GHH launches new load haul dumper

8 November 2022

Mining and tunnelling equipment manufacturer GHH has unveiled a new load haul dumper designed for underground hard rock mining.

The LF-10 NEO is a compact 10-ton loader that builds on its predecessor, the LF-10.

The LF-10 NEO has a z-link design with a tipping height of 2.5m – the maximum in its class – and suited for loading all 30-ton trucks in the market.

“The high breakout forces, efficient boom and bucket motion times, as well as the strong power-to-weight ratio, make the LF-10 NEO one of the best in class,” said Ingo Rath, product line manager loaders at GHH in Germany.

With a length of 9.6m and width of 2.6m, the LF-10 NEO is compact and versatile for manoeuvring in a mid-seam underground environment.

The standard bucket holds 4.6m3 or 10 tons at 2500mm width, making loading and unloading easier and more cost-effective.

“GHH installs the water-cooled Mercedes OM936 diesel engine with 240kW which is the best in the 10-ton loader size class,” said Rath. “The large fuel tank also allows for full shift operation with no worry for refuelling mid-shift and losing valuable production time.”

Exhaust gas emissions comply with EPA Tier 3 or EU Stage IIIA on the standard machine, while EU Stage V is an option.

The LF-10 NEO’s operator’s compartment has been designed with ergonomics in mind. A large footbox gives the operator more space and comfort, and the compartment also provides good visibility.

The loader comes standard with safety and maintainability features such as the Proximity Detection System interface, which allows the integration of third-party equipment.

The machine also integrates with the electronic monitoring and digital analytics systems GHH inSiTE, providing data on machine performance and maintenance requirements and it can be tailored to customers’ specific needs.

The LF-10 NEO, with an operating weight of around 28 tons, achieves up to 32km/h with four-speed transmission and gradients up to 25%. It tips the 10-ton payload in 2.6 seconds.