Haul truck operations

The ALROSA fleet of heavy trucks includes altogether 213 vehicles, including ninety-four trucks with load capacities of 120–136 tons.

For transporting ore and overburden large and super-size dump trucks with load capacities of 39 to 136 tons are used.

The ALROSA fleet of heavy trucks includes altogether 213 vehicles,
including ninety-four trucks with load capacities of 120–136 tons.

The fleet of 42 to 45-ton haul trucks is composed of the makes produced by the Belarusian Automobile Plant and consists of 93 vehicles:

Mine trucks used in the Udachny Mining and Processing Division are of a dump type too. There are forty Caterpillar САТ-785В dump trucks with a load capacity of 136 tons.

In the Jubilee open-pit mine of the Aikhal Mining and Processing Division the following makes of dump trucks are in operation:

In the Nyurba Mining and Processing Division they use Caterpillar CATs-777 of D and F series with a load capacity of 91 tons — 24 dump trucks.

In the Mirny Mining and processing division two Volvo A40E articulated dump trucks are used for placer mining.

The exploitation of mine trucks in kimberlite open-pit mines of Yakutia is carried out under particularly difficult mining and technical conditions, which leads to a material increase in the cost of mining.

At the open-pit mines of the Aikhal and Nyurba Mining and Processing Divisions automated mine vehicle fleet management systems (MMS) are in operation.

An MMS has the following main functions:

The implementation of the MMS has resulted in higher productivity of mining equipment and haul trucks, lower downtime, more economical fuel consumption, and optimized mining and haulage costs.

The haulage load of the ALROSA mine vehicle fleet in 2009 was 89,059.9 tons, with a haulage turnover of 476,055.3 thousand ton-kilometers.

This page was last updated on 27 August 2013 at 14.05