GHH dump truck leads the way

By | 2020-04-07T07:41:57+02:00 April 6th, 2020|
German equipment manufacturer GHH has developed the new MK-42 dump truck able to carry a payload of 45 000kg with a dump volume of 19-24m³. The MK-42 recently received the Red Dot design award.

Powerful dump truck from Germany. The new MK-42 from GHH loads 45 tonnes and boasts special features. Image credit: GHH

Powerful dump truck from Germany. The new MK-42 from GHH loads 45 tonnes and boasts special features. Image credit: GHH

A 460kW Mercedes OM473 forms the engine basis of the MK-42, fulfilling the latest emission standards according to Stage V. GHH also offers Tier 3 and 4 versions.

Alternatively, the Volvo TAD1651 or 1671 is available. The vehicle rests on Kessler axles with an oscillating articulation and front axle suspension. The power is transmitted by a converter and gearbox combination from the Dana 8000 series. The MK-42 with payload up to 45 metric tonnes, is designed for use in harsh environments, especially in underground hardrock mining applications. Its dimensions are surprisingly compact at 3062 x 10535 x 2719mm (WxLxH). Thanks to the large dumping angle of 68 degrees high efficiencies in productivity are fully supported by improved cycle time.

Special emphasis was placed on a safe and simple design in the best sense of the word. Low maintenance and repair costs are a core discipline of GHH, with operator safety and comfort in mind through the entire design process. The Rops/Fops certified cab is ergonomically designed to be spacious, quiet, pressurised and effectively air-conditioned, to ensure maximum operator comfort while minimising fatigue. And the strategically placed trainer seat provides for effective operator training maximising the outputs and minimising time spent on training.

The new MK-42 fits seamlessly into the manufacturer’s range of dump trucks. It has the perfect partner in GHH´s LF-14 Loader with three pass loading. Exclusively for Russia, GHH markets a special version named MK-A45. Global sales will start shortly as the prototype truck enters its final stage of rigorous testing. The new dump truck is sold by GHH Group, including all its subsidiaries and dealers.

The German manufacturer of heavy machinery for civil engineering, tunnelling and mining is considered a rock in the industry. Its roots go back to 1758.

The company separated from a former industrial conglomerate, which included giants such as MAN, Roland and MTU. It became part of the Schmidt Kranz Group, which also hosts companies such as MineMaster and Hazemag.