First unit outside of Sweden receives rave reviews
Time saving and safety were the big things that Kinross Mines in Mauritania were hoping to achieve by introducing the Swedish manufactured multi-functional wheel carrier used for dump truck maintenance work.
Since installing the first unit of its type to be introduced outside of Sweden, it has received rave reviews because of the time saved and the improved safety that it offers. Since becoming the agents for this machine, generally referred to as a wheel carrier, we’ve had a battle to give it a good descriptive name because it does far more than remove and install ‘mega wheels’.
Essentially it is a multi-functional machine as in addition to removing and replacing wheels, it is designed for removal of final drives, wheel motors and suspension struts of ultra-class mining dump trucks. This incredible machine has a precision engineered drive system which allows diagonal steering to give millimetre precision so that fitting is exact, far easier and far safer than conventional means of undertaking this type of work.
Variants of these machines have been used in the mining industry since 2004. Workshop personnel will attest to the weight and hazards of working on this type of equipment so anything that makes for a safer, quicker, and easier operation has to have significance. We have a video showing how it operates on here