Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology has launched a new 12-tonne capacity, heavy-duty flameproof underground loader.
The manufacturer says the Sandvik LS312’s new certified diesel engine system has been designed to cut emissions and maintenance.
“Our new Sandvik LS312 flameproof underground loader is full of new innovations designed to improve safety, minimise emissions, increase productivity and lower your operating costs,” product manager Zane Swingler said.
“We have combined feedback from customers and service personnel with our long history in underground coal LHDs to continually improve the product.“
Sandvik LS312 is designed to meet the latest major international safety standards, including electronic diesel engine safety shutdown systems and roll-over and falling objects (ROPS/FOPS) protection fitted as standard on all units.
Sandvik says this new LHD utility vehicle provides a safe and efficient solution to meet the challenges of underground coal loading and hauling applications and reduces personnel exposure to harmful diesel emissions through use of Tier II engine and integrated exhaust aftertreatment systems.
The new LS312 can be used in conjunction with Sandvik’s 57-tonne hydraulic assist roof support trailer for relocating larger longwall equipment, as well as a range of other quick detachment system (QDS) attachments.