SWEDEN – Atlas Copco is celebrating the 100th sale of its Scooptram ST7 loader, confirming the international success of this new generation LHD in terms of underground loading technology and design.
The benchmark vehicle was sold to Vostok-Metall Trans of Kazakhstan and will be delivered this month. It is to be used for underground development work at Ridder- Sokolnyi gold mine.
The manufacturer notes that the ST7 is built for comfort, safety, fuel efficiency and productivity. But perhaps the most significant advantage is fuel efficiency. The Scooptram is reported to consume just 10 L/h with its water-cooled Cummins QSB6,7 193 hp, EPA Tier 3/Stage III engine, which is typically half that of other LHDs. The on-board computer calculates the optimum power needed at any time during operations, resulting in lower fuel consumption and lower emissions, compared with operating on full throttle for most of the time.
The ST7 features an air conditioned cab, low noise levels, improved lighting and more efficient emergency and alarm systems. It also has excellent traction control which is easy on the tires, meaning fewer tire changes. Service intervals are longer than for older generation LHDs, and fewer spare parts are needed due to improved parts wear.
Contact your local Atlas Copco dealer or product manager Naval Singh, firstname.lastname@example.org.