Sandvik stage 5 engine technology for load and haul

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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.

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