Modified loaders for coal handling

Modified loaders

ASANTE DINOKO, a company providing a comprehensive range of engineering and environmental services has taken delivery of four SANY SYL956 front-end loaders from Goscor Earthmoving (GEM).

The front-end loaders will be deployed for coal-stockpile management at various power stations for electricity utility Eskom. The SANY SYL956s were specially modified for this application with 4.6 m3 coal buckets, as opposed to the standard 3 m3 bucket, with the entire order delivered successfully at the end May, SANY Operations Manager Murray Leith reports.

Apart from competitive pricing and low operating costs, GEM is able to offer financing options from Goscor Finance.

This gives it a significant edge over its competitors in servicing its broad client base. “We have dedicated service technicians who are able to go out to site for the mandatory 250-hour service intervals. Thus we are able to provide a well-rounded package,” Leith comments.

The SANY SYL956 front-end loaders feature a high efficiency Cummins Tier 3 QSL8.9 engine with multipoint fuel injection system which aids throttle response, enhances fuel efficiency and reduces noise.

The customised Dana axis-shift transmission with electronic control system allows for automatic shifting. A forward/reverse handle and fingertip control ensures operator comfort and ease-of-use, while the combination of solenoid valves and logic control means smoother shifting and a quicker response.

The load-sensitive hydraulic system provides for a perfect balance between speed and power, resulting in a 10% to 15% energy saving. The high-pressure hydraulic system maximises displacement for a higher breakout and lifting force.