After the first delivery of a Tembo 4x4 ELV, manufacturer of mining machines GHH has announced that it has now also shipped the first LF-7 load haul dumper (LHD) to India. LF-7 offers large bucket, most powerful engine and best climb performance in its class, and can carry 7 tons or 3.6 m3.The vehicle was shown at the Mining Expo in Kolkata in April. The exhibition is considered the largest of its kind in the country, with supra-regional importance due to its location in the far east.
After the event, GHH arranged the onward transport to the unnamed launch customer, who also ordered further machines.
The previously delivered Tembo 4x4 is an electric multi-purpose Light duty vehicle based on Toyota. It is available in many versions ranging from a pick-up truck to a passenger transporter (10 seats). The launch customer Hindustan Zinc celebrated it´s delivery when honouring India’s 75 years of Independence.
According to the manufacturer, the LF-7 currently offers the largest bucket, most powerful engine and best climb performance in its class.
The LHD carries 7 tons or 3.6 m3. It is 8.900 mm long in driving position, 2.240 mm wide at the bucket, and 2.200 mm high at the cab when fully loaded. This makes the LF-7 suitable for narrow vein operations too. The 18-ton operating weight loader is powered by a 164 kW Cummins diesel engine and complies with Tier 3 and 4, and EU Stage 5 emission standards.
According to the manufacturer, the robust frame and the well-thought-out design should lead to low operating costs. One reason is the ease of maintenance. Vehicle data can be called up and evaluated via the ‘GHH InSiTE’ software.
GHH offers LHD´s with payloads from 3 to 21 tons. Adding the large range of low-profile loaders and electric loaders, GHH can be considered one of the market leaders in this segment. However, wheel loaders only make up a part of the overall offerings: GHH is a specialist in all kind of vehicles used in the rock logistics industry.