DT Australia will promote the curved-style Hercules dump truck bodies on Stand H1006 at AIMEX.
According to Steve Turner, sales and marketing manager with DT Australia, Hercules bodies can give a payload increase of 10 to 15 per cent, resulting in substantial economic benefits for mining and contracting operations through increased productivity and haulage cost reductions.
“Based on a site running 10 trucks for 10 hours a day with three cycles an hour, a Hercules body would increase payload by nearly 14,000 extra tonnes a day, without increasing production costs,” he said.
The payback period on the investment in one Hercules body was “very short, sometimes several months and usually less than a year”.
Turner said that apart from extra capacity, key features of the Hercules included lower body weight, reduced wear, reduced maintenance and increased durability and reliability.
“It also enhances truck stability, dumping and has a simplified single shovel target area for loading.”
Optimal axle weight distribution and reduced rock spillage means tyre wear was also substantially reduced, Turner said.
“We also offer a unique wear management strategy to ensure body weight does not increase over the life of the body, while maintenance downtime is reduced through the Hercules body’s design.”
A further advantage of the Hercules body was its lower environmental impact through reduced fuel consumption.