MTU Africa gives mining trucks a new lease on life
Posted on 08 May 2019 by Wolfgang Stolba, Images by MTU
Eight Komatsu and Hitachi trucks in Africa are currently being converted to MTU Series 4000 engines.
Mine trucks usually need new engines after three to five years. Rolls-Royce Power Systems supplies what it calls Repower Kits for this purpose. These are pre-assembled drive modules consisting of an engine, a generator and a radiator all mounted on a base frame. They also come with an electronic engine management and monitoring system. MTU engineers are happy and skilled to the task to tailor-made technical adjustments where necessary.
Across the world, the most potential for repowering with the Series 4000 can be found in Russia, the US, Australia, Chile, Peru, Africa and China. As one of the latest developments in Europe, the company is currently opening up markets in Bulgaria and Serbia.