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NEO moves forward on site

Ten months after its „birth“ GHH´s latest LHD receives a
remarkable acceptance in the market: A significant number of
orders are in the books for the new LF-10 NEO, told the
manufacturer. And there is more to come.
At 2.5 m, the loader offers the highest tipping height on the market,
according to GHH. This means that every 30 ton dump truck currently
available worldwide can be loaded in the field. The LF-10 NEO also
offers the greatest operator ergonomics in the industry, with a large
footbox, excellent visibility and superior comfort. The manufacturer
attributes great importance to the human factor: a machine can only
provide the prerequisites – its ultimate productivity is brought out by the
performance of a satisfied operator in the cabin.
The NEO marks a turning point in the portfolio of the German
manufacturer. Gradually, the other product lines are to be upgraded to
the new performance standard. The LF-10 NEO made the start, as the
class with a payload of 10 tonnes is said to be the most in demand in
the industry worldwide. Some orders have already been delivered.
A considerable number of improvements, all of which can be
measured in terms of increased performance and productivity, have
gone into the NEO series, says GHH.
A lot of changes have also been made at the factory. For example, the
improved models feature a more modular design. On the one hand, to
be able to manufacture more cost-efficiently. On the other hand, the
vehicles can now be assembled much faster at the site of operation if
transport in one piece is not possible. Despite all the robustness and
simplicity for maximum reliability and safety, telemetry solutions and
technologies also go into the vehicles. For example, to be able to
monitor the fleet remotely with the “GHH inSiTE” software. An
important factor here is predictive maintenance in order to reduce
costs for the customer.
We are not reinventing the wheel, told GHH, but the actions taken are
so substantial that customers will receive a remarkable benefit when
compared to what is currently in the market.

The LF-10 NEO is the newest version of the LF-10, one of the most
requested product in the portfolio of GHH. “The high break out forces,
efficient boom and bucket motion times as well as the strong power to
weight ratio makes the LF-10 NEO one of the best in class”, says Ingo
Rath, Product Line Manager Loaders at GHH in Germany. With a
length of 9,6 m and an overall width of 2,6 m the LF-10 NEO is very
compact and versatile for excellent manoeuvrability in a mid-seam
underground mining environment.
The standard bucket holds 4,6 m3 or 10 tons, making loading and
unloading easier and more cost-effective. Customized bucket size for
different application is available. “GHH installs the water-cooled
Mercedes OM936 diesel engine with 240 kW which is the best in the
10 ton loader size class”, says Rath. “The large fuel tank also allows
for full shift operation with no worry for refuelling mid shift and losing
valuable production time”. Exhaust gas emissions complies with EPA
Tier 3 / EU Stage IIIA on the standard machine, while EU Stage V is
also optionally available. The low fuel consumption, ease of
maintainability and robust design as well as durability and reliability of
the product all add to the low operating costs.
The LF-10 NEO has a great operators’ compartment which boasts
excellent ergonomics, control layout and general arrangement within
the cabin. The large footbox gives the operator significant space and
comfort, while the excellent visibility rounds off an already well
designed cabin. In general, the loader now comes standard with useful
safety and maintainability features such as the Proximity Detection
System (PDS) interface, which allows the integration of third-party
equipment. And optionally the loader is also available with GHH
inSiTE, a digital analytics system, and automation ready.

GHH press office
Mr Bjorn Hoffmann
Phone +49 (0)521 – 260 2513
Pressways PR, Ecos Office Center
Herforder Str. 69, 33602 Bielefeld, Germany

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