Expansion of sales and service
Belaz already uses over one hundred 16 V 4000 C11 engines in its vehicles, with a payload capacity ranging from 220 to 240 t. This gives the manufacturer a number of advantages, including tried and tested modularization and scale benefits. This means that the same spare parts, equipment (e.g.oil, filter) and hardware and software tools can be used in various types of vehicle.
"Good trucks are essential for mine operators, but they are not enough. A perfectly running infrastructure is also required," says Dennis Gering, mtu Customer Service employee and on site at the Chernigovez mine. "Day-to-day life in the mine is tough, so everything has to be right: From the fuel quality, to the large on-site workshop, right through to service, spare parts supply, training courses and regular consultation," he continues. mtu has therefore been expanding its global sales and service network substantially for many years. Incidentally, what were until now the largest haul trucks in the world, the Liebherr T282 with a 363 t payload capacity and the Belaz 75602 (360 t), are also powered by mtu 4000 Series engines.