Govt launches first ever Electric Drive Rear Dump Truck | Current Affairs, Current Affairs 2018

Govt launches first ever Electric Drive Rear Dump Truck

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Country’s first 205T Electric Drive Rear Dump Truck (Model BH205-E) was launched by BEML.
The vehicle was the developed by BEML Limited, a defence public sector company, with an objective of strengthening the ‘Make in India’ initiative.

This new rear dump truck is expected to address the growing demand for higher capacity equipment in the mining industry. BH205E, electric drive rear dump truck for large scale mining operations, is powered by Tier -II emission compliant Modular Common Rail Electronic Engine with 2300 HP. The AC drive system has been engineered to provide exceptional haul road performance with reduced maintenance. The Dump Truck is environmental friendly in relation to mechanical drive due to its superior efficiency. State of the art AC drive system has been engineered for best in class efficiency and reliability. Consumption of transmission oil, final drive and brake cooling oil are eliminated reducing the environmental impact over its life cycle.
The dump truck weighs 335 tons when fully loaded but is easily maneuverable with power-steering and short turning radius. Emphasis has been accorded to operators comfort while designing the machine and it has an ergonomically designed dash board and tiltable telescopic steering wheel. Other salient features of the truck include good visibility in addition to safety features with provisions for emergency steering, breaking and proximity warning.

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