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The new Hitachi wheel loader to load Irshansk ilmenite
05.11.2018PJSC United Mining and Chemical Company purchased another specialized vehicle for Irshansk Mining and Processing Plant. This time, it is Hitachi wheel loader worth UAH 5.4 million. The loader will load products to be dispatched.
Oleksiy Vasyanovych, 1st category engineer of Chief Mechanic Unit of IMPP, a subsidiary of PJSC UMCC. Hitachi ZW310-5B loader is a powerful machine with many positive technical specifications, says Vasyanovych. “Diesel engine Hino with maximum net power 213 Kw or 285 HP is a huge advantage of the new module,” he said, adding that the loader has a reinforced V-shaped bucket with 3.4 m3 capacity. Dimensions of the loader (length x width x height): 9.03 x 2.93 x 3.53 m. Its working weight is 24,510 kg. Speed – 37 km/h. Maximum unloading height – 3.09 m. Turning radius – 7.25 m. Working load – around 20 tons.
Vitaliy Andriychuk, Chief of Transport and Technology Unit of Irshansk MPP, is happy with the new vehicle that arrived at his production unit. “We are thankful to the company for the new purchase. This orange ‘strongman’ will work on the railroad base of the plant. Since Hitachi is a multifunctional loading module, we will use it both for lifting and moving cargoes,» he tells about the new piece of equipment.
Over the past 20 years, we had American Caterpillar loader working at the plant. It worked for over 30,000 operating hours and is currently under repairs. “In the future, the repaired Caterpillar will be used at the workshops of the subsidiary for different kinds of works,” tells Andriychuk.
Drivers Oleksandr Zainchukovskiy and Valeriy Syroviy will operate the new Hitachi loader.
“Of course it is always nice to work with a new vehicle. The cabin is equipped with automatic air conditioning and its very convenient and comfortable for the driver. We will need to train a little, because it is a vehicle of another producer, more up-to-date than the old Caterpillar I drove for 12 years,” says Oleksandr Zainchukovskiy, an experienced driver of the new loader.
Oleksandr Denysenko, the plant's chief mechanic, informed that a representative of the company PJSC UMCC purchased Hitachi from would soon visit the plant. He will train, instruct the Irshansk drivers and will perform a number of preparatory works in order to begin using Hitachi.
Irshansk plant is placing big hopes for the Japanese loader. “We expect that the new vehicle will substantially speed up loading of finished products into railway cars at the railroad base of the plant. This will, in turn, lead to increase of volume of performed work within one shift,” says Viktor Sivchenko, Director of IMPP.
The new loader will save fuel for its unit and strength and time for repairs for the employees, believes Oleksandr Gladushko, Acting Chairman of the Board of PJSC UMCC. The new loader will be able to load more products and improve general production performance of the subsidiary, he believes.
Hitachi loader is the 16th transport vehicle purchased by PJSC UMCC for the subsidiary in 2017-2018, he said. The investment into transport for IMPP, including Hitachi loader, totaled UAH 21.5 million.