As end-dump truck bodies and semi-trailer dumping rigs get longer, the incidence of units tipping over has increased. Discusses ways to avoid the problem through increasing stability, being aware of the hazards and improving maintenance. Spring This type of accident is more frequently connected with semitrailer rigs than with straight trucks. In the last couple of years, one fatality and at least one serious injury have resulted when dump trucks tipped over. Statistics on the frequency of tip-overs are not available because the occurrences are not reported unless injuries result.
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Products during included heavy dump trucks for up to a ton payload, powered by Caterpillar, Detroit Diesel and Cummins engines. April In April Unit Rig purchased the Dart product line of wheel loaders and mechanical drive haulage trucks. The Dart range of vehicles included the model C mechanical drive front end loader which has a 48, pound bucket capacity and end dump trucks ranging in capacity from 85 to tons. The Dart line also included tractor trailer bottom dump coal haulers with capacities from to tons. July On July 8, , Caterpillar completed its acquisition of Bucyrus. In October , Caterpillar and Rio Tinto signed a five-year agreement for Caterpillar to furnish Rio Tinto's worldwide mining operations with surface mining equipment, including trucks, shovels, wheeled loaders, tracked tractors, and wheeled graders.
A total of tonnes of quenched and tempered steel from the Bisalloy Steels Wollongong manufacturing plant was supplied for the construction of each of the hoppers. The "Unit Rig" hoppers, to be used at Queensland's Curragh coal mine, are each capable of hauling a massive tonnes of coal in one load. Forward Engineers Pty Ltd, of Western Australia, were integral to ensuring the success of the BD as the company has specialised teams dedicated to servicing the needs of many of the major dump truck manufacturers. The hoppers were computer-designed by "Unit Rig" and measure 16m long, 6. Each hopper weighs just 70 tonnes.
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