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Case targets quarries and mines with latest articulated dumper

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CASE is launching an articulated dump truck featuring an ejector body for low-headroom applications and for areas where unsupervised tipping is not viable.

The 27-tonne 330E uses a hydraulic ram to discharge material out of the tailgate, which opens automatically.

Case believes such machines will become increasingly important to quarry and mine operators as health and safety legislation becomes more stringent in Europe. One of the regulations expected by the quarry industry is the prevention of truck drivers tipping from full height over 'live' edges.

'This may have previously been viewed as a niche machine, but it is growing in importance for quarry operators as it avoids having to tip the body, while also allowing more controlled spreading of loads, ' said a Case spokesman.

The 330E features the terrain handling of conventional Case ADTs, with a locking primary differential distributing power between front axle and rear bogie and a second locking differential between the two rear axles.

Its Powershift transmission covers six forward and three reverse gears, producing a top speed of 46 kmh in sixth gear.