For the first time in the Indian mining industry, L&T Construction & Mining Machinery and Komatsu India Pvt. Ltd. have introduced the large-size Komatsu Water Sprinkler WT 80KL at Singareni Collieries Co Ltd (SCCL). The sprinkler has been handed over to SCCL senior officials at Manuguru OCP, Telangana by Mr. Yasunori Fujii, MD, KIPL and Mr. KA Sravan Kumar, Head-Product Support, L&T.
This model has been developed as a retro-fitment on 100-Ton Dump Truck HD785-7 manufactured by Komatsu at its Chennai plant. This has enhanced the life of used dump trucks, which otherwise would be scrapped. This reflects Komatsu and L&T’s commitment to sustainability, environmental protection, and safe operations to support the mining industry.
This water sprinkler will be deployed for dust suppression in the mines and on haul roads. A water-cannon fitted as a fire-fighting machine is also suitable for washing trucks. The water-cannon attachment is mounted on the front side of the machine, operated hydraulically at about 90 deg slew and 70 deg elevation to throw water to a distance of about 60 m.
The sprinkling device, fitted on the back of the machine, holds a spraying capacity of 18 m wide and 9.5 m away. This larger sprinkler covers the maximum area of haul roads reducing the number of passes and eventually saving fuel.
Integration of this water sprinkler and cannon system with Komatsu’s Dump Truck HD785-7, a proven model for its performance in the mining industry world-wide, will be an added advantage and enhance customer satisfaction.