GHH’s MK-42 is a 42 tonne dump truck for underground mining, construction and tunnelling activities. It can carry up to 45 tonnes with the dump box ranging from 19 cubic metres to 24 cubic metres and has a rating of 460 kW. The truck boasts optimal traction and higher driving comfort, thanks to oscillating articulation and front axle suspension system. The MK-42 has a large ergonomic roll-over protection structure/falling-object protective structure certified safety cabin with high performance air-conditioning and air filtration. The pressurised cabin is noise and dust isolated with no high pressure hoses inside and includes a strategically placed trainer seat for on-the-job operator training.
GHH together with Studio HeikkiNaulapääOyhas developed the baseline methodology and design philosophy for the MK-42 based on which the GHH team developed the innovative, ergonomically designed, next-generation dump truck, thus setting the industry standard for future mining and construction products. It has been designed in collaboration with operators and miners in order to ensure the most fit-for-purpose product with best-in-class operator comfort and safety. The powerful and rugged product design lends itself not only to an extremely comfortable ride but also provides for high productivity while maintaining low operating costs. The truck is strong on the inside and through advanced industrial design, is also visually appealing on the outside with clear product colouring provided for maximum visibility in underground/tunnelling operations.
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