Heavy Equipment Low Loaders
CMP Engineers offers a range of low loaders which address the major problems of existing low loaders - limited braking capacity and severe tyre scrub.

Based on experience in the design of large coal haulers (notably the Hastings Deering 160 and 220-tonne coal haulers), the company offers a series of low loaders which overcome these shortcomings by utilising single or tandem axle assemblies from large mining trucks in place of the multiple-axle designs currently in use. Tyre-scrub, and its attendant high maintenance costs for both tyres and suspension systems, is greatly reduced.

Heavy Equipment Low Loader

This concept also permits the use of large enclosed oil-cooled disc brakes with spring applied emergency brakes. Such systems are designed to meet the requirements of AS 2958, providing safe and reliable fade-free braking and retardation in accordance with the requirements of this standard. Retardation on the trailer axles allows such low- loaders to descend long grades safely with full loads on board.

Based on the above principles, we have developed designs for low-loaders up to 450 tonnes in capacity. All designs are fully-engineered and utilise finite-element analysis techniques to produce fatigue-resistant structures.

We also have developed designs for converting existing multiple-axle low loaders to large-tyred single-axle designs, and we would be happy to discuss with you any requirements for custom designs or modifications which you are considering. The photograph above shows the conversion of a 150 tonne unit in progress.

Our company personnel are also experienced in problem-solving with other mining machinery, particularly in the field of fatigue failure and vibration. We have a long history of involvement with field testing, including strain gauging and vibration measurement and analysis.

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