A long association with Caterpillar excavators has ensured a record of high productivity for a Bangalore region iron ore miner.

Located in an iron ore mining hub near Hospet, Iron Ore Mines have favoured the Caterpillar brand since acquiring their first Cat excavator – a 330B back in 1998.

Now with demand soaring from India's booming economy, the latest excavator to join the fleet - a Cat 330D LME, is delivering high productivity and durability.

The 330D LME is engineered for extreme applications featuring a Cat C9 ACERT 200kW (268 hp) engine delivering 9% more horsepower than the previous C Series model.

Incorporating advances such as Automatic Engine Speed Control and operator selected power management settings, the 330D ensures productivity is reached with optimised fuel efficiency.

Hydraulic cross sensing systems and hydraulic component design add to high level system performance such as faster slewing, boom and stick regeneration and bucket movements which are critical to mass excavation and loading tasks.

The 330D is also fitted with hydraulic snubbers to reduce shock loads on the system in extreme applications adding to the machine's durability.

Aarpee Mines 330D is an LME model featuring a long undercarriage for added stability and lift capacity – providing an excellent platform for bench loading the company's haul truck fleet. The Mass Excavation (ME) boom and stick, combined with 35,000kPa hydraulic pressure, delivers high digging forces and allows for larger buckets to be fitted.

Now an integral part of the fleet, the 330D LME contributes to annual production of more than 1.5 million tons. It is a significant advancement on the tons mined before the company chose its first Cat excavator, according to Aarpee Mines Managing Director, R Prakash.

"We used to manage about 80,000 tons per year (in 1998) and after we procured the 330B things suddenly changed our production shot up to 300,000 tons giving us a four fold increase in output," he said.

The 330B, one of the first of its kind in India, delivered high capacity and reliable performance, according to Mr. Prakash and was instrumental in establishing a long association with Caterpillar.

CAT History Ensures Bright Future

"The Cat 330B was probably the first of its kind to come out with electronic control which would avoid any damage to the machine – it was a very useful innovation," he said.

The company's fleet now includes 320D, 330D, 330C, 330B and 345CL excavators, a 424B backhoe loader and 2021 and 950H wheel loaders.

Backed by local dealer GMMCO, and the company's systematic approach to service and maintenance, the Cat fleet has delivered high levels of efficiency and dependable performance with some machines having clocked more than 25,000 hours of fault free service.

"I have received very responsive service and maintenance support from the dealers and I also insist on personally supervising the maintenance schedule of all the machines in the mine," Mr Prakash said.

"Understandably, a healthy fleet is the best way to ensure a healthy output."

As well as choosing the best equipment available, the iron ore miner has also won accolades for its safety and performance record.

"We have won the best performer awards for several years in a row in various categories ranging from method of working to best maintained machinery," Mr Prakash said.

"We have also had the privilege of winning a state level award for our performance."

GMMCO senior branch manager R Muralikrishnan, said Aarpee Mines was a good example of Cat equipment powering productivity.

"Here you see well organised operations and professional management being complemented by Cat machines – we have seen Aarpee Mines go from strength to strength with Caterpillar equipment backing that growth by delivering effective productivity solutions."
Click Here
To Know More or to Contact the Manufacturer
Please let us know your name.
Invalid Input
Please let us know your Designation.
Please let us know your Contact Number.
Please let us know your email address.
Please brief your query.
Our other Value-Added Services:

To receive updates through e-mail on Products, New Technologies & Equipment, please select the Product Category(s) you are interested in and click 'Submit'. This will help you save time plus you will get the best price quotations from many manufacturers, which you can then evaluate and negotiate.

Invalid Input
Invalid Input
Invalid Input
JCB India introduced the industry’s first fully Electric Excavator, the JCB 19C-1E at Excon. It also launched a 22 Ton Hydraulic Excavator on the NXT Platform that has been specially designed for Indian applications. Additionally, a 4 Ton Telescopic

Read more ...

Under the larger theme of its trademarked slogan, ‘Chalo Desh Banaye,’ Tata Hitachi, at Excon, commemorated 60 years of operations with the theme ‘60 Years of Atmanirbharta’. On display at its stand were the company’s range of Compact, Infra and Mining Equipment

Read more ...

The Honourable Chief Minister of Karnataka, Shri Basavaraj Bommai, and General V K Singh, Honourable Minister of State for Road Transport & Highways & Civil Aviation, Government of India, inaugurated the L&T Pavilion at Excon in the presence

Read more ...

Caterpillar announced the addition of two new products at Excon into its portfolio of integrated solutions: The Cat® 303 CR Mini Excavator and Cat 120 GC Motor Grader, which will help deepen the company’s presence in the infrastructure, mining, and energy

Read more ...

Widening its presence in the high-capacity excavator’s business segment in India, Hyundai India showcased its HX360 and HX380 excavators at Excon. Both excavators were recently launched in 2021. Designed for the quarrying industry, the 36-ton HX360 is precisely

Read more ...

Sany has unveiled 22 new machines at Excon which have been exclusively designed for application in India, keeping the Indian customers’ requirements in mind. The new products come with Sany’s technologically advanced design, ease of operability

Read more ...

CASE Construction Equipment celebrated its global legacy and heritage, spanning 180 years, at Excon. The company showcased its product offerings with an impressive display of 10 machines, its engine technologies, and aftersales solutions, making a statement

Read more ...

SDLG displayed its wide range of custom-built construction equipment for Indian customers at Excon. With the launch of all new L975F Wheel Loader, a new generation of highly productive and cost-effective SDLG machines for heavy-duty

Read more ...

The Indian Construction Equipment (CE) Industry witnessed an 8% de-growth in Financial Year 2021-22 (FY22), with sales having dropped to 85,385 units during the year as compared to 92,470 units of construction equipment sold in FY21

Read more ...

BEML Limited, a Government of India undertaking under the Ministry of Defence, has signed a prestigious contract with Coal India for supply of 20 Cu.M Electric Rope Shovel for deployment in the mines of Northern Coalfields

Read more ...

In an aggressive show of preparedness for the ‘bounce back’ anticipated in the backhoe loader market on the back of the Government’s focus on infra development as outlined in the Budget, manufacturers are introducing newer and upgraded

Read more ...

How is the CE industry dealing with the lack of skilled Operators and Mechanics to operate and maintain high-tech machines? Will the Ministries and concerned departments of Construction Industry make it mandatory to hire only certified

Read more ...

The launch of Tata Hitachi’s cutting-edge EX70 Prime Series Hydraulic Excavator from its Dharwad Plant signals the introduction of the company’s new range of Prime Series Hydraulic Excavators. The 7-ton EX70 is designed to meet

Read more ...

Gmmco Ltd and Caterpillar India have always been pioneers in bringing high-end products and best-in-class product support to their customers. Their latest offering is the Workshop-on-Wheels (WoW), designed to serve its customers

Read more ...

KOBELCO Construction Equipment India (KCEI) formally launched its new variants in the 14-ton range of Hydraulic Excavators at a function held at its manufacturing plant in Sri City, in A.P. The event coincided with

Read more ...

Sany India, which has two authorized dealers in Gujarat with 8 branch offices, has further strengthened its presence in the state by inaugurating a new branch office of its authorized dealer, RS Infra Equipments

Read more ...

Tata Hitachi, one of India’s oldest construction machinery companies and the largest excavator company, celebrated the landmark milestone of 60 years with the commemoration of its state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities

Read more ...

Alastair Hayfield, Senior Research Director at market research firm Interact Analysis, takes a look at the challenges in electrification of off-highway vehicles, the equipment category that will lead electrification

Read more ...

Tata Hitachi’s new CEV-4 (BS4) compliant TL340H Prime is a next generation wheel loader that promises reliability, low cost of operation, and higher profits. It reduces fuel consumption by as much as 20% on the back

Read more ...

Cat®424 was launched by Gmmco Ltd and Caterpillar Inc. on 23 July 2021, in a grand online event, which saw enthusiastic participation from customers and industry insiders. Commented V. Chandrashekar

Read more ...

×
Sign-up for Free Subscription
'India Construction Week'
Weekly e-Newsletter on Construction Industry
Get the latest news, product launches, projects announced / awarded, government policies, investments, and expert views.