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India’s first 205 tonne dump truck by BEML launched in Mysuru

Making history: The indigenously designed 205T Electric Drive Rear Dump Truck (Model BH 205-E).

Making history: The indigenously designed 205T Electric Drive Rear Dump Truck (Model BH 205-E).  

The truck has been developed for use in the project of Northern Coalfields Limited, Singrauli

The country’s first 205T Electric Drive Rear Dump Truck (BH205-E) – designed and developed at the Mysuru plant of Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML) – was flagged off here on Monday.

A premier manufacturer of mining and construction equipments, BEML, a PSU under the Ministry of Defence, developed the gargantuan dump truck to reinforce the ‘Make in India’ initiative by addressing the growing demand for higher capacity equipments in the mining industry.

The dump truck has been developed for use in the project of Northern Coalfields Limited (NCL), Singrauli.

P.K. Sinha, chairman and MD, NCL; and Deepak Kumar Hota, chairman and MD, BEML, flagged off the new generation truck at an event on the BEML company campus.

After flagging off the truck, the dignitaries were taken on a drive in the campus to help them experience the vehicle’s engineering and making by the staff of BEML, one of the leading multi-technology ‘Miniratna Category 1’ company.

BEML Mysuru had recently developed and supplied 150T payload capacity dump truck (BH150-E) to the South Eastern Coalfields Limited (SECL) for its Gevra project.

Mr. Hota, after the launch, said BEML has reached another milestone in its R and D efforts by launching the dump truck. “The dump truck is a tribute to the Make in India initiative from the BEML, its officers and staff.”

In his address, Mr. Sinha said 14% of equipment used for mining operations at the NCL were from BEML. This dump truck has been suitably designed for mining operations at NCL projects. He said NCL’s annual coal production has touched 100 million tonnes from 62 million tonnes and the association with BEML will continue to meet goals.

Large-scale mining

BH205-E has been developed for large-scale mining operations. It is powered by Tier-II emission complaint modular common rail electronic engine with 2300HP. The AC drive system has been engineered to provide exceptional haul road performance with reduced maintenance, according to the BEML.

The truck weighs 335 tonnes when fully loaded but it is easily manoeuvrable with power-steering and short turning radius. It has an ergonomically designed dash board and a tiltable telescopic steering wheel. Other features include good visibility in addition to safety with provisions for emergency steering, breaking and proximity warning.

B.R. Vishwanath, Director (Mining and Construction), BEML; Gunadhara Pandey, director, NCL; H.S. Ranganath, CGM, BEML; and other officers were present.

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