Sandvik is keeping focus on its long-term sustainability commitment and continues its program to develop stage 5 compliant underground loaders and trucks for the mining industry.
After announcing the launch of the first stage 5 loaders in December 2019, the first truck with the new engine technology is now being tested at the Tara mine (Ireland).
As a result of collaborative product development work, the engines – delivered by Volvo Penta – and Sandvik load and haul equipment work seamlessly together to maintain productivity and reliability in the most challenging environments.
The benefits of stage 5 compliant loaders include reduced amount of particles in the diesel exhaust, helping the mines to improve air quality underground.
Additionally, the stage 5 loaders are capable of operating with up to 3 per cent reduced fuel consumption compared to the lower stages.