Nov 10
Dumper Creates History
Dumper Creates History
WAY BACK in 2008, L&T delivered and commissioned the first batch of Komatsu HD785 Dump Trucks at Tata Steel’s Noamundi mines in Jharkhand. One of these dumpers has made history of sorts by completing 60,000 hours in July 2020.
This is the first mining truck in the iron-ore mining industry in India to achieve this feat. During the 60,000 hours of operation, the milestone HD785 dumper (SL No N10029) completed 129,637 trips and hauled 12.48 million tonnes of material with 94% equipment availability.
Komatsu’s equipment are known for superior quality and high performance. The L&T team deployed at the site has provided round-the-clock service even during the lockdown, and is the critical factor in achieving this milestone. L&T was engaged as the service partner to provide maintenance for Komatsu fleet under an FMC contract besides operator training. 
Today, Tata Steel operates a fleet of 64 Komatsu machines in its Ore Mines & Quarry Division in Noamundi as well as Joda and Khondbond - both in Odisha. These include 41 HD785 Dump Trucks, four WA900 Wheel Loaders, six GD825A Motor Graders, five D275 Crawler Dozers, a WD600 Wheel Dozer and seven Water Sprinklers. L&T has also supplied Komatsu machines in Tata Steel’s captive coal mines in West Bokaro in Jharkhand.

LTI was conferred the Platinum award in the Employment Enhancing Vocational Skills category at the 7th Annual CSR Awards 2020 organised by the Greentech Foundation. The award recognised the outstanding achievements of LTI's CSR Project for the revival of Warli Art.


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