BHQOSE: BEML launches India’s first 205T Electric Drive Rear Dump Truck
India’s first 205T Electric Drive Rear Dump Truck (Model BH205-E), designed and developed by Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML) was flagged off recently. The dump truck has been developed for use in the project of Northern Coalfields Limited (NCL), Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh. It will also help to address the growing demand for higher capacity equipments in mining industry.
BH205E is electric drive rear dump truck for large scale mining operations. It has been indigenously designed and developed by Mysuru plant of BEML to reinforce ‘Make in India’ initiative and address growing demand for higher capacity equipments in the mining industry. It is powered by Tier II emission compliant Modular Common Rail Electronic Engine with 2300 HP capacity. It has AC drive system to provide exceptional haul road performance with reduced maintenance.
The dump truck weighs 335 tonnes when fully loaded. It is easily manoeuvrable with power-steering and short turning radius. It has ergonomically designed dash board and tiltable telescopic steering wheel. Its other important features also include good visibility in addition to safety with provisions for emergency steering, breaking and proximity warning.
Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML)
BEML is public sector undertaking under Ministry of Defence. It manufactures a variety of heavy equipment, such as that used for earth moving, transport and mining. It was incorporated in May 1964. It is headquartered in Bengaluru. BEML is Asia’s second-largest manufacturer of earth moving equipment, and it controls 70% of India’s market in that sector.