Irwin rolls out diesel locomotive

PENNSYLVANIA manufacturer Irwin Car and Equipment has introduced the newest addition to its equipment line-up, the DH-25 diesel locomotive.
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Irwin Car and Equipment's new DH-25 diesel locomotive.

Donna Schmidt

Ideal for use in underground mining as well as tunneling, the new vehicle features a US Mine Safety and Health Administration-approved engine and exhaust package and a final drive axle assembly with 30-inch wheels manufactured in-house exclusively for the DH-25.

The unit also has easily accessible disc brakes that negate the need for major, time-consuming assembly, a suspension system to provide maximum trackability and an ergonomic cab for comfort, safety and visibility.

“The DH-25 exemplifies our ongoing commitment to innovation and quality,” Irwin president and chief executive officer William Baker said.

“As global mining increases, we are in a strong position to meet the requirements of mine operators who need superior equipment to help maximize their productivity.”

The new release is being manufactured at the company’s facility in Blairsville, Pennsylvania, which recently underwent an expansion from 26,000 square feet to 40,000sq.ft.

Irwin officials said the extension permitted it to handle the increasing volume of work it was receiving from its locomotive group and mine and tunneling supply business units.

Irwin’s line includes mine cars, belt winders, mobile mine ventilation systems, rock duster systems, drills, mantrips, hydraulic filter systems and filter elements and mine switch and signaling devices.

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