Germany-based Paus has released a new 16 t payload underground dump truck suitable for the narrow vein mining market.
The brand-new PMKM 8030 dump truck is one of most compact and powerful machines in its class, according to Paus, coming with EU Stage V/US Tier 4 Final engine options from Cummins and Caterpillar with up to 190 kW of power.
Paus explained: “Whereas the well established sister machine, type PMKM 8010, is a machine with less width at increased length and height, the new PMKM 8030 comes up with a broader, shorter and narrow design at a reduced loading height and with improved driving characteristics due to the lowered centre of gravity, bigger tyres and new axles with an integrated oscillation.”
A more powerful driveline and increased performance at reduced lifting and tipping times means the overall cycle time has been reduced significantly, according to the company.
The PMKM 8030 has an 8 cu.m dump box, a mining safety package including ROPS/FOPS protection and SAHR brakes, plus a new spacious, comfortable cab with 90° rotating driver’s seat.
Options for the dump truck include an ‘HD’ dump body, ‘LD’ dump body, and tailgate for dump body. The machine also has a data communication interface through PausConnect, the OEM’s lifecycle cost monitoring solution. It also operates as standard in temperatures ranging from -20°C up to 50°C.
Further state-of-the-art safety equipment like a button for brake test, three-point seat belt, seat belt and/or seat contact monitoring, different HRD on-board fire extinguishing systems, bird view camera, tyre pressure monitoring, gas monitoring system and others are available as an option.
“The selection of new components, the arrangement and a variety of options available along with the machine unveil the new PMKM 8030 as a more durable, more efficient and more easy to maintain machine for first and foremost economic use in underground mining,” Paus concluded.