Public sector major mining machinery and equipment manufacturer BEML has rolled out the country's biggest dump truck, the BH205-E that can be used for large scale coal mining applications.
BH205-E, an electric drive rear dump truck rolled out from BEML's Mysuru plant, is in consonance with the 'Make in India' policy of the union government, the company stated.
The indigenously designed and developed BH205-E is powered by Tier-II emission compliant modular common rail electronic engine with 2,300 HP, says a company release.
''The AC drive system has been engineered to provide exceptional haul road performance with reduced maintenance'', it added.
The dump truck, which weighs 335 tonnes when fully loaded, but with power steering and short turning radius it can easily be manoeuvered. It has been designed to ensure operator comfort and has an ergonamically designed instrument panel with telescopic tilt steering wheel.
Other features includes large tinted glass windows for good visibility in addition to safety features with provisions for emergency steering, breaking and proximity warning, the release said.
''With the introduction of this new generation dump truck, BEML has touched another milestone in its R&D efforts in achieving self-reliance, enhanced productivity in mining operations in line with 'Make in India' policy and increased coal production, apart from optimising costs'', the release added.