BEML unveils heavy electrical trucks, excavators: In a big push to manufacture of heavy vehicles in the country, India’s state owned BEML Tuesday launched several heavy vehicles designed and developed in the country. It includes a 150 tonne dump truck BH150E, 180 tonne electrical excavator BE1800E 180, Heli-Portable Dozer called BD50HST, and Medium Bullet Proof Vehicle (MBPV) called GAUR.
Defence minister Rajnath Singh virtually launched these heavy vehicles in presence of top defence ministry officials, including defence secretary Dr Ajay Kumar and Secretary Defence (Production), among others.
“I am extremely pleased to see a range of products developed by the DPSUs that will propel us towards our goal of ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat (self-reliant India)’,” said Rajnath Singh.
Among the BEML products the 150 Ton Electric Dump Truck and BE1800E 180 Ton super giant Electrical Excavator built with swadeshi technology will cater to the requirements of the mining industry.
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“At a time when the government is promoting ‘Atmanirbharata’, BEML is leading the way by introducing indigenously designed & developed products that will not only contribute to the country’s GDP but also ensure savings of precious foreign exchange,” said Deepak Kumar Hota, CMD, BEML.
He said these products re-emphasize BEML’s commitment towards ‘Make in India’ and self-reliance.
BEML’s BH150E 150 Ton Electric Dump Truck
BH150E 150 Ton Electric Dump Truck is India’s first Electric Drive Rear Dump Truck. This product possesses signification features like High power performance, enhance productivity, exceptional manoeuvrability, superiors operator comfort. The Truck is boon to Indian mining sector in its large-scale operations.
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BE1800E 180 Ton Electrical Excavator
BE1800E 180 Ton Electrical Excavator is packed with leading edge technology, offers a host of features including superior controllability, mobility, durability, maintainability and operator comforts. This excavator is cost effective alternative to the 10 cum Rope Shovels currently in operation. This excavator is extremely useful in large mining projects where low cost electric power is available.
These products with reduced carbon footprint will help to increase productivity in mining operations both domestically and globally, BEML said.
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BD50HST Heli-portable dozer
BD50HST is state-of-the-art first Heli-portable dozer in India. It is equipped with latest technology such as advance ‘Electric Monitoring System’ for accurate & smooth operations and adjustable ‘Operator Sheet’ for operator’s comfort. It can quickly assemble and dissemble at a short period.
This Dozer can be used at remote locations like Border Roads for clearing debris, laying of road and capable of withstanding extreme temperature variations.
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BEML’s Gaur Bullet Proof Vehicle
Medium Bullet Proof Vehicle (MBPV) – MK II ‘GAUR’ designed and developed indigenously with added safety features. The equipment is equipped with Night vision camera, Blast resistance seat, GPS navigation, Radio and Telecommunication System.
It boasts of Modular Armoured Hull, Central Tyre Inflation System and Run Flat Tyres. The vehicle shields security personal from arm fire and hand grenade attacks and has a carrying capacity upto 10 personnel.
BEML Gaur is a 4X4 all-wheel drive and specially designed for easy manoeuvrability, operability and maintainability.
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