BTI Designs Multi Purpose Service/Utility Vehicle Cassettes

Thu July 07, 2011 - National Edition

Breaker Technology’s (BTI) MPV cassette series has been designed for use as a modular, multi-purpose underground “workhorse”. A multi-purpose cassette concept streamlines the overall operation by maximizing the productivity of the carrier unit, according to the manufacturer.

Cassette configurations are available as fuel lube, fuel transfer, shotcrete remixer, personnel carrier, crane, scissors lift, emulsion loading and ANFO loading, with the ability to meet specific requirements.

Engineered for Productivity and Safety

The carrier is a low profile vehicle that can maneuver in tight underground tunnels, with +/- 45 degree articulation, a width of 6 ft. (1.8 m) and a protective canopy height of 7 ft. 6 in. (2.3 m).

The cassettes have rugged hydraulic stabilizers with front and rear independent controls mounted on the frames. Two telescopic hydraulic jacks with hydraulic side shift are mounted at the articulation end. Four-point manual lock-up is provided for added safety.

The frames are constructed for heavy duty mine use with checker-plated flat decks. Easy quick attach/detach hook-ups are provided for both hydraulics and electric.

The cassettes are equipped with a plug-in electrical system for lighting, headlights and running lights. Cassette mounted controls with self-contained full function hydraulics allow for total modular integration. Aligning guides facilitate simple attach/detach, allowing cassette changeover in minutes.

Both the carrier and cassettes have the same full complement of options as the dedicated vehicles that BTI also offers.

BTI’s worldwide network of dealer representatives along with their in-house service specialists offer assistance during vehicle commissioning and provide training for operation and maintenance personnel.

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