Sandvik’s second i-series loader, Sandvik LH621i, is targeted at rapid mine development and large-scale underground production.
The new high-capacity loader matches well with the Sandvik TH663i truck, considering the designed payload capacities.
The 21-tonne underground loader has been built on technology inherited from its predecessor, the Sandvik LH621.
Features include superior hydraulic power for fast bucket filling and drivetrain power for high ramp speeds.
Sandvik says its rugged new loader is designed to quickly clear tunnel headings for rapid advance rates.
The Sandvik LH621i features the latest Sandvik Intelligent Control System and My Sandvik Digital Services Knowledge Box™ on-board hardware as standard.
The equipment has been designed automation ready, which makes the unit flexible, enabling Sandvik’s AutoMine® installation also as a retrofit.
Significant improvements have been made to the operator’s compartment, as the Sandvik LH621i features a new more spacious and ergonomic cabin with increased visibility and a 7’’ touch-screen color display, among others.
SHARK™ Ground Engaging Tools (G.E.T.) are available on a wide range of bucket sizes, optimized for loader productivity and extended bucket service life.
“The new Sandvik LH621i competes in a space of its own. This new 21-ton capacity loader truly represents a new breed of productivity and emphasizes Sandvik’s capability to develop robust and efficient underground load and haul equipment,” Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology product line manager, large loaders, Olli Karlsson said.
Sandvik’s i series loader and truck family includes Sandvik LH517i, Sandvik LH621i, Sandvik TH545i, Sandvik TH551i and Sandvik TH663i.