Sandvik is upgrading its three–tonne loader for narrow-vein applications, offering the newly rebranded Toro™ LH202 with an EU Stage V compliant engine.
The Toro LH202 loader is, Sandvik says, a reliable workhorse designed specifically for narrow-vein underground mining applications. With its robust structure, very compact size and three–tonne payload capacity, the loader is tailored to meet productivity targets in challenging environments and is optimised to fit tunnel widths between 2 m and 2.5 m, to reduce dilution.
In addition to underground narrow-vein mines, the Toro LH202 is suited for tunnelling.
Due to its relatively light weight and the possibility to disassemble the equipment for transport, the Toro LH202 is ideal for projects located in remote areas with challenging access, according to the company.
The new Stage V engine from Deutz on board the machine delivers best in class MSHA and CANMET ventilation rates with ultra-low-sulphur diesel fuel while maintaining performance and fuel efficiency, Sandvik says. The Stage V engine aftertreatment is a diesel particulate filter (DPF), which uses passive regeneration during normal engine operation to oxidise the soot trapped in the DPF core. The other available engine configuration is a 50 kW air-cooled turbocharged direct injection diesel engine, also from the engine manufacturer Deutz, with catalytic purifier and muffler, the company added
In addition to traditional fossil diesel fuel, the Stage V engine can use paraffinic diesel fuels, meeting the requirements of EN 15940, which reduces emissions of CO, CO2, HC, NOx and diesel particulates. Further, these engines can also use biofuel blends (such as FAME) meeting requirements of EN 590. Higher blends may also be used after consulting with Sandvik representatives, the company says.