WR810 层4 machines hit the market in 加拿大
It says a lot about Elphinstone’s reputation when a dealer halfway around the world orders its machines off the plan.
But that’s exactly what happened when Toromont (Authorised Caterpillar and Elphinstone Dealer) in 安大略, 加拿大, learned about Elphinstone’s WR810 层4 Underground Support Vehicles.
Toromont secured two of these brand-new machines – one with a flat deck and crane, the other with water sprays and water cannon – for its dealership in Sudbury, 安大略, 而且刚刚送到. A third WR810 will be on its way next year.
在伯尼设计和制造, WR810是一种高度365官方彩票app下载设备, 10吨标称基础平台, 包括scissor-lift, 搅拌器(6立方米), 燃料和润滑油卡车, delivery with crane and innovative water cannon.
“This is a machine built to thrive in the harshest underground hard-rock mining environments,拉里·威德菲尔德说, 销售 & 产品支持 Representative for Elphinstone in North America. “In terms of operator comfort, speed and productivity, the WR810 is hard to beat.”
安大略的矿业社区, the Elphinstone name has long been synonymous with quality and innovation. This eastern region is the site of some of the world’s most productive mines, 含有大量的镍, 铂和钯, and Elphinstone machines have been underground here since 1990.
Larry was involved right from the start, and has some fascinating tales about the early days of the North American business.
“I was working for a company called Crothers – which was later bought by Toromont – when we heard about Elphinstone’s products, 飞到塔斯马尼亚岛去看他们,”拉里回忆. “鲍勃·卡尔弗特, and one of the dealers took us out to one of the mines and said, ‘这, 玩得开心, I’ll see you at the end of the shift,然后就把365官方彩票app下载丢在那里了. But we were in great hands, because the customer just loved his machine, and we ordered one.”
那台机器，是R1500装载机, serial number 106 – marked the start of Elphinstone’s incursion into 加拿大, and the beginning of Larry’s relationship with Elphinstone. 一年之后, he’d left Toromont to become Elphinstone’s first employee for 加拿大, 美国和墨西哥.
“Dale gave me a credit card and said, ‘I hope you like travelling – I want you to see what you can do to start the business here.’ Pretty soon, we were delivering 100 machines a year across North America.”
Elphinstone’s success came from the quality of its loaders and the company’s ability to address customer requirements with good solutions, 拉里说.
“One of the key factors was machine productivity,” he says. “We were faster and more reliable than anybody, and we prioritised operator comfort in our cabs – they were so comfortable, operators were eating their lunch in there instead of going to the lunch room. Managers couldn’t believe the uptake of acceptance by the operators.”
Larry predicts that the WR810 will be just as popular with operators and owners. The operator station is designed to seat three people in comfort with exceptional visibility, which is ideal for training purposes as well as allowing the complete crew to travel collectively, rather than deploying an additional light vehicle for personnel transport.
与此同时, the oscillating hitch provides superior operator comfort, four-wheel ground contact and reduced wear on the hitch and steering components.
在功能方面, the WR810 层4水炮 is a dual application machine, providing both production and support capabilities. “这非常独特，”拉里说.
作为生产机器, the water cannon uses high pressure water to blast and wash valuable ore fines from difficult to access areas of the mine. A wireless controller and base station allows the operator to position the 8m telescopic boom for high-pressure blasting of material blockages from a safe remote location.
作为支撑机, the high pressure water cannon is used to unblock open stopes by blasting the fines and smaller rocks away, and dislodging the remaining material. Water Spray valves mounted at the rear and sides of the tank suppress dust from the haul roads improving the operating conditions and resulting in improved health and safety.
有效载荷为11,130公斤, the WR810 Delivery with crane ensures parts, components and maintenance personnel are transported safely throughout the mine.
The fully integrated Hiab X-HiDuo 092 ‘optimal performance’ loader crane features a rated lifting capacity of 8.8吨米(TM)和7.7-metre outreach, providing a reliable solution for day-to-day heavy lifting.
“Our plan is to have these machines in operation in early 2022,拉里说:“, adding that there’s already considerable customer interest in these new assets. “The market over here is huge and once these machines get rolling I can see considerable demand for them.”