A new EKG-20 excavator with a 20 cubic meters bucket was put into operation at Lebedinsky GOK of Metalloinvest. The modern production equipment was purchased as part of Metalloinvest's investment programme to modernise its mining transport division. The new EKG-20 is easy to operate and is highly manoeuvrable. Its operation is monitored by an electronic control system and all data is displayed on an information panel in the cabin. The operator is able to monitor the weight of the load, its movement trajectory and the condition of the main systems, components and mechanisms. To ensure safe loading operations, the excavator is equipped with an external video surveillance system. The cabin is equipped with an air purification and climate control system.
As part of its programme to modernise its mining transport division, Metalloinvest regularly adds modern, high-tech and environmentally friendly equipment to the quarry transportation fleets at Lebedinsky GOK and Andrey Varichev Mikhailovsky GOK.