For Tata Steel, Naomundi, the Wheel Loader has been supplied with a special bucket of 9 cubic metre for iron ore application. The machine is used for iron ore excavation from mine - face and loading to 100 Ton class Komatsu HD785-7 Dump Trucks. Komatsu buckets are manufactured using high - tensile strength steel with replaceable - welded wear plates for extended bucket life. Additional strength is added to the bucket bottom corners, side edges and spill guard ends for increased durability.
WA900-3EO is designed with ample dumping clearance to match dump truck. This machine has the widest tread of 3350 mm in its class and a long 5450 mm wheelbase for maximum machine stability. It has high - tensile Z-bar loader linkage for maximum rigidity and large breakout force required for mining applications. Sealed loader linkage pins help extend greasing intervals. The front and rear frames and the loader linkage have more torsion rigidity to secure resistance against increased stress.
The operator cabin with inbuilt ROPS / FOPS canopy is large and spacious, with comfortable seating and power windows. The wide pillar - less flat glass will ensure excellent front visibility for the operator. The operator seat has a reclining / air - suspension design with headrest to support the operator. High - capacity air-conditioner with low vibration promises more comfort. The steering column can be easily tilt adjusted to the most comfortable position with one lever.
High reliability of the machine is assured due to its sturdy main frame, maintenance - free fully hydraulic disc brakes and Komatsu - designed / manufactured components. The loader has an optional Vehicle Health Monitoring System (VHMS) which enables fleet management through satellite communications and Advanced Joystick Steering System (AJSS).
With the supply of the Komatsu's WA900-3EO Wheel Loader to the Indian market successfully, L&T has demonstrated its strengths in addressing the increased demands of the mining industry for super - large loaders.