A new off road mining truck has been built that is also legal for public roads.
The Canadian built Dramis D55T off road mining truck is able to legally travel on public roads, unloaded, following five years of development and thousands of hours of testing in harsh conditions.
Seven of these trucks, with a payload capacity of 55 tonnes each, are being delivered to Chile for salt mining, adding to the Excon Construcciòn fleet. They come with Simard Suspensions which provide greater stability and enhance truck efficiency.
Denys Dufour, suspensions sales manager, Simard Suspensions, said the trucks will have double the capability of on highway trucks and will increase Excon Construcciòn’s production.
The trucks are also faster due to their adapted gear ratio and active hydraulic suspension. They can haul up to 90km per hour, enabling them to do more cycles than rigid or articulated trucks. According to the company, the price per tonne of the trucks are the most profitable within their category, and depending on configuration, their fuel consumption cost is between 15 and 20L per hour.
The trucks are available in several configurations and can adapt on all vocational commercial trucks such as Kenworth/Peterbilt and Mack/Volvo.