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6 Q&A about Mining Tipper Trucks

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Mining tipper trucks and excavators are common mining equipment in mines. We have discussed 7 Q&A about excavators before. This article will take you to understand 6 Q&A about mining tipper trucks to help you better understand mining tipper trucks.

01 What is mining tipper truck?

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Mining tipper trucks are the dump trucks used to transport coal and sand in large open-pit mines and water conservancy projects. In civil engineering, mining tipper trucks are often combined with construction machinery such as excavators, loaders, and belt conveyors to form a loading, transporting and unloading production line for loading and unloading of earthwork, sand, and bulk materials.

Mining tipper trucks have become the main means of transportation for the development and production of open-pit mines due to their advantages of good mobility, fast turnover, and large load capacity. There are mainly the United States, Japan, Belarus, Germany, China and a few industrial developed countries with mines can independently develop mining tipper trucks, the series from 100 tons to 360 tons.

02 How does mining tipper truck works?

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Mining tipper truck is mainly composed of engine, chassis, control compartment (head), generator system, body (actuation system) and auxiliary power system. The cargo box of the mining tipper truck is larger and clumsier than that of the general tipper truck. Therefore, a set of hydraulic lifting devices with a large load-bearing capacity are required as lifting aids during loading and unloading operations. After the cargo box is lifted to the highest point by the lift valve, the limit valve starts to function and then the cargo box moves backward to complete the unloading of materials.

03 How many types of mining tipper truck are there?

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According to the classification of transmission mode, mining tipper trucks can be divided into electric wheel mining tipper trucks and mechanical transmission mining tipper trucks. Light electric wheel mining tipper trucks are generally below 108 tonnage, and heavy ones are generally 108-360 tonnage. Mechanical transmission mining tipper trucks are generally below 85 tonnage, heavy ones are generally 85-318 tonnage.

Heavy electric wheel mining tipper truck as a new kind of automobile has developed mature, its loading capacity has risen from 77 tons of the first truck to 317.5 tons at present.

Among the transportation equipment for large-scale open-pit mines with an annual mining volume of more than 10 million tons, electric wheel mine tipper trucks have occupied 2/3 of the market, bearing 40% of the world's coal and 90% of iron ore mining and transportation volume.

04 How to choose mining tipper truck?

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In the selection of tipper truck in open-pit mine, the vehicle tonnage should be considered to match with the supporting loading machinery. For example, the compartment volume of a mine tipper truck is generally 3 or 4 times the volume of an electric bucket. In addition, it is not that the larger the tonnage of the vehicle, the better. And various transportation costs must be considered comprehensively.

05 How much is a mining tipper truck?

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Due to the different tonnage of mine tipper trucks, the price varies greatly, ranging from $15,000 to $200,000. In addition to the purchase cost, the following costs are included:

Fuel cost: Average weekly cost is $1000-$1500

Insurance: Depending on the coverage and level of insurance, it may range from $7,000 to $20,000

Tire cost: Each tire replacement costs between $600 and $1000

Labor cost: Labor costs vary by region, averaging around $650 per week in Wisconsin and $600 per week in Illinois

Repair cost: Varies based on inspection frequency and incident severity

06 Where to buy a mining tipper truck?

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There are many manufacturers of mining tipper trucks, such as Kenworth, Peterbilt, Mack, Freightliner, Western Star and Xinhai. If you want to know the quotation of mine tipper truck, you can contact our website customer service, we will provide you with a complete quotation scheme.

07To Wrap Up

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