ANIMATIONS
 

ETF HAUL TRAIN 

ETF Haul Train leaving the pit, carrying an amazing payload of 870 ton on a single trip. The Haul Train, controlled by one operator, is ETF's answer to the demand from Mining Companies wanting to haul larger payloads than current Ultra Class trucks.

 

When dumping overburden, ETF Haul Trains feature a unique three way dump body configuration, enabling an amazing 870 ton payload to be simultaneously dumped in less than 1.5 minutes. The Haul Train, controlled by one operator, is ETF's answer to the demand from Mining Companies wanting to haul larger payloads than current Ultra Class trucks.

 


When dumping into crushers, ETF Haul Trains feature a unique three way dump body configuration, enabling an amazing 870 ton payload to be unloaded in less than 3.5 minutes. The Haul Train, controlled by one operator, is ETF's answer to the demand from Mining Companies wanting to haul larger payloads than current Ultra Class trucks.

 

ETF Haul Trains, controlled by one operator, are the answer to the demand for even larger payloads than current Ultra-Class Trucks offer. The innovative design results in the lowest cost per ton in the industry. ETF Haul Trains can be used on the same roads where current Large Haul Trucks are operating with existing haul road profiles and bend radius.

 

ETF MINING TRUCK

ETF is setting new standards in mining haulage. Stability issues with conventional Large Haul Trucks such as body swaying and frame racking are now issues of the past. Haul road maintenance is not as critical as it is essential operating conventional truck fleets. Undulation on haul roads and loading impacts are absorbed by the advanced hydro-pneumatic suspension/oscillating axle combination engineered into ETF Mining Trucks and Haul Trains. Operator comfort and safety considerations are now the best in the industry.

 

Comparison between a conventional 'Rigid Haul Truck' and the unconventional 'ETF'. Advanced axle oscillation and suspension absorbs the impact of the rock on all axles, compared with conventional limited wheel travel that inherently causes excessive body swaying and frame racking.

 

ETF developed a unique steering system. All wheels are steered at low to medium speeds reducing tyre wear, while at higher speeds the last two axle lines gradually change to nearly rigid resulting in better stability. ETF trucks are equipped with a special speed-proportional steering system. At very low speeds, such as when spotting the loader, the system requires only two turns from lock to lock. The whole system works automatically without interference from the operator.

 

ETF Mining Trucks: Mining Trucks and Haul Trains with ETF's innovative solution for maintenance & repair ensures 95 % technical availability, the lowest cost per ton, 12 % increased productivity, 10 % less trucks required for the job, 25 % less fuel costs, reduction in haul road construction costs and enormous environmental benefits.

 

ADVANCED HYDRO-PNEUMATIC SUSPENSION: Conventional large haul trucks have a limited suspension travel resulting in extreme forces on the main frame. ETF developed an advanced hydro-pneumatic suspension system which compensates the vehicle weight between the individual axle-lines. The extreme long suspension travel of 950 mm protects the main frame from racking (twisting). Another feature of the suspension is a better stability at negotiating curves resulting in higher permissible speeds and thus shorter trip times. The wheels always stay in contact with the road surface for optimal traction.

 

 

 

 

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