Sandvik launches LH621i loader in Australia

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Sandvik has released the LH621i loader in Australia for large-scale underground production and mine development

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Sandvik’s new LH621i loader has been designed for rapid mine development and large-scale underground production

Sandvik’s new LH621i loader is the latest addition to Sandvik’s i-Series load and haul product range and sets the industry standard in the 21-ton underground loader range, says the company.

The new high-capacity loader is a matching pair with the previously introduced Sandvik TH663i truck, considering the designed payload capacities.

Sandvik LH621i has been built on proven technology inherited from its predecessor, the Sandvik LH621, and enters the market equipped with further improved features. With superior hydraulic power for fast bucket filling and drivetrain power for high ramp speeds, Sandvik LH621i is designed to quickly clear tunnel headings for rapid advance rates, says Sandvik. Engineered with operator and maintenance personnel safety in mind, the rugged loader offers long component lifetimes and low costs per tonne, it adds.

For easy product health monitoring and faster trouble shooting, the Sandvik LH621i features the latest Sandvik Intelligent Control System and My Sandvik Digital Services Knowledge Box on-board hardware as standard. The equipment has been designed automation ready, which makes the unit flexible, enabling Sandvik’s AutoMine installation as a retrofit in a couple of days. To improve comfort and productivity in manual operation, significant improvements have been made to the operator’s compartment, as Sandvik LH621i features a new more spacious and ergonomic cabin with increased visibility and a seven-inch (18cm) touchscreen color display.

In the engine compartment, a fuel efficient 352kW Stage II/Tier 2 engine deliveries powerful thrust for fast bucket filling and high-speed tramming for high productivity. A new, more powerful 375kW Tier 4f/Stage IV low emission engine option is available with the use of ultra low sulphur diesel fuel. The diesel engine brake in the Stage IV/Tier 4f engine provides better control of vehicle speed downhill, minimizing brake and transmission overheating and brake wear. Further, SHARK Ground Engaging Tools are available on a wide range of bucket sizes, optimized for loader productivity and extended bucket service life.

"The new Sandvik LH621i competes in a space of its own. This new 21-ton capacity loader truly represents a new breed of productivity and emphasizes Sandvik’s capability to develop robust and efficient underground load and haul equipment," says Olli Karlsson, product line manager, large loaders, Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology.

Sandvik’s i series loader and truck family now forms a full house of intelligent equipment with two loaders and three trucks: Sandvik LH517i, Sandvik LH621i, Sandvik TH545i, Sandvik TH551i and Sandvik TH663i.

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