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peterAustralia
11-18-2011, 07:55 PM
I just discovered this

http://www.etftrucks.eu/Mining-Trucks/

a lot of innovations. All wheel steering, all wheel drive, lower center of gravity. It will be interesting to see if they end up being made. I guess a lot comes down to cost, how much more will this new type of mining dump truck cost compared with the conventional mining dump truck. Some of the trucks are programmed to run without drivers

There are also some YouTube videos of these mining trucks


another little thing
the Yeti off road truck
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QoZrqTbW_zg

looks nice, my feeling is that the wheels should be a bit further apart, to give more stability, to compensate for the high center of gravity. I realise that in doing so that it would no longer be street legal, but off road it would be good.

Mrleft8
11-18-2011, 09:32 PM
Shane would still need a ladder to get to the first step...:D

B_B
11-18-2011, 09:33 PM
http://www.etftrucks.eu/images/selfloadinghaultraininaction.jpg/
Some neat stuff there.

That thing with the skinny tyres is just silly as a practical vehicle, especially in snow - they rely on contact between the tyre and the ground, and what happens if you hit a deeper spot? Much smarter to add on some of these:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=sqJcPZ3fOPA#t=9s

peterAustralia
11-19-2011, 02:23 AM
maybe this Russian 4x4 is better

a long while back I came across a similar Russian 6x6. Looked perfect for going over Tundra, snow, Ice, water. It was amphibious too. Had the same very large balloon tyres (low pressure)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uf5m2cKu0IU&feature=related

I think this is it.. possibly similar, though the one I saw last time had also the option of even lower pressure tyres, Real balloon type
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZ0IpUaGzs0

no, it was this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d617MZl3WVY&feature=related
Litvina. It comes with these balloon tyres, also comes with large size conventional type tryes

this is cute too
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDoylvYTkN8&feature=related

Peerie Maa
11-19-2011, 06:41 PM
I just discovered this

http://www.etftrucks.eu/Mining-Trucks/

a lot of innovations. All wheel steering, all wheel drive, lower center of gravity. It will be interesting to see if they end up being made. I guess a lot comes down to cost, how much more will this new type of mining dump truck cost compared with the conventional mining dump truck. Some of the trucks are programmed to run without drivers

There are also some YouTube videos of these mining trucks



They look like Scheuerle technology


http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=gkreQbjgew4

We use them to move units. Go to 9.30 in the video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=-5mKzBFuKn4#t=576s

brad9798
11-19-2011, 07:55 PM
TOTALLY cool ... my boy and I just went to the website ... great stuff!

:)

SMARTINSEN
11-19-2011, 09:03 PM
Everything looks like digital rendering, are there any real pictures?

peterAustralia
11-20-2011, 07:38 AM
You are correct, the new type of mining truck is just a computer file at the moment, however if it does eventuate, you will be one of the first to have known about it!
It looks pretty impressive, those new mining trucks, but how much do they cost? No doubt a fair bit, probably more than the standard mining truck. Also they go on a fair bit about their ability to handle rough ground, I would have though that roads in mining sites would be graded flat?

The Mattracks is pretty cool. For me, I prefer wheels, as I think they have lower rolling resistance, and generally can go further between maintenance. Having said that I think that the Mattracks would probably give better traction on snow than wheels. If you are not planning to go through water, then they may well be better.

Here is anothe Litvina YouTube video. Apparently they went 6000km along the top of siberia, above the artic circle (darn impressive!) They handled Tundra, Ice, Snow, water, amphibious too. The perfect vehichle I would have thought for the North West Provinces of Canada. Compared to a tracked vehicle, if you fall in the water, it is not a huge thing, just use the wheels as big paddle wheels. From a personal point of view, I just love this Litvina vehicle. Its like a James Bond Car, Land, Snow, Water, Mud, Ice, anything. River crossing, no problem, marshy ground, no problem.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BGHk5T57dg