Brazil’s first Italian designed dump trucks
First publishedon www.AggBusiness.com
The first two Italian designed dump trucks have been delivered to the Candiota Mine in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
With a payload capacity of up to 65tonnes, the Perlini Randon trucks rely on Allison 6000 Series automatic transmission.
The trucks were delivered by Randon Veículos to Companhia Riograndense de Mineração (CRM), a mixed-capital company controlled by the state government of Rio Grande do Sul, to haul coal at the state’s Candiota Mine.
The RDP 470 is the result of a joint venture between Perlini Equipment and Randon Veículos.
Randon provided RDP 470 vehicles for evaluation by potential Brazilian clients, including CRM, who tested the demonstration vehicle prior to acquiring the first two units for their operation.
The truck underwent feasibility studies that “confirmed previously released data about productivity and operational cost gains in mining and construction companies.”
According to the joint venture, part of its strong performance, durability and driveability can be credited to its automatic transmission, an Allison 6000 Series.
“We have a long-standing partnership with Perlini in Italy and Randon in Brazil. This experience allowed our companies to work together to supply a vehicle especially designed for the rigors of South American mining and heavy construction sites,” says Clóvis Kitahara, marketing manager for Allison in South America.
The model belongs to an array of off-road trucks that transport from 30-100tonnes of payload.
Randon and Perlini have developed this ambitious project together, securing an option for organisations in South America.
The Perlini RDP 470 will be manufactured in Brazil and have compatible local content to be eligible for FINAME [Government Agency for Machinery and Equipment Financing ] financing.
“We intend to produce them as components are gradually nationalised. The basic structure will be manufactured at the Randon plant, always respecting the product’s original characteristics,” said Norberto Fabris, managing director of Randon Veículos.
The RDP 470 is powered by a Detroit Diesel MTU 12V-2000 12-cylinder electronically managed engine.