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BELAZ 450 ton dump truck specifications released along with a model of the truck!!!

Discussion in 'Trucks' started by dominikat12, May 10, 2013.

  1. Nige

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    I think I'll believe it works when Belaz have sold 500+ units to mines world wide and their highest hour unit has 50,000+ operating hours on it combined with world-class availability (80+%).

    Not wanting to offend, but it's one thing to sell equipment in countries of the FSU (former Soviet Union) but entirely another to sell them to a market that insists on what might be classed as "higher standards".

    I have experience of Belaz equipment marketed in the UK a few years back in competition to established European brands. Their reliability was questionable, they spent most of the time broken down, and the customers who had purchased them as a cheap alternative to established brands like Mercedes, MAN, Magirus-Deutz, etc, eventually went back to their former suppliers. The UK dealer for Belaz no longer exists, in fact I think I'm correct in saying that there are no Belaz dealerships at all in Western Europe these days.

    As a final comment looking at the last photo Jewish posted above there is no way that body will hold 450 tonnes (unless the material is 3t/cu.m. loose density...........), there is not enough volume in it.
     
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    I was wondering about that too. The sides seem very low for one thing. Also what is the deal with the ribs on the inside of the box going crosswise? Seems like material would hang up and never come out. Or is the idea to build up a protective wear surface of material. We do something like that on some chutes in the quarry here to alow material to build up at the lower end to protect the steel of the chute.
     
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    It,s for grip on the tracks of the Chetra T40 dozers!!
     
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    A few new pics from the Belaz Trucks Americas

    http://www.belaztrucks.com/belaz-unveils-worlds-largest-mining-truck/

    Zhodino, Belarus

    On the 25th of September, BELAZ celebrated its 65th anniversary. The customers, dignitaries, suppliers and special guests witnessed the unveiling of three new products: a 90mt (100) electric drive truck, a remotely controlled 136mt (150) truck and the world’s largest capacity mining truck, the 450mt (500) model 75710. All three trucks were available for hands-on inspection and in-operation viewing at the BELAZ engineering test facility.

    The 75710 was designed at the request of long time BELAZ customers. Those customers operate trucks ranging in capacity from 130 to 360 metric tons. They demanded that the 75710 incorporate all of the design characteristics of their current trucks

    • Excellent performance and reliability provide by high performance engines from leading manufacturers, AC electric drive systems and efficient body hoist systems
    • Good maneuverability and superior ride comfort based on optimal integration of the truck and steering system and application of the innovative BELAZ designed pneumohydraulic suspension.
    • Operator safety and comfort with a modern cab, hydrostatic steering, and a high-performance electrodynamic retarder.
    • Long service life as a result of using advanced propulsion systems, latest technology components and assemblies and high strength materials in the frame and body.

    Through a combination of unique designs and engineering innovations, the BELAZ product development experts were able to incorporate the traditional BELAZ truck characteristics into a hauler capable of carrying 450 metric tons of material and operating in the same footprint as its 320mt and 360mt predecessors. The model 75710 is designed to present a compact profile, achieve a significant performance increase and meet world safety standards.

    Unique design features include:

    • 450mt payload capacity by using 8 tires
    • Excellent maneuverability by using two pivoted axles and BELAZ engineered steering kinematics. The turning radius of the 75710 is 19.8 meters. (Turning radius of a 360mt capacity truck is 17.2 meters)
    • Perfect stability without sacrificing ride comfort due to use of anti-roll bar struts in the suspension system
    • The ability to operate at or near rated capacity in high rolling resistance environments through the standard all-wheel drive configuration.
    • Superior dumping performance with power enhanced hydraulic hoist drive
    • Optimized fuel efficiency by operating only one of the two engines when the truck is not loaded.
    • High performance, reliability and safe operation are provided by a “smart” AC electric drive system with electronic differentials and antiskid system

    Performance characteristics of the 450mt truck are impressive: The ability to climb protracted longitudinal grades to 14% and short slopes up to 18%. Maximum truck speed of 64km/h. Resistance to “bogging down” or reducing payloads is very wet or unstable soil conditions.

    25% Productivity Gain: As a result of its innovative design and unique features the BelAZ-75710 is estimated to provide a productivity gain of 25% versus the largest capacity trucks currently in use.

    Discussions are being held with a number of customers to determine where the truck will make its debut in the dirt. Field trials are ready to begin. The sale of trucks will begin during 2014.

    The launce of the BELAZ – 75710 is the latest result of the sustainable implementation of the BELAZ corporate mission:

    • Increased unit production capacity
    • Reduced cost per ton of material hauled
    • Increased automation of BELAZ mining equipment.

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    How about a video of this truck actually on the job in a pit, I keep seeing all of these pictures and vids but none of it actually hauling some material in actual conditions.
     
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    How about a bit patience?
     
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    Looks like it is still undergoing testing. I would like to see it once it makes it to a mine site, and hear how it compares with the other trucks.
     
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    How thick is the chassis? Do you think it is around 1 meter? It seems incredibly solid and thick
     
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    So would I. Allegedly the first machine has been on a mine site since October and yet there are still no photos or video available of it working. That compares markedly to the amount of photos/video of machines in the factory posted on the internet for the past year or so. I may be reading more into it than other people but to me that possibly spells out that things are not quite going as planned. Having been to Kemerovo (where the first machine has gone) before the winter weather there is brutal (down to -45 and below) so maybe there have been difficulties with assembly caused by weather conditions. Either way, no-one's telling.
     
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    well in -45 that steel is going to be brittle as all heck. I wish them luck with it, they are going to need it.
     
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    I'm not sure how the russian steel is, but cat, komatsu, liebherr, and terex/unit rig/cat, seem to survive the oilsands okay. And it gets to -40 and below there frequently in the winter months. You could tell when it was getting cold by the number of D11s with broken e bars coming to the shop, but I never saw much cold induced breakage on the trucks, not to say it never happened though.
     
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    I was referring to temperatures that would go down to -45 Celsius (-50 F for our US viewers) pretty much on a daily basis during the depths of winter BTW .......
     
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    So was Ben.....LOL.
     
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    Brian knows the cold better than me!
     
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    I disagree. The added length of that body will most certainly hold the 450 tonne payload they claim. With material weighing in at 1.8 t/m, you can get over 500 tons on a 797 with relative ease. Moving to some of our heavier material, at 2.1 t/m, you can get up around 600 tons into a 97 (I'm not recommending it, but it can be done). While the box is shallower, it is also considerably longer, so stacking up the material to reach weight shouldn't be an issue.

    You might want to check into the make of tires on that truck. I checked around until I could find a shot of the sidewall with the name on it, and it says Bridgestone. I have no idea if they are bias or radial, but they are not Belshina.