26 Volvo FMX 10x4 tippers in an underground mine
February 2017, 26 Volvo FMX 10x4 tippers started operating at the Cerro Lindo Project in Peru.
The trucks operate at the Cerro Lindo Project, one of the largest under-ground mines of South America, lying South of Lima, in the middle of the Andes Mountains, at an altitude of over two kilometers. Mainly zinc, but also copper and silver are extracted from this mine. The mine is operated by Milpo Mining (www.milpo.com), Dinet (www.dinet.com.pe) is the contractor. They are responsible for hauling the ore from the mine to the local processing plant.
Summer 2016, we have deployed a demo truck on site for three months, which has won the test with two competing suppliers based on uptime, payload and maneuverability. December 2016, all 26 vehicles arrived in the port of Lima and last month a local tipper company, called Frameca, mounted 26 front cylinder tippers onto the chassis.
It is a full service deal, so BAS Mining Trucks will be responsible for the total maintenance and repairs for a period of 36 months. We’ve shipped two 40ft containers fully loaded with spare parts and a plug-and-play warehouse management system. Inventory in this warehouse is electronically monitored and is in direct contact with The Netherlands to ensure a sufficient stock level on site. A Peruvian expat and 5 - 13 mechanics (depends on workload) are responsible for the local workshop.