SANY 75 t excavator gaining traction in Africa mining market, GEM says

Goscor Earth Moving (GEM), part of the Goscor Group, has launched SANY’s SY75 excavator into the Africa mining market and received a positive response from the continent’s miners.

The SY75 is a primary loading tool for the mining industry, from open pit to alluvial diamond mining.

The 75 t excavator is ideal for loading blasted material onto articulated dump trucks (ADT), as well as for stripping top soil and free digging, according to Andre Steenkamp, General Manager of the SANY range under GEM. For example, the 4.2 m³ bucket allows a 40 t ADT to be loaded in less than seven passes.

GEM, which is the official distributor in Africa for SANY products, is already registering significant interest for the SY75, with the second unit to be imported from China already pre-sold prior to delivery. In addition, a major Zambia copper mine ordered four units on a trial basis. This has since led to another six units being ordered, GEM said.

“The SY75 will definitely carve a niche for itself in the market, due to its reliable power source and impeccable back-up from GEM,” Steenkamp said. The Isuzu 6 W G1X engine delivers a maximum torque of 2,138 Nm at 1,500 rpm.

In addition, the SY75 features a self-diagnostic system that flags technical issues quickly, reducing downtime.

The excavator has a maximum digging depth of 7,620 mm, and a maximum excavating distance of 12,050 mm. The maximum digging height is 11,200 mm, while the maximum dumping height is 7,250 mm. It has a 7 m boom and a 3 m arm, which translates into a bucket digging force of 402 kN and an arm digging force of 345 kN.

While the SANY brand is fairly new to the South Africa mining industry, especially in open-pit mining, Steenkamp expects the addition of the SY75 to allow GEM to offer complete solutions for its mining customers, no matter the size of the operation.

“SANY is on a par with well-known competitor brands when it comes to technology, but at a fraction of the price. It also innovates constantly, and will be launching two new products at Bauma China in Shanghai in November,” Steenkamp said.