and short rear end Electronic transmission and engine control systems for smooth and precise shifting A high power to weight ratio complemented by a fully integrated powertrain, automatically matching the gear selection to the load producing a high tractive effort without wheel spin Stacked V-core radiator and charge air cooler: easy to replace damaged tubes and to clean

Operators compartment
Ergonomically designed and spacious compartment for maximum safety and minimal operator fatigue with: maximized legroom because of the Atlas Copco footbox comfortable operators seat offering improved ergonomic positioning, body orientation and generous shoulder and hip room compliant with sound and vibration regulations to minimize operators fatigue; reduced noise level to 82 dB(A) inside the cab

General
Great serviceability with centralized service points Excellent serviceability with centralized service Long-life tapered roller bearing centre hinge Anti skid material at service access points

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Specifications
Scooptram ST1030 Capacities, SAE regulations Tramming capacity Breakout force, hydraulic Breakout force Motion times Boom: Raising Lowering Bucket: Dumping Rolling back Engine Cummins Diesel Engine Power Rating at 2,000 rpm Maximum torque at 1,400 rpm MSHA Part 7 ventilation Vent Rate Particulate index Transmission and converter Funk Upbox Superior Axles Dana Degree of oscillation Differentials: Front Rear Brakes Service/Parking/Emergency Electrical system System Voltage 10 000 kg 15 200 kg 13 900 kg

Standard Equipment
Engine Rock Tough exhaust purifier and silencer Dry type air cleaner Exhaust heat protection Remote engine oil drain Cooling package with V-core radiator Upbox Power transmitted through a 1:1 gear ratio box 8.0 seconds 6.0 seconds 2.1 seconds 3.9 seconds QSL9 C250, Tier/Stage 3 186 kW/250 hp 1 085 Nm 255 m3/min 340 m3/min DF250 AC826V 19D 20 (10 on each side) Standard No Spin SAHR 24 Volt starting 24 Volt accessories Transmission and converter Automatic power shift with integral converter, fully modulated 4 speed shifting, forward/reverse Axles Spiral bevel differential, full floating, planetary wheel end drive Brakes Fully enclosed, force cooled, spring applied hydraulic released multiple wet discs at each wheel end Tyres Tubeless, smooth, extra deep tread design for underground mine service Operators compartment Canopy ISO ROPS/FOPS approved Side seated operator for bi-directional operation Two pilot operated joysticks for steering and dump/hoist control Grammer seat with retractable seat belts Open door retainer Door Interlock with steering and dump/hoist circuits

Optional Equipment
Main Frame Optional bucket sizes EOD buckets High wear resistant bucket packages Shipping covers Ergonomics Enclosed cab Wheel control steering Heater (cab) Air conditioner (cab) System options Ansul checkfire, autofire suppression Electric fill pump for hydraulic oil Fire extinguisher - 6 kg (extra) Lincoln auto lube with timer Wiggins fast fuel fill Wiggins fast hydraulic tank fill Loadrite weighing system RRC (Radio Remote Control) Electrical system Amber strobe light - power on Audio-visual reverse alarm Controls and instruments Blockout 3rd and/or 4th gears Brake release retriever tow hook Ride control Power unit Cold weather packages, 120v or 240v: Block heater, engine oil pan heater, battery warmer, fuel heater and arctic oil Fire resistant fluids Documentation LinkOne parts book, CD LinkOne viewer Other Parts kit - 1 000 hour consumables Face mechanics tool set Shop mechanics tools set Special tools set EC specification

Tyres Tire size, front and rear 18 x25, 24 ply, STMS, L -5S* * As applications and conditions vary, Atlas Copco recommends that the user consults with tire suppliers to obtain the optimum tire selection. Hydraulic system Filtration, return line 4 micron System pressure 21.4 MPa Hydraulic tank capacity 189 litres Cylinders diameter: Steer cylinders (2), diameter 90 mm Hoist cylinders (2), diameter 160 mm Stabilizer cylinder (1), diameter 200 mm Fuel Fuel tank capacity Fuel consumption, full load Fuel filtration 284 litres 50 liters/hour 8.0 micron

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Grade performance
Percent grade Ratio 1st gear (km/h) 2nd gear (km/h) 3rd gear (km/h) 4th gear (km/h) 5.0 8.9 15.8 26.7 4.8 8.5 14.7 23.3 4.8 8.3 13.8 18.9 4.7 8.0 12.8 12.7 0.0 2.0 4.0 6.0 8.0 1:12 4.6 7 .8 11.6 10.0 1:10 4.5 7 .6 10.2 12.5 1:8 4.4 7 .1 7 .9 14.3 1:7 4.3 6.8 5.9 4.2 6.5 4.4 4.1 6.2 16.0 18.0 20.0 1:5 4.1 5.8 25.0 1:4 3.9 4.7 3.7 30.0

ST1030 standard configuration, bucket empty. Percent grade Ratio 1st gear (km/h) 2nd gear (km/h) 3rd gear (km/h) 4th gear (km/h) 4.9 8.7 15.1 24.9 4.8 8.3 13.9 19.1 4.8 7 .9 12.4 4.8 7 .6 10.6 0.0 2.0 4.0 6.0 8.0 1:12 4.4 7 .2 8.2 10.0 1:10 4.3 6.7 12.5 1:8 4.2 6.1 14.3 1:7 4.1 5.4 4.0 5.1 3.9 4.1 16.0 18.0 20.0 1:5 3.7 3.3 25.0 1:4 3.4 2.9 30.0

ST1030 standard configuration, bucket loaded.

Buckets
Bucket data
Material density (t/m )
3

STD
1.6
6.3 W T1 T2 L1 H1 H2 2 760 3 490 2 080 2 060 5 190 1 550

1.8
5.6 2 490 3 490 2 080 2 060 5 190 1 550

2.0
5.0 2 490 3 370 1 945 1 920 5 060 1 665

2.2
4.5 2 490 3 270 1 840 1 810 4 980 1 760

2.4
4.2 2 490 3 206 1 770 1 750 4 980 1 820

2.6
3.8 2 490 3 210 1 790 1 750 4 960 1 820

2.8
3.6 2 340 3 130 1 690 1 660 4 960 1 890

3.0
3.3 2 340 3 130 1 690 1 660 4 960 1 890

3.2
3.1 2 340 3 080 1 640 1 610 4 970 1 940

Volume, nominal heaped (m3) Width, bucket (mm) Tramming position: Axle centreline to bucket lip (mm) Tramming position: Ground to bucket tip (mm) Truck loading: Reach (mm) Raised position: Back height, max. (mm) Raised position: Bucket tip, height (mm)

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Dimensions and weights


Approximate weight ST1030......................... 26 300 kg Axle load, front .............................................. 10 000 kg Axle load, rear ............................................... 16 300 kg Standard equipped vehicle with empty bucket
5060 (H1) 40 3400 3046 1750 15 2885 1855 3606 9745 415 1755 3370 (T1) 1920 (L1) 1665 (H2) 1945 (T2)

2355

1310 2260

2490 (W)

Left turning radius


Turning angle 42.5
R6135

Recommended drift size

R6775 3400 4330

3000

4000
R3450 2000 x 45 Chamfered Corner

Rear view

3400 4330

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Scooptram ST1030LP

The ST1030LP is a reliable 10 tonne capacity Scooptram with an ergonomically designed operators compartment for unparalleled productivity in low seam height underground mines.

Features
Load frame
A Z-bar front-end for efficient loading and mucking An aggressively designed high fill factor bucket, reducing the need for multiple passes to fill the bucket Easy to change bucket and cylinders with trunnion cap pin retention system Boom support and lock for increased safety during maintenance A high power-to-weight ratio complemented by a fully integrated powertrain, automatically matching the gear selection to the load - producing a high tractive effort without wheel spin Stacked V-core radiator and charge air cooler: easy to replace damaged tubes and to clean

General
Great serviceability with centralized service points Long-life tapered roller bearing centre hinge Anti skid material at service access points Maximum operating ambient temperature 52C (125F) Central manual lubrication Hydraulic hoses, electric cables and hot surfaces are well protected

Operators compartment
Ergonomically and spacious designed compartment for maximum safety and minimal operator fatigue with: Maximized legroom with the Atlas Copco Footbox Comfortable operators seat providing improved ergonomic positioning, body orientation and generous shoulder and hip room

Power frame
Atlas Copco unique powertrain including an upbox, and a combined transmission and converter allowing space for the Footbox plus a low and short powerframe Electronic transmission and engine control systems for smooth and precise shifting

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Specifications
Scooptram ST1030LP Capacities, SAE regulations Tramming capacity Breakout force, hydraulic Breakout force Motion times Boom: Raising Lowering Bucket: Dumping Rolling back Engine Cummins Diesel Engine Power Rating at 2,000 rpm Maximum torque at 1,400 rpm MSHA Part 7 ventilation Vent Rate Particulate index Transmission and converter Funk Upbox Superior Axles Dana Degree of oscillation Differentials: Front Rear Brakes Service/Parking/Emergency Electrical system System Voltage Alternator, high output 10 000 kg 15 200 kg 13 900 kg

Standard Equipment
Brakes Fully enclosed, force cooled, spring applied hydraulic released multiple wet discs at each wheel end Electrical system Hydraulic warning system....tank & transmission level, tank temperatur Tyres Tubeless, smooth, extra deep tread design for underground mine service Wheel rim guards Hydraulic system Heavy duty gear type pumps Pressure side filter for the pilot circuit Manual hydraulic tank fill pump Bucket float control Operators compartment Canopy ISO ROPS/FOPS approved Side seated operator for bi-directional operation Two pilot operated joysticks for steering and dump/hoist control Grammer seat with retractable seat belts Open door retainer Door Interlock with steering and dump/hoist circuits Fuel Anti-siphon fuel supply System Ansul dual bottle fire suppression system with engine kill Fire extinguisher, 6 kg Central manual lubrication Video system with 2 monitors and three cameras; linked to transmission

8.0 seconds 6.0 seconds 2.1 seconds 3.2 seconds QSL9 C250 186 kW/250 hp 1085 Nm 354 m3/min (estimate) 127 m3/min (estimate) DF250 AC826V 19D +/-10 Standard No Spin SAHR 24 Volt starting 24 Volt accessories 140 A

Optional Equipment
Main Frame Optional bucket sizes EOD buckets High wear resistant bucket packages Shipping covers Ergonomics Enclosed cab System options Ansul checkfire, autofire suppression Electric fill pump for hydraulic oil Fire extinguisher - 6 kg (extra) Heater Air conditioner Lincoln auto lube with timer Wiggins fast fuel fill Wiggins fast hydraulic tank fill Loadrite weighing system RRC (Radio Remote Control) Electrical system Amber strobe light - power on Audio-visual reverse alarm Controls and instruments Blockout 3rd and/or 4th gears Brake release retriever tow hook Ride control Power unit Cold weather packages, 120v or 240v: Block heater, engine oil pan heater, battery warmer, fuel heater and arctic oil Fire resistant fluids Documentation LinkOne parts book, CD LinkOne viewer Parts kit - 1 000 hour consumables Other Face mechanics tool set Shop mechanics tools set Special tools set EC specification

Tyres Tire size 20.5 R 25 L5 * As applications and conditions vary, Atlas Copco recommends that the user consults with tire suppliers to obtain the optimum tire selection. Hydraulic system Filtration, return line 12 micron System pressure 21.4 MPa Hydraulic tank capacity 189 litres Cylinders diameter: Steer cylinders (2), diameter 90 mm Hoist cylinders (2), diameter 160 mm Stabilizer cylinder (1), diameter 200 mm Fuel Fuel tank capacity Fuel consumption, full load Fuel filtration 284 litres 50 liters/hour 8.0 m

Standard Equipment
Engine Rock Tough exhaust purifier and silencer Dry type air cleaner Exhaust heat protection Remote engine oil drain Cooling package with V-core radiator Upbox Power transmitted through a 1:1 gear ratio box Transmission and converter Automatic power shift with integral converter, fully modulated 4 speed shifting, forward/reverse LinkOne viewer Axles Spiral bevel differential, full floating, planetary wheel end drive

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Grade performance
Percent grade Ratio 1st gear (km/h) 2nd gear (km/h) 3rd gear (km/h) 4th gear (km/h) 4.4 8.0 14.1 24.3 4.3 6.9 13.4 21.1 4.3 7 .6 12.7 17 .9 4.2 7 .4 11.7 11.3 0.0 2.0 4.0 6.0 8.0 1:12 4.1 7 .1 11.1 7 .0 10.0 1:10 4.1 6.9 10.1 2.6 12.5 1:8 4.0 6.6 8.3 14.3 1:7 4.0 6.4 6.7 4.0 6.3 6.4 3.9 6.0 4.3 16.0 18.0 20.0 1:5 3.8 5.7 2.2 25.0 1:4 3.6 4.6 3.4 3.5 30.0

ST1030LP standard configuration, bucket empty. Percent grade Ratio 1st gear (km/h) 2nd gear (km/h) 3rd gear (km/h) 4th gear (km/h) 4.4 7 .9 13.7 22.9 4.3 7 .3 12.7 17 .0 4.3 7 .3 11.7 11.2 4.1 6.9 9.3 3.0 0.0 2.0 4.0 6.0 8.0 1:12 4.9 6.6 7 .9 10.0 1:10 4.0 6.3 6.3 12.5 1:8 3.9 6.0 3.5 14.3 1:7 3.8 5.5 3.7 5.3 3.6 4.5 16.0 18.0 20.0 1:5 3.5 3.7 25.0 1:4 3.3 2.1 2.9 30.0

ST1030LP standard configuration, bucket loaded.

Buckets
Bucket data
Material density (t/m )
3

STD
1.6
6.3 W T1 T2 L1 H1 H2 2 760 3 490 1 800 2 060 5 190 1 690

1.8
5.6 2 490 3 490 1 800 2 060 5 190 1 690

2.0
5.0 2 490 3 370 1 700 1 920 5 060 1 690

2.2
4.5 2 490 3 270 1 650 1 810 4 980 1 790

2.4
4.2 2 490 3 206 1 630 1 750 4 980 1 850

2.6
3.8 2 490 3 210 1 550 1 750 4 960 1 850

2.8
3.6 2 340 3 130 1 550 1 660 4 960 1 920

3.0
3.3 2 340 3 130 1 550 1 660 4 960 1 920

3.2
3.1 2 340 3 080 1 550 1 610 4 970 1 970

Volume, nominal heaped (m3) Width, bucket (mm) Tramming position: Axle centerline to bucket lip (mm) Tramming position: Ground to bucket tip (mm) Truck loading: Reach (mm) Raised position: Back height, max. (mm) Raised position: Bucket tip, height (mm)

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Dimensions and weights


Approximate weight ST1030LP..................... 26 300 kg Standard equipped vehicle with empty bucket

40 3317 1840 1769 1665 1853 2884 3606 9890 328 1753 1530 3400
2490 (W)

364

Left turning radius


4709 4184

1760

Recommended drift size

74 4

2260

1687

1796

4750
R3013

R6

2500
2000 X 45 CHAMBER

2328 2920

3900
4523 4056

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Turning angle 42.5

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Scooptram ST14

The 14 tonne capacity underground loader Scooptram ST14 features state of the art levels of safety, serviceability and operator comfort, providing unmatched performance in any underground mining operation.

Features
Safe working environment
Excellent visibility with low rear hood height and larger window area Door interlock (applies brakes, blocks steering and hydraulics when door opens) Automatic brake-test logging SAHR braking system Oil-free operators compartment

Peak performance
When compared to a standard gear pump hydraulic system, the more efficient variable displacement piston pump hydraulic system increases tractive effort up to 44% when digging and increases unit tramming speed on grade by up to 14%. Overall unit efficiencies are improved An enhanced boom and bogie geometry optimizes digging performance Cab in line with the tyres for improved maneuvrability and same turning radius in both directions Integrated declutch function for faster truck loading

Superior operators comfort


Spacious Atlas Copco footbox Sound level in optional cab, below 80 dB(A) Low vibration level in cab A durable, air suspended seat Dump & hoist and steering controls located in the armrests Simple, clear and multi-functional display in cab Extended wheel base for a steady ride during tramming

Serviceability
Easy access to service points, filters and valve blocks The well-proven Atlas Copco Rig Control System (RCS) contributes with service information and diagnostics logged and displayed in clear text on screen

Reliability for enhanced productivity


Proven powertrain components Maximum operating ambient temperature 52C (125F)

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Specifications
Scooptram ST14 Capacities, SAE regulations Tramming capacity Breakout force, hydraulic Breakout force Standard bucket volume (nominal heaped) Motion times Boom: Raising Lowering Bucket: Dumping Engine Cummins Diesel Engine Power Rating at 2,100 rpm Maximum torque at 1,350 rpm MSHA Part 7 ventilation Vent Rate Particulate index Upbox Superior Transmission and converter Dana Axles Dana Degree of oscillation Differentials: Front Rear Brakes Service/Parking/Emergency Electrical system System Voltage Alternator Control System 14 000 kg 22 300 kg 18 240 kg 6.4 m3

Standard Equipment
Brakes Fully enclosed, force cooled, spring applied hydraulic released multiple wet discs at each wheel end Tyres Tubeless, smooth, extra deep tread design for underground mine service Operators compartment Canopy ISO ROPS/FOPS and is approved at 60 KJ Side seated operator for bi-directional operation Air suspended Grammer seat with retractable seat belts Two electronic operated joysticks for steering, dump & hoist control in armrests Interactive display module Load sensing hydraulic system Heavy-duty piston Rexroth A10VO pump system Control System Logging of production data; load per bucket, number of buckets, accumulated load Logging for maintenance planning; engine, transmission, brake and hydraulic system data Trouble shooting tool, for engine, transmission, hydraulics and the RCS System.

7.6 seconds 3.0 seconds 1.8 seconds QSM11, Tier/Stage 2 250 kW/335 hp 1674 Nm TBA TBA T825 Series T40000 53R 16 (8 on each side) Standard No Spin SAHR 24 Volt starting 140 A Atlas Copco RCS

Optional Equipment
Main Frame Optional bucket sizes EOD buckets High wear resistant bucket package Shipping covers Wheel chocks and brackets Knockdown construction Ergonomics Enclosed cab Heater (cab/cabin) Air conditioner (cabin only) CD player (cabin only) System options Ansul checkfire, autofire suppression Lincoln auto lube with timer Wiggins fast fuel fill Wiggins fast hydraulic, engine, and radiator fill Scooptram RRC line of sight radio remote control Finnkat exhaust cleaning system Brake release retriever tow hook Ride control Electrical system Machine status indicator lights Xenon cab lights Controls and instruments Blockout 3rd and/or 4th gears Load weighing system Power unit Cold weather package 120V or 240V: Block heater, battery warmer, fuel heater, oil pan heater and arctic oil Parts kit 1 000 hour consumables Documentation LinkOne parts catalogue, CD LinkOne Reader Operator and maintenance manual - plasticized Other Face mechanics tool set Shop mechanics tools set Special tools set Service tool box for RCS

Tyres Tire size, front and rear 26.5x25, 32 Ply, L5S, * As applications and conditions vary, Atlas Copco recommends that the user consults with tire suppliers to obtain the optimum tire selection. Hydraulic system Filtration, return line System pressure Hydraulic tank capacity Cylinders diameter: Steer cylinders (2), diameter Hoist cylinders (2), diameter Stabilizer cylinder, diameter Fuel Fuel tank capacity 12 micron 27.6 MPa 218 litres 105 mm 200 mm 230 mm 390 litres

Standard Equipment
Engine Rock Tough catalytic purifier and silencer Dry type air cleaner Exhaust heat protection Remote engine oil drain Upbox Power transmitted through a 1:1 gear ratio box Transmission Automatic power shift with integrated converter, fully modulated 4 speed shifting, forward/reverse Axles Spiral bevel differential, full floating, planetary wheel end drive

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Grade performance
Percent grade Ratio 1st gear (kph) 2nd gear (kph) 3rd gear (kph) 4th gear (kph) 5.2 10.0 17 .1 28.5 5.0 9.8 16.3 25.4 5.0 9.5 15.6 19.5 4.9 9.3 14.3 13.9 0.0 2.0 4.0 6.0 8.3 1:12 4.8 9.0 12.1 8.6 10.0 1:10 4.8 8.8 10.4 1.9 12.5 1:8 4.7 8.2 8.2 14.3 1:7 4.6 7 .7 6.8 4.6 7 .2 5.5 4.5 6.5 3.8 16.0 18.0 20.0
1:5 4.5 5.9 0.6

25.0
1:4 4.3 4.4

30.0
4.0 3.2

ST14 standard configuration, bucket empty. Percent grade Ratio 1st gear (kph) 2nd gear (kph) 3rd gear (kph) 4th gear (kph) 4.9 9.5 16.1 26.3 4.8 9.2 15.2 20.0 4.7 8.9 13.7 12.9 4.6 8.6 11.3 6.7 0.0 2.0 4.0 6.0 8.3 1:12 4.6 8.1 8.4 10.0 1:10 4.5 7 .5 6.7 12.5 1:8 4.4 6.5 4.2 14.3 1:7 4.3 5.7 1.1 4.3 5.1 4.2 4.4 16.0 18.0 20.0 1:5 4.0 3.8 25.0 1:4 3.5 2.1 3.0 30.0

ST14 standard configuration, bucket loaded.

Buckets
Bucket data
Material density (t/m3) Volume, nominal heaped (m3) Width, bucket (mm) Tramming position: Axle centreline to bucket lip (mm) Tramming position: Ground to bucket tip (mm) Truck loading: Reach (mm) Raised position: Back height, max. (mm) Raised position: Bucket tip, height (mm) BW T1 T2 L1 H1 H2 1.8 7 .8 2 800 3 755 2 170 2 040 5 930 2 190 2.0 7 .0 2 800 3 670 2 050 1 930 5 930 2 285

STD
2.2 6.4 2 800 3 600 1 955 1 840 5 930 2 360 2.4 5.8 2 800 3 550 1 860 1 750 5 930 2 440 2.6 5.4 2 800 3 480 1 785 1 680 5 930 2 500

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Dimensions and weights


Approximate weight ST14............................. 38 000 kg Axle load, front................................................ 19 115 kg Axle load, rear................................................ 18 885 kg
5930

Standard equipped vehicle with empty bucket


5120

13.4

435 1680 3385 2020 3855 10825 1835

L1 1820 T1 3585

2640

Left turning radius


V W1 W2

Recommended drift size

Turning Radius data

BW

2800

T2 1935 H2 2380

2550

1960

3640

4115

H1

A
W1 W2

C
Corner 90

Left and right turn Angle: Max turn V A B C 44 7 105 3 415 6 600

3500

Radius: Bucket mm Inner back tire Rear Drifth: with mm to Corner 45 to Corner 90

Corner 45 Chamfered 2000 mm

W1 3 820 W2 4 455

4500
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Scooptram ST1520

The Scooptram ST1520 is a rugged built 15 tonne capacity underground loader with an ergonomically designed operators compartment for unparalleled productivity in any underground mine.

Features
Load frame
A Z-bar front end for efficient loading and mucking An aggressively designed high shape factor bucket, reducing the need for multiple passes to fill the bucket Easy to change bucket and cylinders with trunnion cap pin retention system Boom support and lock for safe work under boom

Power frame
Atlas Copco unique powertrain including an upbox, a combined transmission and converter allowing space for the footbox plus a low and short back end Electronic transmission and engine control system for smooth and precise shifting A high power-to-weight ratio complemented by a fully integrated powertrain, automatically matching the gear selection to the load, producing a high tractive effort without wheel spin Stacked V-core radiator and charge air cooler: easy to replace damaged tubes and to clean

Operators compartment
Ergonomically designed and spacious compartment for maximum safety and minimal operator fatigue with: maximized leg room provided by the Atlas Copco footbox comfortable operators seat offering improved ergonomic positioning, body orientation and generous shoulder and hip room compliant with sound and vibration regulations to minimize operators fatigue; reduced noise level to 83 dB(A) inside the cab new, wider windows for safety and enhanced operators visibility 3 point access to operators compartment

General
Excellent serviceability with centralized service points Long-life tapered roller bearing centre hinge Anti skid material at service access points Maximum operating ambient temperature 52C (125F) Central manual lubrication Hydraulic hoses, electric cables and hot surfaces are well protected

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Specifications
Scooptram ST1520 Capacities, SAE regulations Tramming capacity Breakout force, hydraulic Breakout force Motion times Boom: Raising Lowering Bucket: Dumping Rolling back Engine Detroit Diesel Engine Power Rating at 2,100 rpm Maximum torque at 1,200 rpm MSHA Part 32 ventilation Vent Rate Particulate index Upbox Superior Transmission Dana Axles Dana Degree of oscillation Differentials: Front Rear Brakes Service/Parking/Emergency Electrical system System Voltage 15 000 kg 25 500 kg 21 700 kg

Standard Equipment
Engine Rock Tough exhaust purifier and silencer Dry type air cleaner Exhaust heat protection Remote engine oil drain Cooling package with V-core radiator Upbox Power transmitted through a 1:1 gear ratio box 7.3 seconds 5.0 seconds 2.3 seconds 3.1 seconds Series 60 DDEC, Tier/Stage 2 298 kW/400 hp 1898 Nm 712 m3/min 213 m3/min T825 Series 40000 53R 16 (8 on each side) Standard No Spin SAHR 24 Volt starting 24 Volt accessories Transmission and converter Automatic power shift with integral converter, fully modulated 4 speed shifting, forward/reverse Axles Spiral bevel differential, full floating, planetary wheel end drive Brakes Fully enclosed, force cooled, spring applied hydraulic released multiple wet discs at each wheel end Tyres Tubeless, smooth, extra deep tread design for underground mine service Operators compartment Canopy ISO ROPS/FOPS approved Side seated operator for bi-directional operation KAB seat with retractable seat belts Open door retainer Two pilot operated joysticks for steering, dump & hoist control

Optional Equipment
Main Frame Optional bucket sizes EOD buckets High wear resistant bucket packages Shipping covers Ergonomics Enclosed cab Wheel control steering System options Ansul checkfire, autofire suppression Electric fill pump for hydraulic oil Fire extinguisher - 6 kg (extra) Heater Air conditioner Lincoln auto lube with timer Wiggins fast fuel fill Wiggins fast hydraulic tank fill Loadrite weighing system RRC (Radio Remote Control) Electrical system Amber strobe light - power on Audio-visual reverse alarm Controls and instruments Blockout 3rd and/or 4th gears Brake release retriever tow hook Ride control Power unit Cold weather packages, 120v or 240v: Block heater, engine oil pan heater, battery warmer, fuel heater, arctic oil Fire resistant fluids Documentation LinkOne parts book, CD LinkOne viewer Parts kit 1 000 hour consumables Other Face mechanics tool set Shop mechanics tools set Special tools set EC specification

Tyres Tire size, front and rear 29,5x25, 24 ply, L -5S* * As applications and conditions vary, Atlas Copco recommends that the user consults with tire suppliers to obtain the optimum tire selection. Hydraulic system Filtration, return line 25 micron System pressure 20.7 MPa Hydraulic tank capacity 221 litres Cylinders diameter: Steer cylinders (2), diameter 125 mm Hoist cylinders (2), diameter 216 mm Stabilizer cylinder (1), diameter 267 mm Fuel Fuel tank capacity Fuel consumption, full load Fuel filtration 530 litres 79 litres/hour 8.0 micron

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Grade performance
Percent grade Ratio 1st gear (kph) 2nd gear (kph) 3rd gear (kph) 4th gear (kph) 6.2 12.1 20.6 33.8 6.1 11.7 19.4 29.2 6.0 11.4 18.2 22.2 5.9 11.0 16.4 14.8 0.0 2.0 4.0 6.0 8.0 1:12 5.8 10.6 14.0 4.6 10.0 1:10 5.7 10.2 11.7 12.5 1:8 5.6 9.5 8.8 14.3 1:7 5.5 8.9 6.7 5.5 8.3 4.4 5.4 7 .4 16.0 18.0 20.0 1:5 5.3 6.6 25.0 1:4 5.0 4.7 4.6 2.7 30.0

ST1520 standard configuration, bucket empty. Percent grade Ratio 1st gear (kph) 2nd gear (kph) 3rd gear (kph) 4th gear (kph) 5.5 10.7 18.1 29.2 5.4 10.3 16.8 23.2 5.3 9.9 15.1 14.8 5.2 9.5 12.9 6.7 0.0 2.0 4.0 6.0 8.0 1:12 5.1 8.9 9.6 10.0 1:10 5.0 8.4 7 .6 12.5 1:8 4.9 7 .5 4.3 14.3 1:7 4.8 6.7 4.7 5.9 4.6 5.0 16.0 18.0 20.0 1:5 4.4 4.3 25.0 1:4 4.0 2.0 3.5 30.0

ST1520 standard configuration, bucket loaded.

Buckets
Bucket data
Material density (t/m )
3

STD
1.7
8.8 W T1 T2 L1 H1 H2 2 920 3 900 2 020 2 250 6 000 2 200

2.0
7 .5 2 920 3 710 1 865 2 070 6 000 2 365

2.3
6.5 2 920 3 565 1 730 1 920 6 000 2 490

2.6
5.8 2 920 3 450 1 635 1 810 6 000 2 585

2.9
5.2 2 920 3 300 1 505 1 660 6 000 2 720

Volume, nominal heaped (m3) Width, bucket (mm) Tramming position: Axle centreline to bucket lip (mm) Tramming position: Ground to bucket tip (mm) Truck loading: Reach (mm) Raised position: Back height, max. (mm) Raised position: Bucket tip, height (mm)

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Dimensions and weights


Approximate weight ST1520......................... 41 300 kg Axle load, front end. ...................................... 19 500 kg Axle load, back end........................................ 21 800 kg Standard equipped vehicle with empty bucket
6000 (H1) 5535 4130 3810 2365 (H2) 1865 (T2) 441 3545 2080 4065 11320 1985 3710 (T1) 3150 2070 (L1)

2650 2035 12.8

2648

2920 (W)

Left turning radius


Turning angle 42.5
R7540 R7115

Recommended drift size

3985 4795

3700

4500
R3885 2000 x 45 Chamfered Corner 3985 4795

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Scooptram ST1520LP

The low profile Scooptram ST1520LP is a rugged built 15 tonne underground loader with an ergonomically designed operators compartment for unparalleled productivity in any underground mine where the back height are as low as 2700 mm.

Features
Load frame
A Z-bar front end for efficient loading and mucking An aggressively designed high shape factor bucket, reducing the need for multiple passes to fill the bucket Easy to change bucket and cylinders with trunnion cap pin retention system Boom support and lock for safe work under boom

Power frame
Atlas Copco unique powertrain including an upbox, a combined transmission and converter allowing space for the footbox plus a low and short rear end Electronic transmission and engine control system for smooth and precise shifting A high power to weight ratio complemented by a fully integrated powertrain, automatically matching the gear selection to the load - producing a high tractive effort without wheel spin Stacked V-core radiator and charge air cooler: easy to replace damaged tubes and to clean

Operators compartment
Ergonomically designed and spacious compartment for maximum safety and minimal operator fatigue with: maximized leg room provided by the Atlas Copco footbox comfortable operators seat offering improved ergonomic positioning, body orientation and generous shoulder and hip room compliant with sound and vibration regulations to minimize operators fatigue; reduced noise level to 83 dB(A) inside the cab new, wider windows for safety

General
Excellent serviceability with centralized service points Long life tapered roller bearing centre hinge Anti skid material at service access points Maximum operating ambient temperature 52C (125F) Central manual lubrication Hydraulic hoses, electric cables and hot surfaces are well protected

Operators visibility
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Specifications
Scooptram ST1520LP Capacities, SAE regulations Tramming capacity Breakout force, hydraulic Breakout force Motion times Boom: Raising Lowering Bucket: Dumping Rolling back Engine Detroit Diesel Engine Power Rating at 2,100 rpm Maximum torque at 1,200 rpm MSHA Part 7 ventilation Vent Rate Particulate index Upbox Superior Transmission and converter Dana Axles Dana Degree of oscillation Differentials: Front Rear Brakes Service/Parking/Emergency Electrical system System Voltage 15 000 kg 25 500 kg 21 700 kg

Standard Equipment
Engine Rock Tough exhaust purifier and silencer Dry type air cleaner Exhaust heat protection Remote engine oil drain Cooling package with V-core radiator Upbox Power transmitted through a 1:1 gear ratio box 7.3 seconds 5.0 seconds 2.3 seconds 3.1 seconds Series 60 DDEC, Tier/Stage 2 298 kW/400 hp 1898 Nm 712 m3/min 213 m3/min T825 Series 40000 53R 16 (8 on each side) Standard No Spin SAHR 24 Volt starting 24 Volt accessories Transmission and converter Automatic power shift with integral converter, fully modulated 4 speed shifting, forward/reverse Axles Spiral bevel differential, full floating, planetary wheel end drive Brakes Fully enclosed, force cooled, multiple wet discs at each wheel end Tyres Fully enclosed, force cooled, spring applied hydraulic released multiple wet discs at each wheel end Operators compartment Canopy ISO ROPS/FOPS approved Side seated operator for bi-directional operation KAB seat with retractable seat belts Open door retainer Two pilot operated joysticks for steering, dump & hoist control Forward, reverse and side viewing cameras, with two cabin monitors

Optional Equipment
Main Frame Optional bucket sizes EOD buckets High wear resistant bucket packages Shipping covers Knockdown - specify weight and dimension limitations Ergonomics Enclosed cab Wheel control steering System options Ansul checkfire, autofire suppression Ansul dual bottle fire suppression with engine kill Electric fill pump for hydraulic oil Fire extinguisher - 4.5 kg Heater Air conditioner Lincoln auto lube with timer Wiggins fast fuel fill Scooptram RRC Electrical system Amber strobe light - power on Audio-visual reverse alarm Controls and instruments Blockout 3rd and 4th gears Blockout 3rd gear DDEC - diagnostic data reader Brake release retriever tow hook Ride control Power unit Epoxy coated radiator Cold weather packages for 120V or 240V, may include: Block heater, ether start, battery warmer, fuel heater and arctic oil Documentation LinkOne parts catalogue, CD Operators and maintenance manual - plasticized Other Parts kit - 1 000 hour consumables Face mechanics tool set Shop mechanics tools set Special tools set

Tyres Tire size, front and rear 29,5x25, 24 ply, STMS, L -5S* * As applications and conditions vary, Atlas Copco recommends that the user consults with tire suppliers to obtain the optimum tire selection. Hydraulic system Filtration, return line 4 micron System pressure 20.7 MPa Hydraulic tank capacity 221 litres Cylinders diameter: Steer cylinders (2), diameter 125 mm Hoist cylinders (2), diameter 216 mm Stabilizer cylinder (1), diameter 267 mm Fuel Fuel tank capacity Fuel consumption, full load Fuel filtration 410 litres 79 litres/hour 8.0 micron

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Grade performance
Percent grade Ratio 1st gear (kph) 2nd gear (kph) 3rd gear (kph) 4th gear (kph) 6.2 12.1 20.6 33.8 6.1 11.7 19.4 29.2 6.0 11.4 18.2 22.2 5.9 11.0 16.4 14.8 0.0 2.0 4.0 6.0 8.0 1:12 5.8 10.6 14.0 4.6 10.0 1:10 5.7 10.2 11.7 12.5 1:8 5.6 9.5 8.8 14.3 1:7 5.5 8.9 6.7 5.5 8.3 4.4 5.4 7 .4 16.0 18.0 20.0 1:5 5.3 6.6 25.0 1:4 5.0 4.7 4.6 2.7 30.0

ST1520LP standard configuration, bucket empty. Percent grade Ratio 1st gear (kph) 2nd gear (kph) 3rd gear (kph) 4th gear (kph) 5.5 10.7 18.1 29.2 5.4 10.3 16.8 23.2 5.3 9.9 15.1 14.8 5.2 9.5 12.9 6.7 0.0 2.0 4.0 6.0 8.0 1:12 5.1 8.9 9.6 10.0 1:10 5.0 8.4 7 .6 12.5 1:8 4.9 7 .5 4.3 14.3 1:7 4.8 6.7 4.7 5.9 4.6 5.0 16.0 18.0 20.0 1:5 4.4 4.3 25.0 1:4 4.0 2.0 3.5 30.0

ST1520LP standard configuration, bucket loaded

Buckets
Bucket data
Material density (t/m )
3

STD
1.7
8.8 W T1 T2 L1 H1 H2 2 920 3 900 2 020 2 250 6 000 2 200

2.0
7 .5 2 920 3 710 1 865 2 070 6 000 2 365

2.3
6.5 2 920 3 565 1 730 1 920 6 000 2 490

2.6
5.8 2 920 3 450 1 635 1 810 6 000 2 585

2.9
5.2 2 920 3 300 1 505 1 660 6 000 2 720

Volume, nominal heaped (m3) Width, bucket (mm) Tramming position: Axle centreline to bucket lip (mm) Tramming position: Ground to bucket tip (mm) Truck loading: Reach (mm) Raised position: Back height, max. (mm) Raised position: Bucket tip, height (mm)

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Dimensions and weights


Approximate gross weight ST1520LP.......... 41 300 kg Axle load, front end. ...................................... 19 500 kg Axle load, back end........................................ 21 800 kg Standard equipped vehicle with empty bucket
6000 (H1) 5883 5535 4130 3810 2365 (H2) 1865 (T2) 441 3545 2080 4065 11320 1985 3710 (T1) 3150 2070 (L1)

2301 2035 12.8

2920

2648 1800

Left turning radius


Turning angle 42.5
42,5

Recommended drift size

2700
5006

4420
R7116 R7541 R3586

Rear view

4101

2000X 45 CHAMFER

5006

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Electric Scooptram EST2D

The Electric Scooptram EST2D is a reliable electric 3 600 kg tramming capacity underground loader that has been proven in mines around the world where local conditions such as reduced mine ventilation or high ambient temperatures make the use of diesel powered units impractical.

Features
Load frame
A parallel boom design matched to an aggressive bucket configuration provide for efficient mucking operations Random wrap cable reel with automatic tensioning offered for different cables specifications matched to the mine electrical system High ground clearance protects the machine from damage Three point mounting and anti-skip protection provides safe access to operators and service staff. Ergonomic operator seat with seat belt for comfort during a full operating shift

Operators compartment
Side seated operator position for efficient bi-directional operation with maximum visibility Ergonomic operator seat with seat belt for comfort during a full operating shift

Power frame
Conventional and proven components are well protected within the frame ABB electric motor with overload protection and onboard start is offered with various voltages and electrical frequencies Ground fault/ground check systems protect mine personnel

General
Long life roller bearing centre articulation joint Central manual lubrication

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Specifications
Electric Scooptram EST2D Capacities, SAE regulations Tramming capacity Breakout force, hydraulic Breakout force Motion times Boom: Raising Lowering Bucket: Dumping Motor ABB Electric Motor Power rating Transmission and converter Dana Axles Dana Degree of oscillation Differentials: Front Rear Brakes Service Electrical system System Voltage 3 629 kg 9 316 kg 6 000 kg

Standard Equipment
Motor On board system Ground fault system Transmission and converter Full power shift, 3 speeds forward/reverse, integral torque converter, single stage Axles Spiral bevel differentials, full floating, planetary wheel end drive. Brakes 4 - wheel end, fully enclosed, hydraulically applied, wet discs Parking and emergency: Spring applied, hydraulically released, multiple wet discs, built into transmission Tyres Nylon, smooth tread design for underground mine service, on demountable rims Operators compartment Side seated for bi-directional operation and maximum visibility Monostick control steering Dual lever dump and hoist controls

3.7 seconds 2.4 seconds 4.0 seconds 3phase 50 and 60 Hz 56 Kw/75 hp Series 32000 Series 14D 16 (8 on each side) No spin Standard

Optional Equipment
LCB 24 Volt accessories Main Frame Various bucket sizes Boom up lock device Knockdown - specify weight and dimension limitations Eod bucket Ergonomics Wheel steering control System options Single bottle fire suppression w/engine kill Lincoln auto lube w/timer Manual hydraulic tank fill pump Electrical system Ground fault box not included Shielded trailing cable Zig zag transformer Audio-visual reverse alarm Controls and instruments Block out 3rd gear Single lever dump and hoist control Power unit Various voltage and frequency electrical motors. Hydraulic system EOD hydraulics & controls only Drive train Posi-Stop brakes Documentation LinkOne parts book CD LinkOne viewer Parts manual - plasticised Service manual - plasticised Other Tool box

Tyres Tire size, front and rear 12.00x24, 16 ply, STMS, L-5S* * As applications and conditions vary, Atlas Copco recommends that the user consults with tire suppliers to obtain the optimum tire selection. Hydraulic system Filtration, suction line System pressure Steering pressure Cylinders diameter: Steer cylinder (1) Hoist cylinder (1) Dump cylinder (1) Pumps: Dump/hoist Steering Tank capacity Hydraulic 25 micron 11.4 MPa 13.1 MPa 127 mm 178 mm 178 mm 163 lpm at 1,800 rpm 68 lpm at 1.800 rpm 144 litres

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Grade performance
Percent grade Ratio 1st gear (km/h) 2nd gear (km/h) 3rd gear (km/h)
2.46 4.95 8.23 2.41 4.77 7 .72 2.36 4.59 7 .09 2.32 4.43 6.03

0.0

2.0

4.0

6.0

8.3
1:12 2,27 4.23 4.71

10.0
1:10 2.24 3.94 3.80

12.5
1:8 2.19 3.50 2.42

14.3
1:7 2.15 3.16 0.90

16.0
2.12 2.83 0.0

18.0
2.09 2.46 0.0

20.0
1:5 2.05 2.11 0.0

25.0
1.86 1.16 0.0

30.0
1.65 0.0 0.0

EST2D standard configuration, bucket empty Percent grade Ratio 1st gear (km/h) 2nd gear (km/h) 3rd gear (km/h)
2.44 4.87 8.00 2.37 4.64 7 .35 2.32 4.42 5.99 2.26 4.17 4.51

0.0

2.0

4.0

6.0

8.3
1:12 2.20 3.66 2.93

10.0
1:10 2.16 3.24 1.37

12.5
1:8 2.10 2.62 0.0

14.3
1:7 2.06 2.21 0.0

16.0
1.99 1.83 0.0

18.0
1.89 1.32 0.0

20.0
1:5 1.79 0.59 0.0

25.0
1.50 0.0 0.0

30.0
1.22 0.0 0.0

EST2D standard configuration, bucket loaded

Cable specification
Cable and reel
Cable Type/ Dia. mm
#2/34.04 Reel Dia.(mm)/ max Cap 1 219/131 1 371/174 #1/38.35 1 219/101 1 371/137 #2/0 44.45 1 219/76 1 371/107 maximum cable length (m ) based on voltage 380V, 50HZ 79 79 97 97 76 107 460V, 60HZ 128 128 101 137 76 107 550V, 50HZ 131 154 101 137 76 107 575V, 60HZ 131 174 101 137 76 107

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Dimensions and weights


Approximate weight EST2D.......................... 13 000 kg Axle load, front end. ........................................ 5 960 kg Axle load, back end.......................................... 7 040 kg Standard equipped vehicle with empty bucket

3732

40
2544 2052 1443 1467 610 1688 2086*

20

267
* MSHA adjustable canopy W/Rib roll at lowest position. Canopy is adjustable for 51mm and 102mm increase in height

890

1270

1270

2134

6880

Left turning radius


Turning angle +/-40.5

Recommended drift size


1515 883

2934

2800

R2635

2400
Rear view

R4797

1651

2934

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Electric Scooptram EST3.5

The Electric Scooptram EST3.5 is a reliable electric 6 000 kg capacity underground loader that has been proven in mines around the world where local conditions such as reduced mine ventilation or high ambient temperatures make the use of diesel powered units impractical.

Features
Load frame
A parallel boom design matched to an aggressive bucket configuration provide for efficient mucking operations Random wrap cable reel with automatic tensioning offered for different cables specifications matched to the mine electrical system High ground clearance protects the machine from damage Three point mounting and anti-skip protection provides safe access to operators and service staff

Operators compartment
Side seated operator position for efficient bi-directional operation with maximum visibility Ergonomic operator seat with seat belt for comfort during a full operating shift

General
Long life roller bearing centre articulation joint Central manual lubrication

Power frame
Conventional and proven components are well protected within the frame ABB electric motor with overload protection and onboard start is offered with various voltages and electrical frequencies Ground fault/ground check systems protect mine personnel

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Specifications
Electric Scooptram EST3.5 Capacities, SAE regulations Tramming capacity Breakout force, hydraulic Breakout force Motion times Boom: Raising Lowering Bucket: Dumping Motor ABB Electric motor: Power rating Transmission and converter Dana Axles Rock Tough Degree of oscillation Differentials: Front Rear Brakes Service/Parking/Emergency Electrical system System Voltage 6 000 kg 9 960 kg 8 180 kg

Standard Equipment
Motor On board start system Ground fault system Transmission and converter Full power shift, 3 speeds forward/reverse, integral torque converter, single stage Axles Spiral bevel differential, full floating, planetary wheel end drive Brakes Fully enclosed, force cooled, spring applied hydraulic released multiple wet discs at each wheel end Tyres Tubeless, Nylon, smooth tread design for underground mine service, on demountable rims Operators compartment Side entry and side seated for bi-directional operation and maximum visibility

6.0 seconds 4.0 seconds 4.0 seconds 3phase, 50 and 60 Hz, 1000V 74.6 kw/100 hp Series 32000 406 14 (7 on each side) No spin Standard

Optional Equipment
SAHR 24 Volt accessories Main Frame Various bucket sizes Boom Up Lock Device Knockdown - Specify weight and dimension limitations EOD bucket Ergonomics Wheel Steering Control System options Single bottle fire suppression Lincoln auto lube w/Timer Manual hydraulic tank fill pump Electrical system Ground fault box not included Shielded trailing cable Zig zag transformer Audio-visual reverse alarm Controls and instruments Block out 3rd gear Single lever dump and hoist control Power unit Various voltage and frequency electrical motors Hydraulic system EOD hydraulics & controls only Documentation LinkOne parts book CD LinkOne viewer Parts manual - plasticised Service manual - plasticised Other Tool box

Tyres Tire size, front and rear 17.50x25, 20 ply, L-5S* * As applications and conditions vary, Atlas Copco recommends that the user consults with tire suppliers to obtain the optimum tire selection. Hydraulic system Filtration, suction line System pressure Steering pressure Cylinders diameter: Steer cylinders (2), diameter Hoist cylinders (2), diameter Dump cylinder (1), diameter Pumps: Dump/hoist Steering Tank capacity Hydraulic 25 micron 13.8 MPa 15.9 MPa 89 mm 152 mm 152 mm 92+92 lpm at 2,100 rpm 61 lpm at 2,100 rpm 273 litres

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Grade performance
Percent grade Ratio 1st gear (km/h) 2nd gear (km/h) 3rd gear (km/h)
2.82 5.57 9.14 2.72 5.30 8.41 2.65 5.09 6.96 2.59 4.79 5.24

0.0

2.0

4.0

6.0

8.3
1:12 2.52 4.25 3.50

10.0
1:10 2.48 3.76 1.87

12.5
1:8 2.42 3.05 0.00

14.3
1:7 2.36 2.58 0.00

16.0
2.29 2.16 0.00

18.0
2.19 1.61 0.00

20.0
1:5 2.07 0.88 0.00

25.0
1.75 0.00 0.00

30.0
1.42 0.00 0.00

EST3.5 standard configuration, bucket empty

Percent grade Ratio 1st gear (km/h) 2nd gear (km/h) 3rd gear (km/h)

0.0
2.76 5.42 8.82

2.0
2.66 5.11 7 .16

4.0
2.57 4.71 4.88

6.0
2.49 4.00 2.74

8.3
1:12 2.43 3.11 0.00

10.0
1:10 2.35 2.51 0.00

12.5
1:8 2.19 1.62 0.00

14.3
1:7 2.05 0.71 0.00

16.0
1.90 0.00 0.00

18.0
1.72 0.00 0.00

20.0
1:5 1.54 0.00 0.00

25.0
1.14 0.00 0.00

30.0
0.71 0.00 0.00

EST3.5 standard configuration, bucket loaded

Cable specification
Cable and reel
Cable Type/ Dia. mm
#2/34.04 Reel Dia.(mm)/ max Cap 1 219/131 1 371/174 1 524/244 #1/38.35 1 219/101 1 371/137 1 524/180 #2/0 44.45 1 219/76 1 371/107 1 524/122 maximum cable length (m ) based on voltage 380V, 50HZ 90 90 90 101 111 111 76 107 122 415V, 50HZ 104 104 104 101 127 127 76 107 122 440V, 50HZ 118 118 118 101 137 143 76 107 122 460V, 60HZ 131 134 134 101 137 164 76 107 122 550V, 50HZ 131 174 184 101 137 180 76 107 122 575V, 60HZ 131 174 244 101 137 180 76 107 122 660V, 50HZ 131 174 244 101 137 180 76 107 122 1000V, 50HZ 131 174 244 101 137 180 76 107 122

Buckets
Bucket data
Material density (t/m )
3

STD
1.8
3

2.0 3.1/*3.0 1 956/*2 159 2 916/*2 833 812/ *2 548 3 984/*3 972 1 313/*2 548

2.2 2.7/ 2.8 1 956/*1 969 2 916/*2 893 711/ *2 548 3 835/*4 035 1 397/*2 548

2.6 2.3 1 956 2 678 579 3 660 1 546

2.8 2.1 1 956 2 798 689 3 770 1 428

3.0 1.9/* 1.8 1 956/*1 969 2 697/*2 837 597/*2 562 3 678/*3 942 1 528/*2 562

Volume, nominal heaped (m ) W Tramming position: Axle centreline to bucket lip (mm) Truck loading: Reach (mm) Raised position: Back height, max. (mm) Raised position: Bucket tip, height (mm) T1 L1 H1 H2

3.4 2 121 2 888 813 3 937 1 321

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Approximate weight EST3.5.......................... 17 900 kg Axle load, front end. ........................................ 7 400 kg Axle load, back end........................................ 10 500 kg Standard equipped vehicle with empty bucket

40 2421 2118 2042 1845 1729 10,6 3039 1483

3936

2702

1501

348 876

2896 8849

1178

1905

1956

Left turning radius


3627 2920

Recommended drift size

2000x45 CHAMFER R2620 R5480

3000

3627 2920

3500
Rear view Turning angle +/-42.5

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MinetruckMT2010

The Minetruck MT2010 is a 20 metric tonne underground truck developed for small to medium-scale underground operations and high speed development.

Features
Dump box
Optimum box profile for clean and fast dumping Box support and lock for safe work under box

Power frame
A high power-to-weight ratio Oversized power train components for long life and low costs

Operators compartment
MSHA canopy with back protection 3 point mounting access for entry and exit from operators compartment Optional back up camera and monitor for operator assistance Optional spacious and ergonomically designed compartment for maximum safety and minimal operator fatigue with: - forward seating enclosed cabin - ROPS and FOPS certified for maximum safety - air conditioning for convenient working conditions - windows for safety and enhanced operators visibility

General
Great serviceability with centralized service points Long-life roller bearing centre hinge Anti skid material at service access points Maximum operating ambient temperature 52C (125F) Central manual lubrication Hydraulic hoses, electric cables and hot surfaces are well routed and protected Highest ramp haulage performance SAHR brake system CE certified

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Specifications
Minetruck MT2010 Capacities, SAE regulations Tramming capacity Motion Times Dump Box: Dumping Engine Cummins Diesel Engine Power rating at 2 100 rpm Maximum torque at 1 350 rpm MSHA Part 32 ventilation rate MSHA Part 32 particulate index Transmission Dana Converter Clark Axles Rock Tough Degree of oscillation Brakes Service/Parking/Emergency 20 000 kg

Standard Equipment
Engine Rock Tough exhaust purifier and silencer Dry type air cleaner Exhaust heat protection Cooling package with tube type radiator Transmission Full power shift, 4 speed forward/reverse Converter Single stage with automatic lock up Axles Spiral bevel differential, full floating, planetary wheel end drive Conventional front differential Brakes Fully enclosed, force cooled, spring applied hydraulic released multiple wet discs at each wheel end Tyres Tubeless, steel radial, lug tread design for underground mine service Operators compartment Side seated operator for bi-directional operation Canopy MSHA approved with integrated rib roll protection Grammer seat with retractable seat belt Two pilot operated levers for steering and gear shifting Electrical system Hella projection lights 4 x x70W Isolation switch lockout

15 seconds QSL9C300, Tier/Stage 3 224 kW/300 hp 1 369 Nm 368 m3/min 396 m3/min Series 5000 CL8000 series 457 Series 20 (10 on each side) SAHR

Tyres Dimension 16.00R25* * As applications and conditions vary, Atlas Copco recommends that the user consults with tire suppliers to obtain the optimum tire selection. Hydraulic system System pressure Hydraulic tank capacity Cylinders diameter: Two steer cylinders Two dump cylinders Electrical system Voltage, system start & accessories Alternator, high output Hydraulic warning system Fuel Fuel tank capacity Fuel consumption, full load 15.5 Mpa 223 liters 115 mm 140 mm

Optional Equipment
Main Frame Optional box sizes Shipping covers Ergonomics Forward facing enclosed cab with wheel control steering Low built canopy Heater (not for low built) Air conditioner, cabin Tyres 18.00R25 System options Ansul checkfire, autofire suppression Ansul single bottle fire suppression with engine kill Lincoln auto lube with timer Wiggins fast fuel fill Back up camera and monitor Manual hydraulic tank fill pump Electrical system Tail and brake lights Block heater (120V or 240V) Drive train Neutral brake apply Controls and instruments Blockout 3rd and/or 4th gears Speedometer Power unit Epoxy coated radiator Parts kit 1 000 hour consumables Documentation LinkOne parts book, CD Operators and maintenance manual - plasticized Other Tool box

24 V 140 A Level, hyd. temp. 379 litres 29.4 litres/hour

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Grade performance
Percent grade Ratio 1st gear (km/h) 2nd gear (km/h) 3rd gear (km/h) 4th gear (km/h) 4.5 8.0 14.1 25.1 4.5 8.0 14.1 24.9 4.5 8.0 14.0 24.7 4.5 8.0 13.9 24.4 0.0 2.0 4.0 6.0 8.3 1:12 4.5 8.0 13.8 24.2 10.0 1:10 4.4 7 .9 13.8 23.4 12.5 1:8 4.4 7 .9 13.7 21.9 14.3 1:7 4.4 7 .9 13.6 19.6 4.4 7 .9 13.5 4.4 7 .8 13.5 16.0 18.0 20.0 1:5 4.4 7 .8 13.1

MT2010 standard configuration, empty box. NB. 3% rolling resistance assumed. Actual performance may vary depending on the application. Percent grade Ratio 1st gear (km/h) 2nd gear (km/h) 3rd gear (km/h) 4th gear (km/h) 4.5 8.0 14.0 24.7 4.5 7 .9 13.8 24.2 4.4 7 .9 13.7 22.4 4.4 7 .8 13.5 17 .6 0.0 2.0 4.0 6.0 8.3 1:12 4.4 7 .8 13.2 10.0 1:10 4.4 7 .8 12.3 12.5 1:8 4.4 7 .7 10.9 14.3 1:7 4.4 7 .7 4.3 7 .6 4.3 7 .3 16.0 18.0 20.0 1:5 4.3 7 .0

MT2010 standard configuration, loaded box. NB. 3% rolling resistance assumed. Actual performance may vary depending on the application.

Dump boxes
Dump box data
Material density (t/m )
3

STD
1.8
12.1 11.1 10.5 W H1 H2 C 2 172 4 572 2 525 317

2.0
10.8 10.0 9.1 2 172 4 438 2 362 317

2.2
9.9 9.2 8.3 2 172 4 438 2 362 317

2.4
9.2 8.3 7 .6 2 172 4 289 2 184 338

Volume, SAE heaped (m ), 2:1


3

Volume, Semi-heaped (m3) Volume, SEA struck (m3) Width, dump box (mm) Dump position: Box height, max (mm) Tramming position: Dump box height (mm) Dump position: Tailgate clearance (mm)

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Dimensions and weights


Approximate net weight MT2010.................. 20 500 kg Axle load, front end. ...................................... 13 800 kg Axle load, back end.......................................... 6 700 kg Standard equipped vehicle with empty box

58

4438 (H1)

2444 1848 14 3086 1700 392 2920 1440

2362 (H2)

317 (C)

2210

2172 (W)

Left turning radius


Turning angle +/-42.5
R7490

Recommended drift size

3365 4210

3500

R4635 2000 x 45 Chamfered Corner 3365 4210

3500

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Minetruck MT431B

The Minetruck MT431B is a 28.1 metric ton capacity underground truck for large underground operations in mining and construction. The Atlas Copco MT431B is ready to deliver reliable productivity to your operation.

Features
ROPS/FOPS canopy with back protection Jacobs engine brake provides increased brake life, automatic engine overspeed protection, and reduced heat from braking Electric transmission shift control for convenient shifting Converter lockup offers better power transfer, less heat and longer component life Centralized lubrication simplifies maintenance SAHR brake system offers long component life and very reliable braking

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Specifications
Minetruck MT431B Capacities, SAE regulations Tramming capacity Motion Times Dump box: Dumping Engine Detroit Diesel Engine Power Rating at 2 100 rpm Maximum torque at 1 350 rpm MSHA Part 7 ventilation rate MSHA Part 7 particulate index Transverter Dana Converter Spicer Axles Rock Tough Degree of oscillation Brakes Service/Parking/Emergency 28 125 kg

Standard Equipment
Engine Dry type air cleaner Exhaust heat protection Remote engine oil drain Cooling package with v-core radiator Transmission Full power shift, 4 speed forward/reverse Torque converter Single stage with lock up Axles Spiral bevel differential, full floating, planetary wheel end drive Conventional front differential Rear axle, trunnion mounted, self-lubricating bushings Brakes Fully enclosed, force cooled, spring applied hydraulic released multiple wet discs at each wheel end Tyres Tubeless, steel radial, lug tread design for underground service Operators compartment Canopy ISO ROPS/FOPS approved Side seated operator for bi-directional operation Grammer seat with retractable seat belts Two pilot operated joysticks for steering and dump control Electrical system Rock Tough protection lights Isolation switch lockout

14 seconds DDEC IV Series 60, Tier/Stage 2 298 kW/400 hp 1 898 Nm 793 m3/min 241 m3/min Series 6000 CL-8000 Series Series 508 18 (9 on each side) SAHR

Tyres Dimension 18.000R33 * As applications and conditions vary, Atlas Copco recommends that the user consults with tire suppliers to obtain the optimum tire selection. Hydraulic system System pressure Hydraulic tank capacity Cylinders diameter: Two steer cylinders Two hoist cylinders Dump cylinder diameter Electrical system Voltage, system start & accessories Alternator, high output Hydraulic warning system Fuel Fuel tank capacity Fuel consumption, full load 15.8 Mpa 238 liters 152 mm 228 mm 228 mm

Optional Equipment
Main Frame Shipping covers, cabin Ergonomics Forward facing cab KAB 555 seat w/retractable seatbelts cabin Heater Air conditioner, cabin Side seated with steering wheel, canopy System options Ansul dual bottle fire suppression with engine kill Electric hydraulic tank fill pump Lincoln auto lube with timer Wiggins fast fuel fill Electrical system Amber strobe light - power on 24/12 V power converter, cabin Load lights Side light opposite operator, cabin Drive train Converter- no lock up Controls and instruments Blockout 3rd and/or 4th gears Load man, cabin Speedometer Automatic transmission control Back up camera and monitor Power unit Epoxy coated radiator Parts kit 1 000 hour consumables Articulation repair kit Maintenance kit Documentation LinkOne parts catalogue, CD Parts and service manual - plasticized Extra DDEC manual kit Other Tool box, cabin

24 V 140 A Level, hyd. temp. 439 litres 35.5 litres/hour

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Grade performance
Percent grade Ratio 1st gear (kph) 2nd gear (kph) 3rd gear (kph) 4th gear (kph) 5.7 10.2 18.0 32.0 5.7 10.2 17 .9 31.5 5.7 10.1 17 .7 31.0 5.7 10.1 17 .6 27 .1 5.7 10.0 17 .4 20.4 5.6 10.0 17 .4 5.6 10.0 17 .3 5.6 9.9 16.0 5.6 9.9 14.4 5.6 9.8 12.2 5.6 9.8 0.0 2.0 4.0 6.0 8.0 10.0 12.0 14.0 16.0 18.0 20.0

MT431B standard configuration, empty box. NB. 3% rolling resistance assumed. Actual performance may vary depending on the application. Percent grade Ratio 1st gear (kph) 2nd gear (kph) 3rd gear (kph) 4th gear (kph) 5.70 10.15 17 .84 31.36 5.67 10.06 17 .55 26.70 5.64 9.97 17 .27 5.61 9.88 14.85 0.0 2.0 4.0 6.0 8.0 1:12 5.59 9.79 10.95 10.0 1:10 5.56 9.65 12.0 1:8 5.53 8.77 14.0 1:7 5.50 7 .77 5.47 6.51 5.45 16.0 18.0 20.0 1:5 5.42

MT431B standard configuration, loaded box. NB. 3% rolling resistance assumed. Actual performance may vary depending on the application.

Dump boxes
Dump box data
Material density (t/m )
3

STD 1.6
16.2
3

1.8
13.7 15.2 16.7 2 795 5 420 2 445 300

2.0
12.3 13.9 15.5 2 795 5 365 2 400 385

2.4
9.8 11.5 13.2 2 795 5 200 2 175 -

Volume, SEA struck (m )


3

Volume, Semi-heaped (m ) Volume, SAE heaped (m3) Width, Dump box (mm) Dump position: Box height, max (mm) Tramming position: Dump box height (mm) Dump position: Clearance (mm) W H1 H2 C

17 .3 18.5 3 050 4 650 2 600 350

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Dimensions and weights


Approximate net weight MT431B................. 28 000 kg Axle load, front end. ...................................... 19 900 kg Axle load, back end.......................................... 8 100 kg Standard equipped vehicle with empty box

5365 (H1) 59

2740

2400 (H2) 15 3430 1465 5020 10180 370 3555 385 (C)

2795

2795 (W)

Left turning radius


Turning angle +/-42.5 42.5
R8570 4440 5280

Recommended drift size

4500

R4650 2000 X 45 Chamfered Corner 4440 5280

5000

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Minetruck MT436B

The Minetruck MT436B is a 32.6 metric ton capacity underground truck for large underground operations in mining and construction. The Atlas Copco MT436B is ready to deliver reliable productivity to your operation.

Features
ROPS/FOPS canopy with back protection Jacobs engine brake provides increased brake life, automatic engine overspeed protection, and reduced heat from braking Electric transmission shift control for convenient shifting Converter lockup offers better power transfer, less heat and longer component life Centralized lubrication simplifies maintenance SAHR brake system offers long component life and very reliable braking

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Specifications
Minetruck MT436B Capacities, SAE regulations Tramming capacity Motion Times Dump box: Dumping Engine Detroit Diesel Engine Power rating at 2 100 rpm Maximum torque at 1 350 rpm MSHA Part 7 ventilation rate MSHA Part 7 particulate index Transmission Dana Converter Dana Axles Rock Tough Degree of oscillation Brakes Service/Parking/Emergency 32 650 kg

Standard Equipment
Tyres Tubeless, steel radial, lug tread design for underground mine service Operators compartment Canopy ISO ROPS/FOPS approved Side seated operator for bi-directional operation Grammer seat with retractable seat belts Two pilot operated joysticks for steering and dump control Electrical system Rock Tough protection lights Isolation switch lockout

14 seconds DDEC IV Series 60, Tier/Stage 2 298 kW/400 hp 1 898 Nm 793 m3/min 241 m3/min Series 6000 CL-8000 Series Series 508 18 (9 on each side) SAHR

Optional Equipment
Main Frame Wheel chocks Shipping covers, cabin Ergonomics Enclosed, cabin Heater Air conditioner, cabin KAB 555 seat w/retractable seatbelts cabin Side seated with steering wheel, canopy System options Ansul dual bottle fire suppression with engine kill Electric hydraulic tank fill pump Lincoln auto lube with timer Wiggins fast fuel fill Electric brake release pump Electrical system Amber strobe light - power on Load lights Side lights- opposite operator cabin Tail and brake lights Front and rear red lights 2 each Block heater, 240 V 24/12 V power converter cabin Drive train Converter- no lock up Controls and instruments Blockout 3rd and/or 4th gears (only side seated versions) Fuel gauge in panel (front seated cabin) Load man weighing system Speedometer Automatic transmission control Back up camera and monitor Power unit Epoxy coated radiator Parts kit 1 000 hour consumables Documentation CatBase parts catalogue, CD LinkOne parts catalogue, CD Parts and service manual - plasticized Extra DDEC manual kit Other Tool box, cabin

Tyres Dimension 26.5R25* * As applications and conditions vary, Atlas Copco recommends that the user consults with tire suppliers to obtain the optimum tire selection. Hydraulic system System pressure Hydraulic tank capacity Cylinders diameter: Two steer cylinders Two hoist cylinders Dump cylinder Electrical system Voltage, system start & accessories Alternator, high output Hydraulic warning system Fuel Fuel tank capacity Fuel consumption, full load 15.8 Mpa 238 liters 152 mm 228 mm 228 mm

24 V 140 A Level, hyd. temp. 439 litres 35.5 litres/hour

Standard Equipment
Engine Dry type air cleaner Exhaust heat protection Remote engine oil drain Cooling package with v-core radiator Transmission Full power shift, 4 speed forward/reverse Converter Single stage with lock up Axles Spiral bevel differential, full floating, planetary wheel end drive Conventional front differential Rear axle, trunnion mounted, self-lubricating bushings Brakes Fully enclosed, force cooled, spring applied hydraulic released multiple wet discs at each wheel end

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Grade performance
Percent grade Ratio 1st gear (kph) 2nd gear (kph) 3rd gear (kph) 4th gear (kph) 5.01 8.95 15.81 28.07 5.0 8.91 15.68 27 .67 4.98 8.87 15.56 27 .27 4.97 8.83 15.44 25.37 4.96 8.79 15.31 20.84 4.95 8.75 15.19 4.94 8.71 14.81 4.92 8.67 13.64 4.91 8.65 12.25 4.90 8.60 10.47 4.89 8.56 0.0 2.0 4.0 6.0 8.0 10.0 12.0 14.0 16.0 18.0 20.0

MT436B standard configuration, empty box. NB. 3% rolling resistance assumed. Actual performance may vary depending on the application. Percent grade Ratio 1st gear (kph) 2nd gear (kph) 3rd gear (kph) 4th gear (kph) 4.99 8.89 15.63 27 .51 4.97 8.82 15.39 24.03 4.94 8.74 15.16 4.92 8.67 13.36 0.0 2.0 4.0 6.0 8.0 1:12 4.90 8.59 10.29 10.0 1:10 4.87 8.51 12.0 1:8 4.85 7 .87 14.0 1:7 4.83 7 .12 4.80 6.08 4.78 4.97 16.0 18.0 20.0 1:5 4.76

MT436B standard configuration, loaded box. NB. 3% rolling resistance assumed. Actual performance may vary depending on the application.

Dump boxes
Dump box data
Material density (t/m3)
Volume, SEA struck (m3) Volume, Semi-heaped (m3) Volume, SAE heaped (m3) Width, dump box (mm) Dump position: Box height, max (mm) Tramming position: Dump box height (mm) Dump position: Clearance (mm) W H1 H2 C

STD 1.8
16.6 18.4 20.2 3 355 3 050 5 440 5 520 2 510 2 595 210

2.0
14.4 16.3 18.2 3 355 3 050 5 320 5 385 2 430 315

2.2
13.0 14.8 16.7 3 050 5 410 2 370 350

2.4
11.8 13.8 15.8 3 050 5 240 2 255 250

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Approximate net weight MT436B................. 30 600 kg Axle load, front end. ...................................... 20 500 kg Axle load, back end.........................................10 100 kg Standard equipped vehicle with empty box

5385 (H1) 59

2680

2430 (H2) 15 3430 1465 5020 10180 305 3555 315 (C)

3065

3050 (W)

Left turning radius


Turning angle +/-42.5 42.5
R8570 4540 5380

Recommended drift size

4500

R4515 2000 X 45 Chamfered Corner 4540 5380

5000

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MinetruckMT436LP

The Minetruck MT436LP is a 32.6 metric ton capacity low profile underground truck, designed to work in low seam mining applications where the back height can get down to 2.8 m.

Features
Operators compartment
Ergonomically and spacious designed compartment for maximum safety and minimal operator fatigue with: ROPS/FOPS canopy with back protection and sound suppression Comfortable operators seat providing improved ergonomic positioning, body orientation and generous shoulder and hip room Enhanced operator visibility with the use of - forward and rear viewing cameras, each coupled to a canopy mounted monitor and linked to the transmission providing good visibility in both tramming directions

General
Long-life tapered roller bearing centre hinge Maximum operating ambient temperature 52C (125F) Central manual lubrication Hydraulic hoses, electric cables and hot surfaces are well protected The Atlas Copco MT436LP is ready to deliver reliable productivity to your operation.

Power frame
Converter lockup offers better power transfer, less heat and longer component life Jacobs engine brake provides increased brake life, automatic engine overspeed protection, and reduced heat from braking Electric transmission shift control for convenient shifting SAHR brake system offers long component life and very reliable braking

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Specifications
Minetruck MT436LP Capacities, SAE regulations Tramming capacity Motion Times Dump box: Dumping Engine Detroit Diesel Engine Power rating at 2 100 rpm Maximum torque at 1 350 rpm MSHA Part 7 ventilation rate MSHA Part 7 particulate index Transmission Dana Converter Dana Axles Rock Tough Degree of oscillation Brakes Service/Parking/Emergency 32 650 kg

Standard Equipment
Engine Dry type air cleaner Exhaust heat protection Remote engine oil drain Cooling package with v-core radiator Transmission Full power shift, 4 speed forward/reverse Converter Single stage with lock up Axles Spiral bevel differential, full floating, planetary wheel end drive Conventional front differential Rear axle, trunnion mounted, self-lubricating bushings Brakes Fully enclosed, force cooled, spring applied hydraulic released multiple wet discs at each wheel end Tyres Tubeless, nylon, smooth tread design for underground mine service, on demountable rims Operators compartment Canopy MSHA-ISO ROPS/FOPS approved Forward facing seat with steering wheel Grammer seat with retractable seat belts forward and back up camera, with monitor Hydraulic system Hella projection lights Heavy duty gear type pumps Electrical system Rock Tough protection lights Isolation switch lockout Fuel Anti-siphon fuel supply

14 seconds DDEC IV Series 60 298 kW/400 hp 1 898 Nm 793 m3/min 241 m3/min Series 6000 CL-8000 Series Series 508 18 (9 on each side) SAHR

Tyres Dimension 26.5R25* * As applications and conditions vary, Atlas Copco recommends that the user consults with tire suppliers to obtain the optimum tire selection. Hydraulic system System pressure Hydraulic tank capacity Cylinders diameter: Two steer cylinders Two dump cylinders Filtration, return line Electrical system Voltage, system start & accessories Alternator, high output Hydraulic warning system Fuel Fuel tank capacity Fuel consumption, full load Fuel filtration 15.8 Mpa 238 liters 152 mm 228 mm 4.0 m

Optional Equipment
24 V 140 A Level, hyd. temp. 439 litres 95 litres/hour 8.0 m Main Frame Wheel chocks System options Ansul dual bottle fire suppression with engine kill Lincoln auto lube with timer Electrical system Amber strobe light - power on Side lights Tail and brake lights Controls and instruments Blockout 4th gears DDEC - Diagnostic data reader Power unit Epoxy coated radiator Parts kit 1 000 hour consumables Articulation Repair Kit Documentation LinkOne parts catalogue, CD Operators and maintenance manual - plasticized Other Face mechanics tool set Tool box

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Grade performance
Percent grade Ratio 1st gear (kph) 2nd gear (kph) 3rd gear (kph) 4th gear (kph) 4.8 8.5 14.5 24.8 4.7 8.2 13.9 23.6 4.7 8.0 13.5 22.2 4.6 7 .8 13.2 20.9 0.0 2.0 4.0 6.0 8.3 1:12 4.5 7 .7 12.7 18.3 10.0 1:10 4.4 7 .6 12.3 15.6 12.5 1:8 4.4 7 .4 11.8 12.0 14.3 1:7 4.3 7 .3 11.3 4.3 7 .2 10.7 4.3 7 .1 9.8 16.0 18.0 20.0 1:5 4.2 6.9 8.9

MT436LP standard configuration, empty box. NB. 3% rolling resistance assumed. Actual performance may vary depending on the application. Percent grade Ratio 1st gear (kph) 2nd gear (kph) 3rd gear (kph) 4th gear (kph) 4.7 8.1 13.6 22.8 4.5 7 .7 12.9 19.4 4.4 7 .5 12.0 13.4 4.3 7 .2 10.8 0.0 2.0 4.0 6.0 8.0 1:12 4.2 6.9 8.7 10.0 1:10 4.2 6.7 7 .1 12.5 1:8 4.1 6.2 14.3 1:7 4.0 5.8 3.9 5.2 3.8 4.6 16.0 18.0 20.0 1:5 3.7 4.0

MT436LP standard configuration, loaded box. NB. 3% rolling resistance assumed. Actual performance may vary depending on the application.

Dump boxes
Dump box data Material density (t/m3)
Volume, SEA struck (m3) Volume, Semi-heaped (m3) Volume, SAE heaped (m3) Width, dump box (mm) Dump position: Box height, max (mm) Tramming position: Dump box height (mm) Dump position: Tailgate clearance (mm)

STD
2.2 13.0 14.8 16.7 3 353 5 402 2 300 343

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Dimensions and weights


Approximate net weight MT436LP............... 30 600 kg Axle load, front end. ...................................... 20 500 kg Axle load, back end.........................................10 100 kg Standard equipped vehicle with empty box

2300

299 3431 10182 5020 1730

2300

Left turning radius


42.5 Turning angle +/-42.5

3064

Recommended drift size


3353

1676

3353

3353

3000

5000
R8571 R4372

4653 5492

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MinetruckMT5020

The Minetruck MT5020 is a fast 50 metric ton capacity underground truck, with an ergonomically designed operators compartment for unparalleled productivity in demanding underground mines.

Features
Dump box
Optimum box profile for clean and fast dumping Box support and lock for safe work under box

Power frame
The front axle suspension, a hydro-pneumatic system for improved operator comfort and vehicle handling Atlas Copco unique powertrain includes an upbox, a combined transmission and converter for improved visibility and accessibility to components Electronic transmission and engine control system for smooth and precise shifting A high power-to-weight ratio

Operators compartment
Ergonomically and spacious designed compartment for maximum safety and minimal operator fatigue with: - Forward seating enclosed cabin - ROPS and FOPS certified for maximum safety - Air conditioning for convenient working conditions - Tilt-telescopic steering wheel - Trainer seat - Compliant with sound regulations to minimize operators fatigue; reduced noise level to 83 dB(A) inside the cab - wide windows for safety and enhanced operators visibility - 3 point mounting points for entry and exit from operators compartment - Back up camera and monitor for operator assistance

General
Great serviceability with centralized service points Long-life roller bearing centre hinge Anti skid material at service access points Maximum operating ambient temperature 52C (125F) Central manual lubrication Hydraulic hoses, electric cables and hot surfaces are well routed and protected Improved tire life with Bridgestone Carries the highest speed per ton

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Specifications
Minetruck MT5020 Capacities, SAE regulations Tramming capacity Motion Times Dump box: Dumping Engine Cummins Diesel Engine Power Rating at 2 100 rpm Maximum torque at 1 300 rpm MSHA Part 7 ventilation rate Ventilation particulate index Transmission and Converter Allison Axles Kessler Brakes Service/Parking/Emergency 50 000 kg

Standard Equipment
Tyres Tubeless, steel radial, lug tread design for underground mine service Suspension The suspension is a hydro-pneumatic system for improved operator comfort and vechicle handling while minimizing frame stress Individual self leveling suspension Operators compartment Forward facing seat Cabin ISO ROPS/FOPS approved Grammer seat with retractable seat belts Air conditioner Trainer seat Back up video monitor Hydraulic system Heavy duty gear type pumps Electrical system Hella projection lights Isolation switch lockout Fuel Anti-siphon fuel supply

15 seconds QSK19-C650, Tier/Stage 1 485 kW/650 hp 3 084 Nm 1 274 m3/min 934 m3/min M6610AR 106 SAHR

Tyres Dimension 35/65R33* Ply rating MS * As applications and conditions vary, Atlas Copco recommends that the user consults with tire suppliers to obtain the optimum tire selection. Suspension Suspension, max Hydraulic system System pressure Hydraulic tank capacity Filtration, return line Cylinders diameter: Two steer cylinders Two dump cylinders Two suspension cylinders Electrical system Voltage, system start & accessories Alternator, high output Hydraulic warning system Fuel Fuel tank capacity Fuel consumption, full load Fuel filtration 140 mm 20.7 Mpa 238 liters 4.0 micron 160 mm 177.8 mm 125 mm

Optional Equipment
Main frame Wheel chocks and chock brackets Ergonomic KAB 555 seat W/retractable seatbelts System Ansul dual bottle fire suppression with Engine kill Electric hydraulic tank fill pump Dual fuel filter Lincoln auto lube with timer Wiggins fast fuel-, transmission-, hydraulic- oil fill Electrical system Amber strobe light - power on Load lights Side light opposite operator Tail and brake lights Turn signals, front and rear 24/12 V power converter Loading camera Battery heater, 120 V Block heater, 120 V Hydraulic oil heater, 120 V Engine oil heater, 120 V Fuel heater Drive train option Neutral brake apply Controls and instruments Blockout 5th and/or 6th gears Emergency steering- accumulator type Extended data gauge package Power unit Epoxy coated radiator Parts kit 1 000 hour consumables Documentation LinkOne parts catalogue, CD Parts and service manual - plasticized Other Tool box

24 V 100 A Level, hyd. temp. oil 644 litres 57 litres/hour 10 m

Standard Equipment
Engine Rock Tough purifier and silencer Dry type air cleaner Exhaust heat protection Remote engine oil drain Cooling package with flat, round, mechanical radiator Transmission and converter Planetary, automatic 6 speeds forward/ 2 speeds reverse with integral single stage converter with automatic lock up Up box: Power transmitted through a 1:1 gear ratio box Drop box: Power transmitted through a 1:1 gear ratio box Axles Conventional front and rear differential Front-axle oscillating suspension A frame with hydraulic suspension cylinders and accumulator cushioning All wheel drive Brakes Fully enclosed, force cooled, spring applied hydraulic released multiple wet discs at each wheel end Hydraulic retarder

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Grade performance
Percent grade Ratio 1st gear (km/h) 2nd gear (km/h) 3rd gear (km/h) 4th gear (km/h) 5th gear (km/h) 6th gear (km/h) 6.6 9.8 12.9 19.1 25.4 37 .0 6.5 9.6 12.7 18.6 24.6 35.2 6.5 9.5 12.5 18.2 23.8 33.9 6.4 9.4 12.3 17 .7 23.1 32.7 0.0 2.0 4.0 6.0 8.0 1:12 6.4 9.3 12.1 17 .3 22.6 31.5 10.0 1:10 6.3 9.2 11.9 17 .0 22.0 27 .7 12.0 1:8 6.3 9.1 11.7 16.7 21.5 14.0 1:7 6.2 9.0 11.6 16.4 20.7 6.2 8.9 11.4 16.1 18.9 6.1 8.7 11.3 15.8 17 .3 16.0 18.0 20.0 1:5 6.1 8.7 11.2 15.3

MT5020 standard configuration, empty box. NB. 3% rolling resistance assumed. Actual performance may vary depending on the application. Percent grade Ratio 1st gear (km/h) 2nd gear (km/h) 3rd gear (km/h) 4th gear (km/h) 5th gear (km/h) 6th gear (km/h) 6.5 9.5 12.6 18.2 23.9 34.0 6.4 9.3 12.1 17 .2 22.5 31.0 6.3 9.0 11.7 16.6 21.3 6.1 8.8 11.3 15.9 17 .8 0.0 2.0 4.0 6.0 8.0 1:12 6.0 8.6 11.0 14.3 10.0 1:10 5.9 8.4 10.7 12.4 12.0 1:8 5.8 8.2 10.3 14.0 1:7 5.7 8.1 9.3 5.7 7 .9 8.5 5.6 7 .5 16.0 18.0 20.0 1:5 5.5 6.9

MT5020 standard configuration, loaded box. NB. 3% rolling resistance assumed. Actual performance may vary depending on the application.

Dump boxes
Dump box data
Material density (t/m )
3

STD
1.8
3

2.0 23.1 25.5 27 .8 3 200 6 910 3 160 410

2.2 20.3 22.7 25.0 3 200 6 800 3 000 410

2.4 18.5 20.8 23.4 3 200 6 720 2 885 410

Volume, SEA struck (m ) Volume, Semi-heaped (m3) Volume, SAE heaped (m3) Width, dump box (mm) Dump position: Box height, max (mm) Tramming position: Dump box height (mm) Dump position: Clearance (mm) W H1 H2 C

26.2 27 .8 31.3 3 400 7 015 3 255 410

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Dimensions and weights


Approximate net weight MT5020................. 42 000 kg Axle load, front end. ...................................... 29 700 kg Axle load, back end........................................ 12 300 kg Standard equipped vehicle with empty box
62

6915 (H1)

2815

3150 (H2)

13

455 3515 1975 5675 11220 3700

410 (C)

3200

3200 (W)

Right turning radius


5930 2 000 x 45 Chamfered corner R4790 5080

Recommended drift size

5000

5930 5080 3204 R9320

5500

Turning angle +/-42.5

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MinetruckMT6020

The MT6020 is a fast 60 metric ton capacity articulated mine truck, with an ergonomically designed operators compartment for unparalleled productivity in demanding underground mines.

Features
Dump box
Optimum box profile for clean and fast dumping Box support and lock for safe work under box

Power frame
The front axle suspension, a hydro-pneumatic system for improved operator comfort and vehicle handling Atlas Copco unique powertrain includes an upbox, and a combined transmission and converter for improved visibility and accessability to components Electronic transmission and engine control system for smooth and precise shifting A high power-to-weight ratio

Operators compartment
Ergonomically and spacious designed compartment for maximum safety and minimal operator fatigue with: - Forward seating enclosed cabin - ROPS and FOPS certified for maximum safety - Air conditioning for convenient working conditions - Tilt-telescopic steering wheel - Trainer seat - Compliant with sound regulations to minimize operators fatigue; reduced noise level to 83 dB(A) inside the cab - Wide windows for safety and enhanced operators visibility - 3 point mounting points for entry and exit from operators compartment - Back up camera and monitor for operator assistance

General
Great serviceability with centralized service points Long-life roller bearing centre hinge Anti skid material at service access points Maximum operating ambient temperature 52C (125F) Central manual lubrication Hydraulic hoses, electric cables and hot surfaces are well routed and protected Carries the highest speed per ton

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Specifications
Minetruck MT6020 Capacities, SAE regulations Tramming capacity Motion Times Dump box: Dumping Engine Cummins Diesel Engine Power Rating at 2 100 rpm Maximum torque at 1 300 rpm MSHA Part 7 ventilation rate Ventilation particulate index Transmission and Converter Alison Axles Kessler Brakes Service/Parking/Emergency 60 000 kg

Standard Equipment
Tyres Tubeless, steel radial, lug tread design for underground mine service Suspension The suspension is a hydro-pneumatic system for improved operator comfort and vechicle handling while minimizing frame stress Individual self leveling suspension Operators compartment Forward facing seat Cabin ISO ROPS/FOPS approved Grammer seat with retractable seat belts Air conditioner Trainer seat Back up video monitor Hydraulic system Heavy duty gear type pumps Electrical system Hella projection lights Isolation switch lockout Fuel Anti-siphon fuel supply

15 seconds QSK19-C760 567 kW/760 hp 3 084 Nm TBA TBA M6610AR 111 SAHR

Tyres Dimension 35/65R33* * As applications and conditions vary, Atlas Copco recommends that the user consults with tire suppliers to obtain the optimum tire selection. Suspension Suspension, max Hydraulic system System pressure Hydraulic tank capacity Filtration, return line Cylinders diameter: Two steer cylinders Two dump cylinders Two suspension cylinders Electrical system Voltage, system start & accessories Alternator, high output Hydraulic warning system Fuel Fuel tank capacity Fuel consumption, full load Fuel filtration 105 mm 20.7 Mpa 238 liters 4.0 m 160 mm 177.8 mm 125 mm

Optional Equipment
Main frame Wheel chocks and chock brackets Ergonomic KAB 555 seat W/retractable seatbelts System Ansul dual bottle fire suppression with Engine kill Electric hydraulic tank fill pump Dual fuel filter Lincoln auto lube with timer Wiggins fast fuel-, transmission-, hydraulic- oil fill Electrical system Amber strobe light - power on Load lights Side light opposite operator Tail and brake lights Turn signals, front and rear 24/12 V power converter Loading camera Battery heater, 120 V Block heater, 120 V Hydraulic oil heater, 120 V Engine oil heater, 120 V Fuel heater Drive train option Neutral brake apply Controls and instruments Blockout 5th and/or 6th gears Emergency steering- accumulator type Extended data gauge package Power unit Epoxy coated radiator Parts kit 1 000 hour consumables Documentation LinkOne parts catalogue, CD Parts and service manual - plasticized Other Tool box

24 V 100 A Level, hyd. temp. oil 644 litres 67 litres/hour 10 m

Standard Equipment
Engine Rock Tough purifier and silencer Dry type air cleaner Exhaust heat protection Remote engine oil drain Cooling package with flat, round, mechanical radiator Transmission and converter Planetary, automatic 6 speeds forward/ 2 speeds reverse with integral single stage converter with automatic lock up Up box: Power transmitted through a 1:1 gear ratio box Drop box: Power transmitted through a 1:1 gear ratio box Axles Conventional front and rear differential Front-axle oscillating suspension A frame with hydraulic suspension cylinders and accumulator cushioning All wheel drive Brakes Fully enclosed, force cooled, multiple wet discs at each wheel end Hydraulic retarder

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Grade performance
Percent grade Ratio 1st gear (km/h) 2nd gear (km/h) 3rd gear (km/h) 4th gear (km/h) 5th gear (km/h) 6th gear (km/h) 6.6 9.8 12.9 19.1 25.4 37 .0 6.5 9.6 12.7 18.6 24.6 35.2 6.5 9.5 12.5 18.2 23.8 33.9 6.4 9.4 12.3 17 .7 23.1 32.7 0.0 2.0 4.0 6.0 8.0 1:12 6.4 9.3 12.1 17 .3 22.6 31.5 10.0 1:10 6.3 9.2 11.9 17 .0 22.0 27 .7 12.0 1:8 6.3 9.1 11.7 16.7 21.5 14.0 1:7 6.2 9.0 11.6 16.4 20.7 6.2 8.9 11.4 16.1 18.9 6.1 8.7 11.3 15.8 17 .3 16.0 18.0 20.0 1:5 6.1 8.7 11.2 15.3

MT6020 standard configuration, empty box. NB. 3% rolling resistance assumed. Actual performance may vary depending on the application. Percent grade Ratio 1st gear (km/h) 2nd gear (km/h) 3rd gear (km/h) 4th gear (km/h) 5th gear (km/h) 6th gear (km/h) 6.5 9.5 12.6 18.2 23.9 34.0 6.4 9.3 12.1 17 .2 22.5 31.0 6.3 9.0 11.7 16.6 21.3 6.1 8.8 11.3 15.9 17 .8 0.0 2.0 4.0 6.0 8.0 1:12 6.0 8.6 11.0 14.3 10.0 1:10 5.9 8.4 10.7 12.4 12.0 1:8 5.8 8.2 10.3 14.0 1:7 5.7 8.1 9.3 5.7 7 .9 8.5 5.6 7 .5 16.0 18.0 20.0 1:5 5.5 6.9

MT6020 standard configuration, loaded box. NB. 3% rolling resistance assumed. Actual performance may vary depending on the application.

Dump boxes
Dump box data
Material density (t/m )
3

STD
1.8
3

2.0 26.6 29.7 32.8 3 440 6 842 3 263 471

2.2 24.1 27 .3 33.4 3 440 6 750 3 122 471

2.4 21.7 25.0 28.2 3 440 6 689 2 993 471

Volume, SEA struck (m ) Volume, Semi-heaped (m3) Volume, SAE heaped (m3) Width, dump box (mm) Dump position: Box height, max (mm) Tramming position: Dump box height (mm) Dump position: Clearance (mm) W H1 H2 C

30.4 33.3 36.3 3 440 6 909 3 462 471

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Dimensions and weights


Approximate net weight MT6020................. 43 900 kg Axle load, front end. ...................................... 29 700 kg Axle load, back end........................................ 14 200 kg Standard equipped vehicle with empty box

MINETRUCK MT5010

2829

453 3514 1975 5675 (3700)

3204

11227

Right turning radius


Turning angle +/-42.5

Recommended drift size

5084

3440

991

13

3263

5000

5933

5084 5933

2000 X 45 CHAMBER

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R93

22

79

3394

5500

Grade coversion graph


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4 5 7 8 6 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 UNITS OF HORIZONTAL LENGTH

13

12

11

10

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Conversion table
This unit Times Equals This unit Times Equals Length mm (millimeters)...................... x 0.001..................... = m cm (centimeters). ..................... x 0.01. ...................... = m dm (decimeters). ...................... x 0.1......................... = m km (kilometers)......................... x 1 000..................... = m in (inches).................................. x 25.4....................... = mm ft (feet)....................................... x 0.305..................... = m yd (yard).................................... x 0.914. .................... = m miles.......................................... x 1609...................... = m Power kW (kilowatts). .......................... x 1 000..................... = W Horsepower. ............................. x 735.5..................... = W Horsepower, U.K.. .................... x 745.7. .................... = W ft.lbf/sec..................................... x 1.36........................ = W Btu/h.......................................... x 0.29....................... = W Volume l (litres). ..................................... x 0.001..................... = m3 ml (milliiitres)............................ x 0.001..................... = l dm3 (cubic decimetres)............ x 1.0.......................... = l cm3 (cubic decimetres)............. x 1.0.......................... = ml mm3 (cubic millimetres) .......... x 0.001..................... = ml in3 (cubic inches)....................... x 16.39..................... = ml ft3 (cubic feet)............................ x 28.316................... = l Imperial gallon.......................... x 4.546..................... = l U.S. gallon................................. x 3.785..................... = l Ounces (Imp. fluid oz).............. x 28.41..................... = ml Ounces (U.S. fluid oz). ............. x 29.57..................... = ml Pints (U.S. llq.).......................... x 0.4732................... = l Quarts (U.S. liq.)....................... x 0.9463................... = l yd3 (cubic yards)....................... x 0.7646. .................. = m3 Force kN (kilonewton). ....................... x 1 000..................... = N kp (kilopond)............................. x 9.81....................... = N kgf (kilogramme force)............. x 9.81....................... = N Ibf (pound force)....................... x 4.45....................... = N Torque kpm (kilopondmetres).............. x 9.81....................... = Nm Ibf in (poundforce inch) ........... x 0.11........................ = Nm Ibf ft (poundforce foot)............. x 1.36........................ = Nm Equals Divided This by unit Mass (weight) g (grammes) . ............................ x 0.001................... = kg t (tonnes, metric) ...................... x 1 000................... = kg grains ......................................... x 0.0648................. = g oz (ounce) .................................. x 28.35................... = g ozt (troy ounce) ......................... x 31.10.................... = g lb (pounds) ................................ x 0.4536................. = kg tons (long, US) .......................... x 1016..................... = kg tons (U.K) . ................................. x 1016..................... = kg tons (short) ................................ x 907...................... = kg Speed km/h (kilometer/hour). ............. x 0.2777................. = m/s m/s............................................. x 3.6....................... = km/h mph (miles/hour)...................... x 0.45..................... = m/s mph. .......................................... x 1.61...................... = km/h ft/s (foot/second)....................... x 0.3048................. = m/s ft/s (foot/second)....................... x 18.29................... = m/min ft/s (foot/minute)....................... x 0.3048................. = m/min Frequency blows/minute............................ x 0.017. .................. = Hz kHz (kiloHertz)........................... x 1000.................... = Hz r/min (rev./minute).................... x 0.01667. .............. = r/s degrees/second. ....................... x 0.1667................. = r/min radians/second . ....................... x 0.1592................. = r/s Pressure bar.............................................. x 100...................... = kPa bar.............................................. x 100 000............... = Pa kp/cm2........................................ x 0.98..................... = bar atm (atmospheres)................... x 1.01...................... = bar psi (pounds/in2)......................... x 6.895................... = kPa psi.............................................. x 0.06895............... = bar Area mm2 (square mm). ................... x 0.000001............. = m2 cm2 (square cm)........................ x 0.0001................. = m2 in2 (square inches).................... x 645...................... = mm2 ft2 (square feet). ........................ x 0.929................... = m2 yd2 (square yards). ................... x 0.8361................. = m2 Acres ......................................... x 4047.................... = m2 Square miles............................. x 2.590................... = km2 Equals Divided This by unit

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Working with Atlas Copco means working with worldleading products and services. Whats more, the people you work with are also the best committed to creating the ideal conditions for your mining and construction operations. It takes a strong will to get to the top, and a firm hand to stay there. Our commitment to supply you with the best rock-drilling solutions is just as strong. Get your free copy of Success Stories at www.atlascopco.com/rock

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Working with Atlas Copco means working with world-leading products and services. Whats more, the people you work with are the best with the ability to listen and to understand the diverse needs of our customers. This approach requires experience and knowledge, presence, flexibility and involvement in their processes. It means making customer relations and service a priority. Through interaction, innovation and a continuous drive to improve the way we do things we help our customers achieve results.