MTG launches the new LHD Lip System for underground

MTG has launched a new complete bucket protection system for loaders in underground mines, the LHD Lip System, after thorough testing in Canadian and Portuguese mines.

Lou Caruana

The new welded lip shrouds are specifically designed to maximise bucket penetration for load-haul-dump vehicles in underground mines.

The welded system comes with an ultra-slim design that optimises bucket penetration and reliability, increasing machine productivity and operational time, according to MTG.

The system is capable of reducing fuel and pneumatic consumption, compared with mechanical protectors, providing a great competitive advantage for the user, it said.

Designed and manufactured in Europe, LHD Lip System is produced with the new steel alloy,MET40LH, developed to the strictest quality controls (including AOD process control) to maximize the hardness and protection of the bucket without losing the weldability of steel.

Other advantages this system offers are the shroud self-sharpening design, which increases its wear life, as well as installation versatility in any bucket width.

MTG’s welded LHD Lip System for loader buckets has a thickness of 38mm. A version of the LHD shrouds with more wear material at the lower part is being developed for more abrasive applications during the coming year, as well as a hammerless system during 2017.

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