Last week Gary Moorcroft, the Managing Director of Pelgin Consultancy Services, handed over a LGMG Rigid Dump truck to Collin Campbell of Pomona stone quarries at a ceremony held at Pomona Stone Quarry in Harare.
The truck which is a LGMG MT60 Rigid Dump Truck, the first MT60 model to operate in Zimbabwe, offers a payload of 45 tons, and is ideally suited for medium size mines and stone quarries. However, there are a number of smaller LGMG MT50 and larger MT86 Models already operating on chrome mines in the Country.
Pelgin, are confident that this product range is set to become a major solution for mining operations looking for a productive, but price competitive solution for their haul requirements. There are a number of medium to large projects that Pelgin are currently working on for the supply of the LGMG Range of equipment, and Zimbabwe will soon become a major destination for these products.
According to Pelgin, the truck handed to Pomona Quarries LGMG MT60 Truck, has a payload of 45 tons, and is being loaded with a Volvo EC700 Excavator, fitted with a 4.1m3 rock bucket.
“This is an ideal match, and the excavator is needing 7 passes to load the truck, which hauls the blasted grey granite in the pit to the primary crusher. The truck is standard, but does include the more robust tyres fitted with 15.00R25 E4 Tyres. This unit has a 20m3 bin purpose built to take the higher SG rated material. Standard bin size for the 45 ton payload is 25m3. The Body is made of NM400 steel and is designed to take the harsh conditions found in mining and quarrying operations. Pelgin also provided Pomona with a LGMG Technician to offer operator training as well as maintenance training.” Said one Pelgin consultant member.
Pelgin are the official Volvo CE Dealer in Zimbabwe and have become a major source of equipment for the mining and construction industries in Zimbabwe. In addition SDLG is also offers by Pelgin, a Company that is jointly owned by both Volvo CE and LGMG. This gives Pelgin the unique advantage of offering the full spread of mining and construction equipment that offers complete solutions to their customer base. There is no doubt that LGMG will become a popular Brand for Pelgin in Zimbabwe as the mining industry embraces them in the years to come.
Pelgin also offer LGMG MT86H model, which is a 55 ton payload. It is extremely popular in larger mining operations around the world, reports have it that, over 3 000 of these units are sold each year. LGMG can offer up to a 70 ton payload model, for example their LGMG CMT106. The truck is a dedicated rigid off road mining dump truck, built from the ground up. LGMG trucks are tougher, more productive and dedicated to harsh mining conditions. This, coupled with being extremely price competitive, make it a viable alternative not only to generic tipper trucks but also the more conventional, yet pricey, articulated and rigid mining trucks available.