Metalloinvest’s Mikhailovsky mining and processing plant named after AV Varichev launched a new 240-ton BELAZ. It is involved in the transportation of rock mass to transfer points and a crushing and conveyor complex. The received dump truck became the third machine of this capacity at the plant. Within a few weeks, it is planned to commission another similar heavy-duty truck. The cars are being purchased as part of Metalloinvest's investment program for the development of the mining and transportation complex, aimed at updating the fleet and switching to high-performance equipment.
A pilot project has been introduced in the new car - the "Antison" security system. Cameras in the cockpit record facial expressions, eye movements and turns of the driver's head. When signs of tiredness or drowsiness appear, a beep sounds. Based on the results of the tests, a decision will be made to implement the system on other quarry equipment.
The dump truck's engine power has been increased by 200 horsepower, which allows it to confidently climb hills. Strengthened front suspension elements, tie rods and ball joints, which provide stability on the road and a smooth ride. The body of the dump truck is equipped with a massive front visor, which completely covers the technological platform and the cab from falling debris. BELAZ has modern systems of automatic fire extinguishing, tire pressure monitoring and video review. The on-board computer controls all the parameters of the heavy truck.