Mining and tunneling equipment manufacturer GHH has unveiled a new load haul dumper (LHD): the LF-10 NEO.
The powerful, compact 10-ton loader is an all-around improved version of the already established LF-10, and is the latest in a line of new GHH loaders like the LF-14, the LF-7 and the LF-8.
“The LF-10 NEO has a z-link design with the maximum tipping height in its class, of 2.5 meters, which is perfect for truck loading all 30-ton trucks in the market,” said Ingo Rath, product line manager, Loaders. “The high break out forces, efficient boom and bucket motion times as well as the strong power to weight ratio makes the LF-10 NEO one of the best in class.”
With a length of 9.6 m and width of 2.6 m, the LF-10 NEO is ideal for maneuverability in a mid-seam underground mining environment.
Best-in-class in the mid-range segment
The standard bucket holds 4.6 m3 or 10 tons at 2,500 mm width, making loading and unloading easier and more cost-effective.
“GHH installs the water-cooled Mercedes OM936 diesel engine with 240 kW which is the best in the 10-ton loader size class,” Rath said. “The large fuel tank also allows for full shift operation with no worry for refueling mid-shift and losing valuable production time.”
Exhaust gas emissions complies with EPA Tier 3 or EU Stage IIIA on the standard machine, while EU Stage V is also optionally available. The low fuel consumption, ease of maintainability and robust design as well as durability and reliability of the product all add to the low operating costs.
The LF-10 NEO has a great operators’ compartment that boasts excellent ergonomics. There is also a nice, large footbox giving the operator significantly more space and comfort, while the excellent visibility rounds off an already well-designed compartment. In general, the loader now comes standard with useful safety and maintainability features such as the Proximity Detection System (PDS) interface, which allows the integration of third-party equipment, and optional wear sensors on the brakes.
Easy operation, seamless integration
Like other GHH vehicles, the articulated LF-10 NEO is designed for underground hard rock mining and can be ordered with many options. Also worth mentioning is the seamless integration with electronic monitoring and digital analytics systems GHH inSiTE, which provides for great insight into the machine performance and maintenance requirements and can be tailored to customers specific needs.
The NEO joins the company´s mid-range segment of LHD offering, which is one of the most comprehensive on the market: the range of 18 diesel and electric models with payloads from 1-21 tons is a weighty factor in choosing the perfect loader.