ONTARIO - MILLER TECHNOLOGY of North Bay has been selected to represent CHAMPION equipment for mining applications, including graders for underground applications. Champion's regional Canadian dealers serve traditional customers in paving, construction, landscape and municipal markets.
Champion's first underground grader, a C86C compact model, is already on the job maintaining haul roads for a gold and copper mine in Red Lake, Ont. The machine operates 1,500 metres underground between the mining faces and the crusher. The wet, rough condition of the roads have exacted a cost to the mine as a result of ore spillage en route and wear and tear on haul trucks not to mention wear and tear on their drivers.
The Champion C86C grader is a tandem-axle 110-hp all-wheel-drive unit that weighs in at 7,030 kg (standard configuration) over a length of just under 6.4 metres. Its compact length is an advantage for the confined underground work spaces. The articulated frame and a newly engineered front axle give it the tightest turning radius in its class, at just 5.8 metres. The new "C-Series" front axle also allows 50 of steering angle left and right and 560 mm of ground clearance.
For more information go to www.MillerTechnology.com or www.ChampionMotorGraders.com.