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Schlam launches lighter Hercules

Schlam has launched the Hercules EXO – a next-generation mining dump body that is 20 per cent lighter

The Hercules EXO has an ultra-lightweight body

Schlam has launched the Hercules EXO – a next-generation mining dump body that offers iron ore miners both a higher payload potential and longer service life.

The Hercules EXO is a 240-tonne class iron ore specific dump body that is 20 per cent lighter than the company’s existing Hercules body, after a redesign to reduce weight in all non-wearing components.

The decreased weight gives miners a greater payload potential, while a complete redesign and innovative material selection have resulted in a 100 per cent increase in service life, Schlam says.

Schlam CEO Matt Thomas says that miners had to compromise between payload and longer service life before the Hercules EXO arrived in the market.

“The Hercules EXO is an ultra-lightweight body that maximises payload without sacrificing body life or requiring the addition of wear packages.

“It is the culmination of 20 years of continuous improvement and innovation wrapped into one high-performance dump body,” Thomas states.

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