BAS unveils new widespread haul truck models

BAS Mining Trucks recently introduced its newest truck models, the 10×4 and 8×4 widespread tipper trucks, which both offer greater safety, higher payload and better overall cost-efficiency.

The company said the new widespread models feature a 38-tonne tandem axle, which with the axles placed further apart now offers tandem axle strength.

“This way, more space is created to mount bigger and wider tires,” BAS said. “This brings more stability during driving and unloading on the one hand.”

On the other hand, it also allows for increased carrying capacity, resulting in a 10×4 tipper truck with a capacity of 31 cubic meters and a net payload of 56 tonnes, and 8×4 tipper truck with 45-tonne net payload.

The new releases have a top speed of 50 km/h and can operate on a gradeability up to 15%. On the 10×4, a pneumatically suspended third axle lifts automatically when empty or in reverse to reduce wear and tear of the axle.

The BAS Mining Trucks are based on the Volvo FMX. A new cab is more spacious and designed for better visibility, with all windows (front and sides) designed wider, improving visibility around the truck. 

Additionally, the secondary display inside the cab allows for simultaneous visuals of both the rear-view camera as other installed cameras, but also the side slope indicator and other functions. 

A D13 engine, in combination with Powertronic transmission, results in low diesel consumption, high torque and low maintenance costs, and a hydraulic retarder is available when downhill segments are expected. 

“In the automatic mode, the truck will decide whether to use service brake, engine brake or retarder. This results in safer operating conditions and a longer brake life,” BAS said.

They also have an available payload measurement system, inclinometer and BAS Fleet Connect.

“The higher payload compared to standard tipper trucks, articulated trucks and similar size, rigid trucks, leads to a mining truck with the lowest cost per tonne in general,” Director Bas van Heertum said.