Komatsu haul trucks now available with LNG conversions

GFS Corp, a natural gas conversion technology specialist and the first to market conversion packs for large mine haul trucks has announced two new additions.

 It has unveiled GFS two product linesto its NG+D brand of natural gas plus diesel conversion systems.

The newproduct models are the EVO-MT 8300 for the Komatsu 830 model haul truck and the EVO-MT 9300 for the Komatsu 930 model haul truck.  These new additions addt o GFS Corp’s current product line-up of conversion systems for the Caterpillar777 and 793 mechanical drive trucks.

GFS is the first company to offer a fully integrated LNG conversion solution for large mine haul trucks and has had its EVO-MT 7930 systems operating on Cat 793B model haul trucks for over a year at Alpha Natural Resource’s Belle Ayr mine in Gillette, Wyoming.

The two new NG+D systems represent the company’s first offering for electrical drive trucks.

The company says that its EVO-MT 8300 System for the Komatsu 830 truck will be operating at a launch customer’s mine in the fourth quarter of this year.Additional Komatsu trucks with both the EVO-MT 8300 and EVO-MT 9300 Systems installed will be operating at other locations shortly thereafter.

“We are excited to announce two new mining products here at the High Horsepower Summit in Chicago.  Our new EVO-MT 8300 and 9300 Systems for the Komatsu 830 and 930 trucks build upon our success to date and represent a significant technological advancement of our core MT product,” said Jason Green, company President. “We look forward to seeing the first Komatsu trucks operating with our launch customer later this year.”

As with the company’s other haul truck conversion offerings, the EVO-MT 8300 and 9300 systems are fully integrated solutions that include a proprietary onboard LNG fuel storage system, LNG vaporisation and gas control, electronic control unit and NG+D engine controls and safety systems. The EVO-MT 8300/9300 systems are offered with either 300 or600 gal of onboard LNG capacity depending on configuration. The new systems are designed for in field retrofit and will require about two days to install and commission.

The company says that its EVO-MT System enables operators of mine haul trucks to substantially reduce operational cost sand improve sustainability by substituting diesel fuel with lower cost, cleaner burning natural gas. The EVO-MT™ System is comprised of patented and proprietary technologies that allow haul trucks to safely operate on gas percentages of up to 50% of their total fuel requirement. Trucks converted to adiesel + LNG operation exhibit diesel-like performance in such critical areas as power, response and efficiency.

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