New countries embrace Duratray Haulage Solutions
After successful trials in both Siberia and Kyrgyzstan mining companies, Kazakhstan and other Russian territories are planning to upgrade their fleets to the Duratray technology in order to maximize payloads within the available capability of their trucks from various OEM such as Caterpillar, Belaz and others.
The fleet of six CAT789 Suspended Dump Bodies running in Kumtor has each completed more than 14,000 hours virtually maintenance free in an environment with abrasive material and difficult climatic conditions. This benefit was also complemented by an increase of sixteen percentage of average payload and a noticeable reduction of spillage.
After a successful trial with Suek in a large coal mine, Duratray bodies will be deployed in one of the iron ore mines of Severstal. A small order of Suspended Dump Bodies for Belaz trucks is being supplemented by one the largest orders of the lightweight steel bodies (XP) for Caterpillar trucks, that will be manufactured over the next 2 years, taking the fleet over 30 units of 220 tonnes.
This will result in the one of the largest single users of Duratray bodies in the Asian region, with ongoing discussions for follow-up orders in other mines of this new Russian customer.