Vermeer Sales & Service will promote the Vermeer TL1255 terrain leveller on Stands H1070 and SL122 during Reed Exhibitions' AIMEX 2007 – Asia Pacific’s International Mining Exhibition, to be held at Sydney’s Olympic Park from September 4 to 7, 2007.
The 600hp TL1255 has a 3.7m wide tilting cutter drum, and can cut up to 81.2cm deep. The tilting drum facilitates the use of laser guidance technology to control grade.
Proprietary top down cutting technology is used, with the teeth cutting into rock as the machine moves forward. The TL1255 does not rely on tractive force to create tooth penetration.
The machine has the strength and power to grind through tough surfaces on a mining site. It employs heavy duty head shaft motors and splined headshafts. Because the cutting drum is an attachment, the TL1255 can be readily converted to work as a trencher, increasing its versatility.
While the Vermeer TL1255 Terrain Leveler can be seen as an alternative to ripping or drill-and-blast, its potential impact on mining methods is greater than this. It is designed to eliminate the need for primary crushers, large loaders, large mining haul trucks and the associated permits and licensing – in addition to rippers and drills.
One TL1255 can single-handedly perform site preparation and excavation, mine material, stabilise contaminated soil and remove any impediments to efficient mine operation.